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Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The ATHA team marks the release of each Humanitarian Assistance Podcast with a live, online Launch Event. These events give our network of practitioners the chance to listen to the latest podcast as a group, to ask questions about the material, and to build relationships with other professionals. The Launch Event for this latest episode is being held Wednesday, 25 October, 2017. To register for the event, click here. Already registered? Click here to join at 10:00am (EST) the day of the event.

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Practitioner Profiles | Sawsan Samara and Joel Hernandez

Friday, September 22, 2017

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In this episode, Meredith Blake speaks with Sawsan Samara and Joel Hernandez about their time working for the Elpida Home for Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sawsan has 12 years of experience working in the development sector with a focus on gender issues and the Syrian refugee crisis. She has worked with various international organizations and development agencies, headed regional offices in Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories, and worked on protection issues and refugee...



Yemen’s Cholera Crisis: Fighting Disease During Armed Conflict

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Yemen currently faces the “world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” according to a joint statement issued by UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in July 2017. As of August, the WHO reported that over 500,000 suspected cholera cases and nearly 2,000 associated deaths had occurred since the end of April alone, with 41% of cases being children under 15...



Practitioner Pathways: Establishing a Career in the Humanitarian Sector

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Despite the significant growth of the humanitarian sector in recent years - now employing over ...



"Serious" Games: Innovative Learning in the Humanitarian Sector

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Games, simulations, and role-playing exercises have become an important component of capacity building endeavors across the humanitarian sector. Additionally—as reflected in the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC’s) work...



Famine and Conflict: The Unfolding Food Security Crisis

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.”

 

Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, May 2017

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Protection of Humanitarian Action Series: Duty of Care and Sexual Violence

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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How much responsibility do humanitarian organizations have to protect the staff they send into the field? Due to the often austere, volatile, or insecure nature of humanitarian response settings, aid workers have long recognized the inherent personal and organizational risks of humanitarian action. Yet increasing threats and attacks against humanitarian actors in various emergency settings have spurred renewed debate...



Protection of Humanitarian Action Series: On Speaking Out

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Deliberate violence against humanitarian practitioners and operations poses an increasingly critical challenge to the humanitarian sector as humanitarian needs continue to grow in many regions of the world. While maintaining access to populations in need, engaging with communities, and delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance, organizations must also take care to protect the safety and security of their staff, and to prevent and mitigate instances...



Practitioner Profile | Sinead Walsh

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Dr. Sinead Walsh is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a PhD in Social Policy, from the London School of Economics, focusing on the accountability of NGOs in Uganda. Sinead is the former Ambassador of Ireland to Sierra Leone and Liberia, and Head of Mission for Irish Aid in Sierra Leone and Liberia. She is currently researching and writing a book about the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone from her vantage...



Practitioner Profile | Sarah Martin

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Sarah Martin is a gender-based violence specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in research, advocacy, training and project management with international organizations around the world. She specializes in strengthening gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response in humanitarian settings. Sarah has worked for a variety of positions and organizations including Initiatives Director for Women and Children’s Protection in the European Refugee Crisis for the International Rescue Committee, the...



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