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Practitioner Profile: Isabelle Arradon

Monday, March 5, 2018

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In honor of International Women’s Day, ATHA is speaking to women all over the world who work to advance equality for women and girls.

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Engaging Men to Advance Gender Equality

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Since the passage of UNSC Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in October 2000, gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming has highlighted not only the differential impacts of war and crisis on women, but also the important contributions women make to conflict resolution and the long-term...


Yemen’s Cholera Crisis (Part II): Updates on Health and Education

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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December 29th marked the 1000th of day of armed...



Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan have collectively absorbed...



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...



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