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  1. People with disabilities make up approximately 16% of the world’s population and disproportionately experience the risks and negative impacts of humanitarian emergencies. In humanitarian contexts, understandin...

    Authors: Claire F. O’Reilly and Caroline Jagoe
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2024 9:6
  2. The third edition of the United States (US) Department of Defense Law of War Manual, updated in December 2016 (2015 DoD Manual) states that “[u]nder customary international law, no legal presumption of civilian s...

    Authors: Arthur van Coller
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2024 9:3
  3. During the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian NGOs have instituted safety protocols intended to reduce the risk of spreading infection during services to refugees. But those protocols are not always followed, and...

    Authors: Ezgi Karaoglu, Stephanie J. Nawyn, Natalynn Qaji, Natalie Qaji, Ayat J. Nashwan and Stephen Gasteyer
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:10
  4. In all domains of society, from health to the economy, security, and human rights, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are amplified for women and girls simply due to the issues associated with gender-based v...

    Authors: Léa Felten
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:9
  5. There are ongoing calls in the humanitarian and development sectors to localise aid, make it more participatory and involve communities. A common response to these calls by INGOs and national governments is to...

    Authors: Femke Mulder
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:7
  6. There are lapses in Nigeria’s data ecosystems with the consequences of imprecise and inaccurate data on humanitarian crises limiting accurate interventions. Therefore, we examined the data targeting processes ...

    Authors: Olufunke Fayehun, Olayinka Akanle, Omolara Popoola, Ewajesu Okewumi, Funke Williams, Abubakar Adam, Kaka Alhajimai and Olufunto Abimbola
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:6
  7. The United Nations and major humanitarian organizations have made policy commitments to promote gender equality and empower women and girls. This study assesses the extent to which humanitarian responses have ...

    Authors: Geeta Rao Gupta, Caren Grown, Sara Fewer, Reena Gupta and Sia Nowrojee
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:5
  8. Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has been gaining traction among humanitarian organizations as the preferred aid modality in disaster relief and complex emergencies. While the advantages of cash are well docu...

    Authors: Alex Monich, Pablo V. Holm-Nielsen and Emmanuel Raju
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:4
  9. Humanitarian crises are unpredictable and complex environments, in which access to basic services and infrastructures is not adequately available. Computing in a humanitarian crisis environment is different fr...

    Authors: Aladdin Shamoug, Stephen Cranefield and Grant Dick
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:3
  10. This article presents a new typology for humanitarian-military relations (HMR). This typology can serve as an analytical framework for assessing, during humanitarian emergencies, how civilian responders can an...

    Authors: Rob Grace, Maria Carinnes Alejandria, Madison Bates, Samuel T. Boland, Alexandria Nylen, Zein Tayyeb and Adam C. Levine
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:2
  11. Women living with obstetric fistula-induced incontinence (OFII) have heightened need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services because they experience involuntary leaking of urine, feces, or both. In h...

    Authors: Samuel Adjorlolo, Mary Ani-Amponsah, Emily Hammond and Maame Esi Pantsiwaa Nyame
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2023 8:1
  12. Responding to a disaster encompasses a myriad of humanitarian actions; the ultimate and crucial is immediate relief distribution. Making effective decisions in chaotic disaster environment is always complex an...

    Authors: Mohammad Tafiqur Rahman, Tim A. Majchrzak and Maung K. Sein
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:24
  13. Humanitarian access—people’s ability to reach aid and aid's ability to reach people—is widely understood to be a central challenge in humanitarian action. One of the most important ways in which humanitarian a...

    Authors: Rebecca Sutton and Emily Paddon Rhoads
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:23
  14. Humanitarian policymaking is a form of ‘networked governance,’ involving many different stakeholders working in parallel to influence each other and to shape policy agendas. This article uses social network an...

    Authors: Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, Jay Balagna, Cyd Stacy Nam, Maya Casagrande and Olivia Wilkinson
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:22
  15. Across the globe, people’s reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying lockdowns highlighted, and continued to stress, the relevance of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in responding ...

    Authors: Ellen Goodwin and Kathryn Kraft
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:21
  16. Directorate-general ECHO of the European Commission is one of the largest humanitarian aid donors globally. Projects which it funds are often implemented by its NGO partners. This article studies how ECHO’s sy...

    Authors: Stijn van Voorst, Sandra L. Resodihardjo and Andrea Schneiker
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:20
  17. There is increased recognition within humanitarian response practice about the importance of addressing the menstruation-related needs of women and girls in emergencies. To date, however, menstruation has been...

    Authors: Marni Sommer, Denita Utami and Caitlin Gruer
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:19
  18. There are currently millions of displaced people encamped in low-quality shelters that jeopardise the health of these displaced populations. These shelters, which exhibit poor thermal regulation and air qualit...

    Authors: Anna Conzatti, Tristan Kershaw, Alexander Copping and David Coley
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:18
  19. This article addresses the question of the Muslim umma (the universal community of Muslims) which arises within the context of the ongoing debates about the status of refugees and their rights around the world, e...

    Authors: Hossameldeen Mohammed and Ray Jureidini
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:17
  20. Due to the nature of their work and operating environments, humanitarian aid workers experience higher rates of psychological distress, burnout and mental health conditions than other emergency service worker ...

    Authors: Garry J. Stevens, Asra Sharma and Kelsey Skeoch
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:16
  21. The article spotlights the impediments of the localization agenda in the Rohingya response in Bangladesh through the notion of humanitarian space. The Rohingyas rely entirely on material aid and humanitarian s...

    Authors: Abdul Kadir Khan and Tiina Kontinen
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:14
  22. This paper questions the pertinence of the humanitarian aid localization agenda in Latin America, at least in the narrow sense embraced by the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. Localized support has been the sta...

    Authors: Simone Lucatello and Oscar A. Gómez
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:12
  23. Humanitarian aid (HA) is needed in Yemen to cope with the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. However, current practices of distributing aid in the form of food have not had the desired effect; conflict ha...

    Authors: Moosa Elayah, Qais Gaber and Matilda Fenttiman
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:11
  24. Yemen has been facing political, economic and social challenges since 1990. The fragility of Yemen’s situation has led to a widespread conflict in 2015, resulting in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Am...

    Authors: Sameh Al-Awlaqi, Fekri Dureab and Marzena Tambor
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:9
  25. The paper conducts a case study on the international urban search and rescue (USAR) response to the Beirut explosions in August 2020. The incident is worth analysing because it was the first of the internation...

    Authors: Yosuke Okita, Steve Glassey and Rajib Shaw
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:8
  26. Understanding the nature and scope of existing social capital is essential to building the resilience of people living in vulnerable urban settings. This paper explores the question of how aid organisations ca...

    Authors: Desire Mpanje, Pat Gibbons, Ronan McDermott, Dalmas Ochieng’ Omia and Charles Owuor Olungah
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:7
  27. One of Africa’s newest struggles for liberation: Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis, which emerged from legal and education grievances in 2016, rapidly escalated into a secessionist political conflict that is threat...

    Authors: Henry Ngenyam Bang and Roland Azibo Balgah
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:6
  28. In high-conflict scenarios, humanitarian needs often surpass resources, and humanitarians are faced with ongoing challenges of whom to prioritise and where to work. This process is often referred to as ‘target...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mena and Dorothea Hilhorst
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:5
  29. Localisation, as it aims to shift power in the humanitarian system, will involve the increased inclusion of local faith actors, those national and local faith-affiliated groups and organisations that are often...

    Authors: Olivia Wilkinson, Kuyang Harriet Logo, Emma Tomalin, Wani Laki Anthony, Florine De Wolf and Asha Kurien
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:4
  30. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of organisational future orientation and interaction quality on inter-organisational communication, and the mediating role of inter-organisational group m...

    Authors: Henry Mutebi, Mose Muhwezi, Joseph M. Ntayi and John C. Munene
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2022 7:2
  31. This paper explores and illustrates the diverse manifestations of the phenomenon of the ‘humanitarian alibi’, drawing upon historical and contemporary cases of violent conflict in order to identify substitutio...

    Authors: Matthew Bywater
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:22
  32. Energy and humanitarian action have long been uneasy bedfellows. In the field, many humanitarian practitioners lack the time or remit to engage with a complex issue such as energy, and the topic to date has re...

    Authors: Peter James Matthew Thomas, Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen and Aimee Jenks
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:21
  33. In 2017, the long-festering discriminatory treatment to the Rohingyas in Myanmar, both in law and practice, resulted in the largest cross-border humanitarian crisis in Asia. During the 2016‑2017 Rohingya refug...

    Authors: Michelle J. Lee
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:20
  34. In the debate on how to improve efficiencies in the humanitarian sector and better meet people’s needs, the argument for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADMs) systems has...

    Authors: Giulio Coppi, Rebeca Moreno Jimenez and Sofia Kyriazi
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:19
  35. The specific sanitation needs of children aged five to 11 years old—those too old to use small potties, but usually too young to safely and confidently use adult latrines during both the day and night, and inc...

    Authors: Claire Rosato-Scott, Barbara E. Evans and Dani J. Barrington
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:18
  36. Adequate sanitation is one of the most important aspects of community well-being. It reduces the rates of morbidity and severity of various diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, and typhoid among others. A study ...

    Authors: Zaitun Bako, Alex Barakagira and Ameria Nabukonde
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:17
  37. Bangladesh sets an admirable example of solidarity with the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar by hosting more than a million Rohingyas despite its resource constraints. However, there is a perceptible shift from ...

    Authors: Anas Ansar and Abu Faisal Md. Khaled
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:16
  38. Despite evidence that faith-based and spiritual coping supports people’s mental health, stigmata prevail in the aid sector around the need for psychological support in general and around this coping mechanism ...

    Authors: Ozgul Ozcan, Mark Hoelterhoff and Eleanor Wylie
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:15
  39. The principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) have evoked considerable debate in the practice of humanitarian support, particularly in terms of emerging tensions with sovereign (national) law. Drawing...

    Authors: Erwin Biersteker, Julie Ferguson, Peter Groenewegen and Kees Boersma
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:14

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