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  1. Project closure is a core feature of humanitarian action. However, how decisions to end projects are made, and how closure is planned and implemented, has implications for upholding ethical commitments, and ca...

    Authors: Matthew Hunt, Lisa Eckenwiler, Shelley-Rose Hyppolite, John Pringle, Nicole Pal and Ryoa Chung
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:16
  2. Mental illness is common amongst refugees and can differ depending on cultural background, experiences, and access to care. Given significant risk factors including high rates of exposure to sexual violence an...

    Authors: William Jude Bruno, Kathryn Ries Tringale and Wael K. Al-Delaimy
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:15
  3. The ongoing civil war in Syria created the world’s largest refugee crisis since World War II. As exile continues for many Syrians, this study aimed to explore what refugees perceive as their major needs and pl...

    Authors: Mitra Naseh, Natalia Liviero, Maryam Rafieifar, Zahra Abtahi and Miriam Potocky
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:14
  4. Throughout the 9 years of the Syrian conflict, humanitarian actors have accumulated enormous experience of dealing with this complex environment and collected substantial data—only a tiny fraction, however, is...

    Authors: Abdulkarim Ekzayez
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:12
  5. Safety nets in Ethiopia are targeted and delivered in a context in which informal social capital practices also operate. But the role of social relations is largely overlooked in welfare programming. Understan...

    Authors: Getachew Shambel Endris, Paul Kibwika, Bernard B. Obaa and Jemal Yousuf Hassan
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:10
  6. The population in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been terrorized by widespread sexual violence for decades. Local armed groups, including the government army, continue to systematically rap...

    Authors: Kjeld van Wieringen
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:8
  7. In this paper, we challenge the belief that failure is necessarily a bad outcome. Instead, we argue that failure—specifically articulated as productive failure—should rather be seen as an educational moment an...

    Authors: Adeela Arshad-Ayaz, M. Ayaz Naseem and Dania Mohamad
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:7
  8. Psychological trauma is a silent epidemic which presents as a global public health issue, often in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therap...

    Authors: Derek Farrell, Matthew D. Kiernan, Ad de Jongh, Paul William Miller, Peter Bumke, Salah Ahmad, Lorraine Knibbs, Cordula Mattheß, Paul Keenan and Helga Mattheß
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:3
  9. In a humanitarian response, leaders are often tasked with making large numbers of decisions, many of which have significant consequences, in situations of urgency and uncertainty. These conditions have an impa...

    Authors: Paul Knox Clarke and Leah Campbell
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:2
  10. The expanding use of IT has brought an increase in productivity to the world of business, industry and commerce. However, this is not mirrored by an equivalent growth in the use of IT by aid agencies in post-d...

    Authors: Noorullah Kuchai, Paul Shepherd, Juliana Calabria-Holley, Alexander Copping, Aude Matard and David Coley
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:1
  11. In the last few decades, an exponential increase in the number of disasters, and their complexity has been reported, which ultimately put much pressure on relief organizations. These organizations cannot usual...

    Authors: Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Atif and Sebastian Kummer
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:20
  12. Over the past decade, humanitarian events affected on average 120 million people annually. Whilst many of these events are human-induced, a large number of the 400 or so complex humanitarian emergencies that r...

    Authors: Matthew Clarke and Brett W. Parris
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:19
  13. While research and innovation collaborations between NGOs and academic organisations can create considerable synergies with positive effects for the humanitarian sector, the inter-sectoral nature of such colla...

    Authors: Ronan McDermott, Pat Gibbons, Desire Mpanje, Sinéad McGrath, Anne Markey, Pablo Cortés Ferrandez, Dini Haryati and Nur Azizah
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:18
  14. The occurrence of natural or anthropic disasters in Brazil and the world emphasizes the importance of humanitarian logistics. Scholars and practitioners have developed modeling approaches to support aid delive...

    Authors: Manuela Marques Lalane Nappi, Vanessa Nappi and João Carlos Souza
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:16
  15. Humanitarian health care organizations and health workers working in contexts of armed or violent conflict experience challenges in fulfilling ethical obligations and humanitarian principles. To better underst...

    Authors: Grant Broussard, Leonard S. Rubenstein, Courtland Robinson, Wasim Maziak, Sappho Z. Gilbert and Matthew DeCamp
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:15
  16. This paper presents findings from a literature review of methods that explicitly assess the appropriateness of a humanitarian response. We set out to highlight the key features and limitations of each method a...

    Authors: Nada Abdelmagid, Francesco Checchi, Sylvia Garry and Abdihamid Warsame
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:14
  17. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has undergone a considerable transformation in the recent decades: from being driven by a pre-dominantly Swiss body of employees, it has become an organizati...

    Authors: Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, Patricia Egli and Yvette Sánchez
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:13
  18. Program decision-making to prevent and treat acute malnutrition in an emergency can be hampered by a lack of accessible and relevant overviews of directly available robust research evidence. There is often evi...

    Authors: Claire Allen, Jeroen Jansen, Celeste Naude, Solange Durao, Monaz Mehta, Erik von Elm, Saskia van der Kam, Claudine Prudhon, Amy Mayberry, Marie McGrath, Carmelia Alae-Carew, James A. Berkley, Patrizia Fracassi, Nancy Aburto, Mica Jenkins, Jessica Bourdaire…
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:11
  19. In responding to those affected by sudden onset disasters and chronic humanitarian crises, disaster responders and humanitarian aid workers will face the challenge of caring for dying patients. While medical i...

    Authors: B. R. Daubman, H. Cranmer, L. Black and A. Goodman
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:10
  20. Increasing global conflicts and risk to humanitarian aid workers have necessitated innovative approaches to deliver humanitarian assistance. Remotely managed operations aim to continue the provision of service...

    Authors: Simran Chaudhri, Kristina Cordes and Nathan Miller
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:9
  21. Literature on refugee well-being has largely focused on trauma, stress, and medical diagnoses. Less is known about how refugees adapt to their new contexts and experience hope for the future. This study examin...

    Authors: Annie Dube, Susan A Bartels, Saja Michael and Valerie Michaelson
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:8
  22. Humanitarian actors have long used the Sphere Handbook and its minimum standards to guide operational practice. The new revision attempts to update these standards partly to address urban crises that have chal...

    Authors: Ronak B. Patel and Jay Chadhuri
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:6
  23. Maltese immigration law means that individuals seeking asylum in this country undergo a period of mandatory detention upon arrival lasting a maximum of 18 months. During their stay in detention centres, these ...

    Authors: Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:4
  24. Suddenly, talk of ‘safeguarding’ and a sector-wide ‘safeguarding crisis’ seems to be everywhere. Grappling with the scope and content of ‘safeguarding’ as a parameter of humanitarian practice, this commentary ...

    Authors: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:3
  25. Despite Canada’s efforts to position itself as a global health leader, important medicines, including multiple drugs found on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, are not available domestically. Of the f...

    Authors: Adam R. Houston and Jason W. Nickerson
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2019 4:2
  26. Aid workers experience elevated levels of stress which has a detrimental impact on individuals, organisations and the aid sector; however, there is limited qualitative research capturing aid worker’s views on ...

    Authors: Tarli K. H. Young, Kenneth I. Pakenham and Michael F. Norwood
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:19
  27. A swarm of autonomous flying robots is implemented in simulation to cooperatively gather situational awareness data during the first few hours after a major natural disaster. In computer simulations, the swarm...

    Authors: Ross D. Arnold, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi and Toshiyuki Tanaka
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:18

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  28. This paper aims to explain survey findings regarding disaster recovery processes among ethnic groups in a rural Texas community. The research was conducted over a 4-year period with most of the survey data col...

    Authors: Kim B. Galindo, Zohreh R. Eslami and Hassan Bashir
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:17
  29. Blockchain technology is swiftly entering the fields of humanitarian and development aid. While it has the potential to revolutionize the aid sector, e.g., through pairing smart contracts with forecast-based f...

    Authors: Andrej Zwitter and Mathilde Boisse-Despiaux
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:16
  30. One in every nine refugees worldwide is from Afghanistan, and Iran is one of main host countries for these refugees. Close to 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees have depleted resources in Iran and resulted in...

    Authors: Mitra Naseh, Miriam Potocky, Paul H. Stuart and Sara Pezeshk
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:13
  31. Humanitarian aid has long been dominated by a classical, Dunantist paradigm that was based on the ethics of the humanitarian principles and centred on international humanitarian United Nations agencies and non...

    Authors: Dorothea Hilhorst
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:15
  32. Wars, disasters, and epidemics affect millions of individuals every year. International non-governmental organizations respond to many of these crises and provide healthcare in settings ranging from a field ho...

    Authors: Matthew Hunt, Ani Chénier, Kevin Bezanson, Elysée Nouvet, Carrie Bernard, Sonya de Laat, Gautham Krishnaraj and Lisa Schwartz
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:12
  33. The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was of unprecedented magnitude with a total of 28,616 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

    Authors: Linda M. Mobula, Jolene H. Nakao, Sonia Walia, Justin Pendarvis, Peter Morris and David Townes
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:10
  34. The increasing number of displaced people in the world not only requires rapid humanitarian actions, but also attention to host communities and a holistic and long-term vision. Energy has not been really consi...

    Authors: Jacopo Barbieri, Fabrizio Leonforte and Emanuela Colombo
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:11
  35. Digital communication technologies play an increasingly prominent role in humanitarian operations and in response to international pandemics specifically. A burgeoning body of scholarship on the topic displays...

    Authors: Christopher Wilson and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:8
  36. While the evidence base for cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian contexts is more established for food security, it is very limited for health and nutrition. The aim of this study was to develop a r...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Andre Griekspoor, Shannon Doocy, Paul Spiegel and Kevin Savage
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:7
  37. Displaced adolescent girls and women face many challenges managing their monthly menstrual flow with dignity and comfort in various challenging settings around the world, such as refugee camps, informal settle...

    Authors: Marni Sommer, Margaret L. Schmitt, Tom Ogello, Penninah Mathenge, Magdalena Mark, David Clatworthy, Samanatha Khandakji and Ruwan Ratnayake
    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2018 3:6

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