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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Recent publications have been actively recommending strong embargos on Burmese amber trade and research. Although the motivation of these actions seeks to prevent armed groups from obtaining capital via amber ...

    Authors: Adolf Peretti

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  6. With the closure of the border with then-Macedonia in early 2016, it was foreseeable that Greece would become the “last station” for a large number of refugees. Flanked by the agreement between Turkey and the ...

    Authors: Cordula Dittmer and Daniel F. Lorenz

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:11

    Content type: Research article

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  7. With no cure and a high mortality rate, Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks require preparedness for the provision of end-of-life palliative care. This qualitative study is part of a larger project on palliati...

    Authors: Elysée Nouvet, Kevin Bezanson, Matthew Hunt, Sekou Kouyaté, Lisa Schwartz, Fatoumata Binta Diallo, Sonya de Laat, Oumou Younoussa Bah-Sow, Alpha Ahmadou Diallo and Pathé Diallo

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Insurgency and other security challenges have intensified across Nigeria with a resultant displacement of over a million people from over 100,000 households who depend on interventions from government and non-...

    Authors: Igbaver Isaac Ieren, Salome Kabuk-Agbadu and Chukwuma Umeokonkwo

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Humanitarian-specific psychological distress following deployment can elude detection using contemporary measures of trauma-related stress. This study assesses the unidimensional structure and convergent valid...

    Authors: Lynne McCormack, Heather Douglas and Stephen Joseph

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. As a result of frequent exposure to trauma, aid workers are at high risk for negative psychological symptoms. Training specifically geared at fostering critical incident self-efficacy in humanitarian aid worke...

    Authors: Christine R. Turner, Donald Bosch and Anne A. T. Nolty

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This interpretative phenomenological analysis explores aid workers’ understanding of identity and belonging through the transition from working in humanitarian aid to returning home. Semi-structured interviews...

    Authors: Emilia Marie Wersig and Kevin Wilson-Smith

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) attempts constantly to motivate its audience through social media to adopt humanitarian attitudes and behaviors. Owing to its multicultural audience, the res...

    Authors: Omid Alizadeh Afrouzi

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This article attempts to reveal how and why international rescue and relief operations had difficulties, following the 2011 East Japan earthquake, in being smoothly received in a country like Japan with well-p...

    Authors: Yoshi Kodama

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2021 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  14. This study seeks to contribute to the knowledge of linkages between humanitarian actions in conflict situations and sustainable development. We analysed data generated from qualitative interviews and focus gro...

    Authors: Muazu Shehu and Adamu Abba

    Citation: Journal of International Humanitarian Action 2020 5:17

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Report

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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