Curated collections of resources on current and past emergencies.

Resources include our briefings, blogs and infographics alongside relevant content from other organisations working on social sciences in emergencies.

Gaza Crisis

The repercussions of armed conflict, mass forced displacement and growing food insecurity in Gaza are compounded by barriers to the supply and delivery of humanitarian assistance and the inability of a collapsed health care system to cater to the needs of a large population grappling with injuries and illnesses. This page provides links to resources on relevant emerging social science evidence as well as past social science research, shedding light on both protracted and newly emerged vulnerabilities underpinning the realities of delivering aid in the changing context of Gaza.
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Sudan Crisis

This page provides links to articles, blogs and relevant news media about the historical and socio-political dynamics underpinning the conflict in Sudan.
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Global Surge in Cholera Outbreaks

This collection explores the recent surge in Cholera outbreaks across the globe, which resurfaced in 2021.
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Ebola (Sudan strain) outbreak in Uganda

On 20 September 2022, Ugandan public health authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by Sudan virus. Explore resources created by SSHAP and others on social science dimensions of the response.
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Mpox Outbreak

Recent Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) infections have been identified in non-endemic regions, with most occurring through longer chains of human-to-human spread in people without a history of contact. Ending Mpox transmission requires a better understanding of the social, ecological and scientific interconnections between endemic and non-endemic areas.
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Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

Our work focuses on the social dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine acceptance and uptake.

Cross-cutting themes are the political economy of the epidemic and responses to it, diverse forms of knowledge and experience, state-society relationships, history and context.

Explore resources created by the team and other relevant resources from the sector.
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Ebola outbreak in Guinea

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform is supporting partners responding to the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea
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Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DRC

Briefings on the two most recent outbreaks of Ebola in North Kivu
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Ebola Outbreak in Équateur, DRC

Relevant considerations from the outbreak in Équateur in 2018.
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Cyclone Idai in Central Mozambique

These reports include key considerations on social and cultural factors and recommendations for cholera and malaria response, as well as for vaccination deployment.
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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

This report analyses the socio-normative values, beliefs and practices of the Rohingya around health, wellbeing and nutrition, and around the protection of children, adolescents and women (including gender norms) in the context of mass displacement from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
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Venezuelan Displacement

Curated collections of resources on current and past emergencies. Resources include our briefings, blogs and infographics alongside relevant content from other organisations working on social sciences in emergencies.
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About SSHAP

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Lessons from previous epidemics

Considerations from Ebola, Cholera, Influenza and SARS outbreaks