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22 November 2021
Statistics in the Humanitarian Sector: Disasters

Statistics in the Humanitarian Sector: Disasters

On Monday 22 November 2021 between 12:00-17:00 GMT, the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, and the International Federation of…

Social science support for COVID-19: Briefings from the Cellule d’Analyse en Sciences Sociales

Briefing documents outlining key lessons learned from social sciences analyses during the DRC Ebola outbreak response.
26th May 2020
UNICEF/UN0303143/De Wet
Evidence Reviews

The Context of Sofala and Manica in Relation to Cyclone Idai Response in Mozambique

Rapid review question: What contextual factors (e.g. community structures and dynamics) are relevant in the urban and rural areas affected by cyclone Idai (Sofala and Manica provinces)? How do social and cultural factors shape communication and community engagement strategies across…
Evidence Reviews

Health-Seeking Behaviours in Sofala and Manica in Relation to Cyclone Idai Response

Rapid review question: What are the health-seeking and nutritional practices of the affected populations? How do they frame, understand and engage in prevention of cholera/AWD, malaria, measles/rubella (or vaccine preventable diseases); infant and child feeding and other relevant diseases? What…

2018 review: Looking ahead to 2019

The SSHAP was started in 2017 by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies,…
20th December 2018

Assessing Drought Displacement Risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali Pastoralists

This study represents an initial attempt to assess patterns of displacement related to droughts in selected countries of the Horn of Africa, specifically the border regions of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. The study explores several scenarios to identify potential impacts…

Why social science matters for humanitarian action – and how we can mobilise it

9th February 2017
Through accessible helpdesk responses, briefings and syntheses, the Platform aims to provide the information humanitarian actors and agencies need when,…
Evidence Reviews

Effects of Climate Change on the Social & Environmental Determinants of Health in Africa

The authors present current evidence on how climate change impacts on social and environmental determinants of health and the link between these determinants and the vulnerability of local communities. They outline proven community-based interventions that local populations in developing countries…
Background Reports

Prioritising Health Activities in Humanitarian Crises

The Sphere Humanitarian Charter states that: All people should have access to health services that are prioritised to address the main causes of excess mortality and morbidity.  There are a number of handbooks to aid prioritisation in crisis situations (highlighted…
UNICEF/UN011564/Ueslei Marcelino
Evidence Reviews

Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Relief Efforts

More must be done to ensure the needs and rights of people with disabilities are fully recognised in disaster risk reduction and emergency responses. Accelerating progress will require inclusive humanitarian programming and the use of technological solutions to be effectively…
UNICEF/UNI184726/Le Du
Evidence Reviews

Revisiting Therapeutic Governance: The Politics of Mental Health and Psychosocial Programmes in Humanitarian Settings

In the last thirty years, humanitarian programmes have increasingly sought to preserve not only physical life and health, but also to address psychological needs and promote social well-being. This growing prioritisation of psychological issues in humanitarian settings can be seen…
Refugee Studies Centre-Oxford Department of International Development