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

9th February 2017
We could not be more excited to be involved in the launch of Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication…
UNICEF/UNI43619/Bannon
Background Reports

Famine in the Twentieth Century

More than 70 million people died in famines during the 20th century. This paper compiles excess mortality estimates from over 30 major famines and assess the success of some parts...
IDS
2000
UNICEF/UN047154/Mackenzie
Evidence Reviews

Multiple Shocks, Coping and Welfare Consequences: Natural Disasters and Health Shocks in the Indian Sundarbans

Based on a household survey in Indian Sundarbans hit by tropical cyclone Aila in May 2009, this study tests for evidence and argues that health and climatic shocks are essentially...
PLOS
2014
UNICEF/UN034479/Rugwiza, UN-MINUSTAH
Evidence Reviews

Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health

The effects of armed conflict and natural disasters on global public health are widespread. Much progress has been made in the technical quality, normative coherence, and efficiency of the health...
The New England Journal of Medicine
2013
UNICEF/UNI169267/Crespo
Briefings

Scenario Building in Preparation for or during Humanitarian Crises

The humanitarian community often finds itself unprepared for unfolding humanitarian developments or sudden events: the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti and the sudden spread of Islamic State areas of control...
ACAPS
2016
UNICEF/UN034523/Khodabande
Evidence Reviews

Severity Measures in Humanitarian Needs Assessments – Purpose, Measurement, Integration

Severity is a key parameter in humanitarian decision making. “Severe” is part of ordinary language; “severity” more institutional. We make absolute statements (“The patient is in asevere condition”) as well...
ACAPS
2016
UNICEF/UNI201450/Khuzaie
Briefings
Evidence Reviews

Questionnaire Design for Needs Assessments in Humanitarian Emergencies

The brief starts with an explanation of the main purpose of a questionnaire and the principles that should be followed to reach these objectives. Afterwards, the ten steps of questionnaire...
ACAPS
2016
UNICEF/UNI189101/Nijimbere
Evidence Reviews

Lessons Learned: Social Media Monitoring during Humanitarian Crises 

Monitoring of social media conversations in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake was found mainly to be useful in two ways: 1. Analysing public reactions to media reports: The data...
ACAPS
2015
UNICEF/UN034468/Abassi, UN-MINUSTAH
Evidence Reviews

Rapid Humanitarian Assessment in Urban Settings

This Technical Brief is intended to be a starting point for improving coordinated needs assessments in urban areas, without which the humanitarian community will not be able to ensure the...
ACAPS
2015
NICEF/UNI174427/Schermbrucker
Evidence Reviews

Demographic Profile: Using Secondary Data

The purpose of this technical brief is to assist humanitarian workers in using secondary demographic data in emergencies. It recommends building a context specific demographic profile based on available information....
ACAPS
2014
UNICEF/UN026544/Parry
Evidence Reviews

Secondary Data Review Sudden Onset Natural Disasters

The aim of these guidelines is to describe the systematic development of an SDR during the initial days and weeks after a disaster. It is based on ACAPS’ experience in...
ACAPS
2014
UNICEF/UNI177679/UNMEER Martine Perret
Evidence Reviews

Quick and Easy Guide: Assessing Information & Communications Needs Booklet

Humanitarian needs assessments are carried out to determine the immediate needs of a population following an emergency or humanitarian crises. Once an assessment has been carried out and data has...
ACAPS
2014
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