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UNICEF/UN028839/Tremeau
Evidence Reviews

El Niño: Overview of Impact, Projected Humanitarian Needs and Response as of 02 June 2016

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño remains deeply alarming, now affecting over 60 million people. Central America, East Africa (particularly Ethiopia), the Pacific and Southern Africa remain the...
OCHA
2016
UNICEF/UNI43619/Bannon

8 Critical Factors Behind Every Food Crisis

  In order for us to achieve the kind of justice envisioned by Mandela, it’s essential that we first understand the underlying causes of food crises. Only after we have...
Business Connect
2017
UNICEF/UN035147/LeMoyne
Background Reports

Recurrent Failings of Medical Humanitarianism: Intractable, Ignored, or Just Exaggerated?

Humanitarian health workers operate in dangerous and uncertain contexts, in which mistakes and failures are common, often have severe consequences, and are regularly repeated, despite being documented by many reviews....
The Lancet
2017
UNICEF/UNI166988/Jallanzo
Evidence Reviews

Rapid Qualitative Research Methods During Complex Health Emergencies: A Systematic Review of the Literature

The 2013- 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted both the successes and limitations of social science contributions to emergency response operations. An important limitation was the rapid and effective...
Social Science and Medicine
2017
UNICEF/Ma
blog

Where is social science in the Coronavirus response?

3rd February 2020
As the number of cases increase, with 6,065 confirmed cases and 132 deaths, we are learning more about the Coronavirus…
SISTEMA 12 (CC BY-SA)
Briefings

Social Dimensions of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Outbreak and Response: Meeting Report

Report of Roundtable at the Wellcome Trust, London, 3rd February 2020. Roundtable objectives: To discuss appropriate social science and humanities inputs that can improve understanding of the outbreak in global...
SSHAP
2020
SISTEMA 12 (CC BY-SA)
Briefings

Quarantine in the Context of COVID-19 zhfr

This brief sets out practical considerations relating to the design and impact of measures that restrict human movement patterns in the context of COVID-19. It was written in February 2020....
SSHAP
2020
© Annie Wilkinson
blog

The impact of COVID-19 in informal settlements – are we paying enough attention?

10th March 2020
As we in the global North brace ourselves for the coronavirus pandemic we are being told to wash our hands…
UNICEF/Adelson
Briefings

Online Information, Mis- and Disinformation in the Context of COVID-19 zhfr

This brief sets out practical considerations relating to flows of information, misinformation and disinformation though online media, particularly social media networks, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It details...
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF | UNI313626 | Ojo
Briefings

Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements zhfrptes

This brief has now been published as a journal article for Environment and Urbanization. This brief sets out key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts...
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Tesfaye
Briefings

Considerations and Principles for Shielding People at High Risk of Severe Outcomes from COVID-19 fr

This brief considers the rationale for shielding individuals at high risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries. It provides an overview of proposed approaches...
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/Keita
Briefings

COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment: Behaviour, Ethics, Misinformation and Policy Strategies

The rapid review focuses on behavioural aspects of deployment, suggesting government should begin to tackle these challenges immediately to ensure effective vaccine coverage. It makes the following policy recommendations: Start...
The British Academy and the Royal Society
2020
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