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Including proposed approaches to shielding, who may be included in shielding groups, as well as the likely difficulties of these measures, and ways to mitigate them.
Key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19.
Practical considerations relating to flows of information, misinformation and disinformation though online media, particularly social media networks.
For many people living on the margins, crisis is already the norm and change is overdue.
Key considerations relating to the design and impact of measures that restrict human movement patterns.
Report from a roundtable meeting at the Wellcome Trust, London, 3rd February 2020.
Social science networks can provide crucial support to stemming nCoV by promoting the understanding of the context-response relationship as emergent…
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 communication of study findings. A systematic review was carried out to…
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. This Series paper aims to discuss the failures of medical…
From the beginning of time, their have been food crises in one form or another. Ancient books such as the Bible have records of various famines devastating portions of the world. And while it’s easy to attribute these crises to…
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 most affected regions. The El Niño phenomenon is now in decline, but projections indicate the situation will worsen…