A smartphone app, the Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT), provides step-by-step practical guidance on how to implement a disability inclusive emergency response.
Developed and launched by CBM in 2017, the HHoT is free, easy to use, fully accessible and is the first application of its kind.
HHoT provides step-by-step guidance on how to adapt and improve emergency response by simple one-page guidance on how-to make humanitarian action inclusive and accessible to all people with disabilities. For the first time ever, the Tool also integrates Mental Health and Psychosocial Support throughout in a smartphone app targeted towards humanitarian aid.
Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
The 2018 Sphere Handbook builds on the latest developments and learning in the humanitarian sector. Among the improvements of the new edition, readers will find a stronger focus on the role of local authorities and communities as actors of their own recovery. Guidance on context analysis to apply the standards has also been strengthened. New standards have also been developed, informed by recent practice and learning, such as WASH and healthcare settings in disease outbreaks, security of tenure in shelter and settlement, and palliative care in health. Different ways to deliver or enable assistance, including cash-based assistance, are also integrated into the Handbook.
Source: 1,981 listener groups, engaging 9,281 individuals, conducted by IOM,
Bangladesh Betar and ACF from August to November 2018. This feedback was
collected from camps 1, 2, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Listener groups included
an even spread of men, women, adults and children and around 10% of participants
were particularly vulnerable (pregnant women, lactating mothers, older people and
people with disabilities). In addition, focus group discussions were conducted in camp
24 to explore these issues in more depth.
This course is an introduction to Simulation Exercises and their value as part of wider Emergency Preparedness to raise awareness among a non-technical audience. The goal of this course is to support the development and management of an effective fit-for-purpose exercise programme, by providing consistent practical guidance and tools on exercise design and implementation.
Accessed 3rd February 2019
Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or
escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member
states, could generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List 2019 includes a global overview,
regional overviews, and detailed conflict analyses on Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Iran,
Myanmar, Pakistan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Yemen.
Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa
لإسعافات الأولية النفسية: دليل العاملين في الميدان
This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilitiies.
Violence against children takes many sinister forms. In homes,
schools, communities and online around the world, it manifests
itself in debilitating physical and emotional abuse. In humanitarian
emergencies – especially those driven by relentless armed
conflicts – violence can result in death, serious injury and lasting
trauma. An insidious sort of violence also affects children when
humanitarian emergencies deprive them of health, nutrition,
water and sanitation, education and other basic needs.
Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 underscores the urgency
of protecting children in crisis from all such threats to their lives,
well-being and dignity.
These WHO guidelines which were updated in 2018, are valid for any country and suitable to local adaptations, and take account of the strength of available scientific evidence, the cost and resource implications, and patient values and preferences.
The 2018 edition of the guidelines includes the revision of the recommendation regarding the use of 80% fraction of inspired oxygen (high FiO2) in surgical patients under general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation and the update of the section on implementation. Between 2017 and 2018, WHO re-assessed the evidence on the use of high FiO2 by updating the systematic review related to the effectiveness of this intervention to reduce SSI and commissioning an independent systematic review on adverse events potentially associated with it. Based on the updated evidence, the GDG decided to revise the strength of the recommendation from strong to conditional.