By next Monday decision-makers in Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre and aid agencies fighting the virus will have Ground Truth’s first round of data on how the general public and front line workers perceive efforts to halt the spread of the disease.
Does Doestoevsky’s maxim that you can judge a country by how it treats its prisoners hold true for internally displaced people?
Valerie Amos and Jasmine Whitbread are not easily fobbed off and it will be interesting to see how their peers in the humanitarian system respond to their challenge to get real about accountability to affected people (AAP).
As Russian trucks trundle ominously towards the Ukrainian border, the paint job heightens my suspicions. Whatever is on board,
As the global humanitarian system slips into late middle age, it is time to take stock of both the rationale and relevance of the mandates that continue to dictate power relations in the humanitarian space.
The World Cup roller coaster has moved on but Germany’s defeat of the host team in the semi-finals continues to reverberate as soccer fans try to make sense of what went right for Germany and wrong for Brazil.
A slew of statistics released this week by UNHCR points to a rising tide of human misery as the number of refugees and displaced people continues its upward trajectory.
First came accountability principles and standards. Codes of conduct, certification schemes and commitments then followed. Today it is all about tools.
The humanitarian community is big on surveys and getting bigger. Teams of data collectors clutching tablets or smart phones are now part of the scenery in most humanitarian programs.
After 4 years as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, I remember Louise Arbour complaining about what she saw as the United Nations’ addiction to coordination.