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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

categories of staff or of other civilians, but stopping short of comparing staff and other civilians. Larissa Fast, for example, laments the differential treatment accorded to refugees compared with the internally displaced, and to international staff compared with national staff, but says nothing of the differential treatment accorded to displaced persons on the one hand and staff on the other ( Fast, 2015 : 119, 127). The comparison in this article

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

Introduction After decades of conflict, an agreement in 2005 set in motion the processes that would lead South Sudan to become an independent nation-state in 2011. After an initial period of optimism, conflict re-emerged; first over control of oil resources in 2012, and then in the form of a civil war, starting in 2013. The conflict has caused the displacement of millions of people internally and internationally as refugees. Compounded by the lack of basic infrastructure and services, limited capacity, and minimal governmental presence outside of Juba

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Róisín Read

’, Gender & Development , 27 : 2 , 337 – 53 , doi: 10.1080/13552074.2019.1615281 . Lokot , M. ( 2019 ), ‘ The Space between Us: Feminist Values and Humanitarian Power Dynamics in Research with Refugees ’, Gender & Development , 27 : 3 , 467 – 84 , doi: 10

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Humanity and Solidarity
Tanja R. Müller
and
Róisín Read

working-class women adopt in exile in Jordan, the article carefully interrogates shifting gender and power dynamics. In doing so it questions the fashionable humanitarian focus on self-reliance and entrepreneurship, as well as youth, but demonstrates how individual and family well-being often relies on rather different parameters. A better understanding among humanitarian actors of what refugee women themselves perceive as valuable lives would be a welcome step in advancing gendered aspirations

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Matthew Hunt
,
Sharon O’Brien
,
Patrick Cadwell
, and
Dónal P. O’Mathúna

in humanitarian response is the Rohingya refugee crisis. In August 2018, Translators without Borders (TWB) surveyed a sample of refugees in the Kutupalong–Balukhali camp (407 respondents) to better understand their language and information needs ( Hasan, 2018 ). TWB found that language barriers and low access to media left many Rohingya refugees without the crucial information they needed to get support and make informed choices. Communication was made even more

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Paul Currion

-113340 . Bloom , L. and Betts , A. ( 2013 ), ‘ The Two Worlds of Humanitarian Innovation’ , Working Paper Series No. 94 ( Oxford : Refugee Studies Centre ). Carbonnier , G. ( 2015 ), Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market ( London : C. Hurst

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Synchronicity in Historical Research and Archiving Humanitarian Missions
Bertrand Taithe
,
Mickaël le Paih
, and
Fabrice Weissman

two or three years. Yet MSF has been present in Malawi for more than thirty years, assisting Mozambican refugees up to the mid-1990s, responding to the disastrous HIV epidemic as well as to recurrent emergencies (cholera outbreaks, earthquakes, floods, etc.). Yet when I looked for archives on previous MSF interventions during the floods and cholera outbreaks of the past ten years, I found nothing. As coordinator of the emergency response for the 2022 floods, I wanted to know what MSF had done

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

declined ( Mair, 2013 ). While NGOs lay claim to a ‘non-governmental’ status, direct action thrived when donor sovereignty was, paradoxically, still able to cast a shadow. Given the refugee crisis, few can today contemplate the wretched state of ‘official’ humanitarianism without some disquiet. Despite what we may wish or demand, however, it is unlikely that significant improvement will occur any time soon. But to then conclude that humanitarianism is dead would be a mistake. While autonomous international direct action lies buried in the rubble of

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Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
Valérie Gorin

followed relief operations for starving populations, refugees and genocide survivors in Central and Eastern European countries. The defeat of Germany and the partitioning of multinational empires led to the creation of new states, thus sending millions of displaced persons on the road, which – together with the war – provoked unprecedented deprivations throughout Europe. The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the civil war in Russia also threatened Central Europe to fall under Soviet influence. The 1921–22 Russian famine thus triggered a large-scale international response

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What Lessons Can Be Drawn from Case Studies in France, the United States and Madagascar?
Hugo Carnell

catastrophic in an overcrowded and unsanitary space, such as a refugee camp. The development of new clinical responses to plague has been largely neglected across recent decades. Although plague is, for now, treatable with antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant strains of plague have begun to spread in Madagascar. It is therefore necessary to identify public health lessons learnt during past plague epidemics, as plague is increasingly likely to become a disease which the

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