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opening for them to do this. It’s a Trojan horse’ (quoted in Priday, 2018 ). The second priority is securing more stable funding for humanitarian journalism. This includes, crucially, trustworthy information reaching those communities affected by disaster. Following the work of organisations including the CDAC Network, Internews and BBC Media Action, we know that this is a vital form of aid: people need information as they need water, food, medicine and shelter. Information can save lives, build resilience, support livelihoods and empower

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Aid Industry and the ‘Me Too’ Movement
Charlotte Lydia Riley

( Jaffe, 2018 : 81). Faiza Shaheen, a former employee of the UK branch of Save the Children (SCUK) speaking in an interview on BBC Daily Politics in February 2018, said that many people at SCUK ‘knew about these rumours and for the most part, people knew them to be true’ which ‘made a lot of women feel unsafe, not just the ones who were directly assaulted’; in fact there was a culture of ‘predatory behaviour’ in which women had to work to ‘keep safe’ despite

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

supposed to be saving, as we have seen with recent #MeToo scandals ( BBC, 2018a ). Also, their commitment to aid might be superficial and based around a narrow idea of life as basic subsistence, for example, rather than of the quality of the lives of those they have saved. But few modern humanitarians are likely to make a moral claim that they will save only the lives of those who look or think like them, a common occurrence in the nineteenth century. All beneficiaries have prima facie equal value. But humanitarians’ reliance on liberal world

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Military Tactic or Collateral Damage?
Abdulkarim Ekzayez and Ammar Sabouni

resumption of the military campaign on Douma. Shortly after, the town was attacked by chemical weapons killing about forty people and causing extreme panic among the remaining civilians ( OPCW, 2019 ; BBC, 2018 ). As a result, the opposition groups in the city surrendered and the remaining people were displaced to the opposition-held areas in north-west Syria. Conclusion Based on analysing the patterns of attacks on healthcare in Syria, and by linking these attacks with the surrounding military developments, we argue that violence against healthcare was used as

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

materials with the provision of reliable information that allows families to make an informed decision and, once the decision is made on the basis of the family’s priorities, to encourage the best possible outcome ( BBC World Service Trust, 2008 ). This is a discussion that argues for a better understanding of what constitutes a ‘good’ house, considering both the priorities of the family and the probable environment of inadequate resources. It is imperative that it is never used as an argument, or a pretext, for shoddy building. It is also an argument that can only ever

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

, Sicily, ordered her release after throwing out two of the charges. The Italian Supreme Court later upheld that decision. For several days, the stand-off involving the Sea-Watch 3 and the Italian government, and the subsequent detention of Rackete dominated the news both in Italy and in Germany. In Italy, Salvini took to Twitter to attack Rackete, accusing her and her crew of being the ‘accomplices of traffickers and smugglers’ and running a ‘pirate ship’ ( BBC News, 2019 ). Both L’Espresso , Italy’s premier news magazine, and its German equivalent, Der Spiegel

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

, E. ( 2016 ), ‘ The Wearable Dwelling: A Coat for Refugees That Turns into a Tent ’, Guardian , 21 January . Hill , J. ( 2015 ), ‘ Migrant Crisis: Hamburg Uses Shipping Containers as Homes ’, BBC News , 6 October , (accessed 8 January 2020

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

, 3624 – 40 . Lee , D. ( 2014 ) ‘ Remote Control Contraceptive Chip Available by 2018’ , 7 July , BBC, (accessed 1 June 2019) . Levine , J. A. ( 2017 ), ‘ The Application of Wearable Technologies to Improve Healthcare in the World

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Response to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation in Humanitarian Action (JHA, 1:3)
Anna Skeels

Rohingya crisis in Cox’s Bazar, as part of a wider accountability and engagement effort in a consortium with BBC Media Action and Internews. During the lifetime of TWB’s HIF Scale grant, surveys showed that the proportion of Rohingya refugees who stated that they did not have enough information fell from 77% 3 to 28%. 4 The space of Scale has also evolved. In their early paper on scaling, McClure and Gray (2015) identified scaling as a ‘missing middle’: there was little evidence of innovations scaling in the humanitarian sector, and very little understanding of how

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Screening war in Kosovo and Chechnya
Cerwyn Moore

scattered corpses into a tidy heap so he could photograph them. At the same time he did not quite grasp either where he was, or who was who, and he made a moving TV commentary about the Muslim massacre of Serbs. The corpses were Muslim.’55 Whether true or not, the point of the story is to draw attention to the economy which contrives to refashion the use of pictures by the media; Carol Midgley, the then Times media correspondent, offered a telling reflection on this process following a decision by the BBC not to broadcast images from Kosovo. Midgley notes that technology

in Contemporary violence