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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Management of Social Transformations Programme
UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme website has a database of best practices, information explaining best practices and links to other best practice information.
The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement restate and compile human rights and humanitarian law relevant to internally displaced persons.
Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide describes the role of various UN agencies during an emergency, and identifies ways in which companies can support relief efforts in a timely and appropriate manner, through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or...
The Refugee Experience Psychosocial Training Module is a learning package designed for humanitarian workers and refugee policy makers who do not necessarily have a professional background in the social sciences. The content reflects areas of concern that are helpful to be sensitive to in refugee...
The Summer School is an initiative of the Odysseus Network, an academic network established to carry out analysis of and research on the legislation of EU member states relating to immigration and asylum. The Summer School included seminars covering the relevant legislation of the 21 member...
This website shows more than 50 turbulent years in pictures – UNHCR’s role in refugee crises and the struggle for survival of one of the world’s most vulnerable groups.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes materials for different audiences on all aspects of the refugee experience and maintains an extensive library of its publications and related information. Through the UNHCR website it is possible to access handbooks...
The United Nations Assistance Misssion for Iraq (UNAMI) hosts a web portal for UN agencies and NGOs working in Iraq.
Aid agencies recognise the need to support refugees’ own efforts to pursue livelihoods, but there are few livelihoods resources available. Microcredit and other types of loan programs have not been widely attempted, because refugees and IDPs are considered too geographically unstable –...