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Cash and vouchers in emergencies


This paper is the final product of a three-year research project looking into when the option of giving people money instead of, or as well as, in-kind assistance is feasible and appropriate. A strong body of evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that providing people with cash or vouchers...

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Emergency Field Handbook: A Guide for UNICEF Staff


The Emergency Field Handbook is structured around UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies. These commitments outline the organisation’s role in providing protection and assistance to children and women. They make a clear distinction between life-saving interventions that should be...

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations


Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations, a guidebook, is designed to assist donors and recipients to make decisions that will have the greatest long-term benefit to countries affected by natural or complex disasters.

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Handbook for emergencies, second edition


Effective emergency preparedness and response is a major priority of UNHCR. Crises have caused widespread human suffering and put great demands on UNHCR, prompting them to develop an effective response mechanism. Having dispatched over 300 missions throughout the world since 1992, UNHCR now has in...

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Guidelines for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Project Proposals and Reports


The Guidelines for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Project Proposals and Reports are for agencies seeking emergency funds to support short-term international humanitarian assistance. The guidelines clarify the types of projects for which they have been developed (ie. short-term responsive...


Ranet logo

RANET is an international collaboration to make weather, climate, and related information more accessible to remote and resource poor populations. RANET undertakes this mission in order to aid day-to-day resource decisions and mitigate disaster losses. The program combines innovative technologies...



Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can...

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Quality and Accountability Initiatives: Questions and Answers


Quality and Accountability Initiatives: Questions and Answers, a web resource page, speaks to four of the most widely known inter-agency initiatives to improve accountability, quality and performance in humanitarian action: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian...

Church World Service - Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A)


Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A), a part of the Church World Service International, works for the development and relief of marginalised communities. CWS-P/A's three main programmes are social development, capacity building, and disaster response.

Australian Red Cross


The Australian Red Cross (ARC) is one of the 181 members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and works to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally. Their mission is to be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving...