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Normative frameworks’ role in addressing gender-based violence in disaster settings

The problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies has recently received increased attention worldwide. The Humanitarian Exchange Magazine dedicated a whole issue on GBV in humanitarian crises.The International Committee of the Red Cross demonstrated its concern for sexual violence in armed conflict, launching a Special Appeal to strengthen its response in 2014. In non-conflictual emergency …

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We are Here: Haiti Case Study

The joint ALNAP-CDA action-research included case studies in Darfur (World Vision), Pakistan (IOM), and Haiti (IFRC) as well as highlights and showcases about feedback practices at Oxfam America, Save the Children and Catholic Relief Services. There is a method paper, an extensive literature review, the main study and a guidance document has been translated into …

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Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-disaster Displacement:Haiti

This study, published by the  Brookings and IOM examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Port-au-Prince, recognizing that the challenges faced in Haiti may be a source of insight for responses to other urban, post-disaster displacement crises—which are expected to become more common in the future. The study draws on the results of …

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Humanitarian Exchange Magazine: Lessons learned from the Haiti Earthquake Response

Special feature of the Humanitarian Exchange focusing on the response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Although much of the early media coverage emphasised the tardiness and inefficiency of the humanitarian response, subsequent reviews have recognised the complex operating environment and the extensive challenges involved. That does not, however, mean that mistakes were not made.  …

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Haiti Recovery Operation Summary of the Plan of Action – July 2011 – December 2012

Revised Plan of Action Summary that clearly articulates IFRC secretariat actions moving forward as of July 2011. It continues to use a ‘pillar’ approach but the structure has been simplified to minimize overlap and duplication found in the three-pillar configuration of the 2010 Plan of Action. It also reflects a minimized role for IFRC in HRC core services …

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Resilient Cities: Reestablishing Communities Post-Disaster

Article exploring the role of community-driven recovery and redevelopment, using the example of post-earthquake recovery in Haiti. This Big City, September 2013. Resilient Cities: Reestablishing Communities Post-Disaster http://ht.ly/oUAoO

Beneficiary Communication and Accountability: A responsibility, not a choice (Lessons learned and recommendations from Indonesia, Haiti and Pakistan)

This document highlights the work that needs to be undertaken internally within the Red Cross Red Crescent to mainstream our approach to establish or maintain strong two-way communication and feedback within the communities we serve; including experimenting, training, strengthening and building on already established two-way communication mechanisms. To realize this crucial approach existing systems and processes will also need to reflect how …

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Haiti: Earthquake 2010

Beneficiary communication was one of the most important tools directly after the earthquake that shook Haiti at a magnitude of 7.0 Mw on 12 January 2010. It allowed vulnerable communities to receive information that they needed most, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. There were several different media channels that were utilized after the …

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Beneficiary Communications Evaluation: Haiti Earthquake Operation 2011

Providing evidence of the impact of beneficiary communications is incredibly difficult. Reports focus on the information disseminated and numbers of people reached but what are people doing with the information is often the missing link. This evaluation goes some way to trying to answer this question. Nearly 70% of people interviewed changed something in their …

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