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Anchoring Study. Recommendations for the Good Usage of Anchors in the Humanitarian Shelter Sector

Anchors and foundations more generally play an essential role in the structure of shelters. A failure of the anchors can be the first in a series of dramatic ones. Therefore, it is essential to perceive anchors as an integrated part of a building rather than as a separated object. Two possible consequences of anchor failure …

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Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action

A research report from UNHCR that explores the critical role that information and communications technology are playing in improving the lives of refugees. The report explores access to mobile connectivity among different refugee populations and the range of technology solutions that are being implemented to facilitate refugee connection, inclusion with host communities, and access to …

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World Development Report 2015- Mind, Society and Behavior

The title of this Report, Mind, Society, and Behavior,captures the idea that paying attention to how humans think (the processes of mind) and how history and context shape thinking (the influence of society) can improve the design and implementation of development policies and interventions that target humanchoice and action (behavior). To put it differently, development policy is due for its …

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Valuing what works – Success Factors in Disaster Preparedness

This report summarizes an 18-month, evidence-based study that sought to understand practitioner information needs by asking the question: What are successful Red Cross/Red Crescent (RCRC) preparedness practitioners already doing that works, and how can the organization better support their information needs in what they are already doing? A research team from the University of Washington conducted …

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Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Network

Website outlining the innovative learning initiatives of the IFRC including the Learning Platform and RedTalks. Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Network website http://www.ifrcmedia.org/blog/red-cross-red-crescent-learning/