Can humanitarian organisations truly be neutral, when their actions take place in such politically charged contexts?
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Concepts & Community | 29 November - 05 December 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on Neutrality. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

December 2, 2021
Who’s in charge here? Unpacking the concept of “authorities” in humanitarian documents
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Concepts & Community | 22-28 November 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on Authorities. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

November 25, 2021
What is humanitarian communication? Surely it is a crucial part of responses that help, but does it also risk doing harm?
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Concepts & Community | 15-21 November 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on Communication. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

November 18, 2021
How does communication help and how can it possibly do harm in humanitarian contexts?
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Humanitarian Communication – A double-edged sword?

Communications in the humanitarian sector have changed massively over the last 15 years since the introduction of new technology and the arrival of digital platforms, and social media.

November 18, 2021
Can we decide to end a crisis?
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Concepts & Community | 08-14 November 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on Crisis. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

November 12, 2021
 “There is increasing recognition among humanitarian actors of the importance of adaptation to climate change, and in particular resilience”- Simone Lucatello, Concept Entry author
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Concepts & Community | 01-07 November 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on climate change. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

November 2, 2021
By  Siân Bowen, Alex Odlum, and Analya Romo
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Do No Harm in the shadow of COVID19

Often doing no harm is seen as a way to examine how aid might increase conflict. Other times it means something broader, like acting responsibly to ensure that aid activities do not adversely affect local communities.

October 27, 2021
“Recognition that aid can have negative effects is the main contribution made by DNH” - Humanity & Inclusion  Photo credit: macrovector
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Concepts & Community | 25-31 October 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on do no harm. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

October 27, 2021
What is gender-based violence?
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Concepts & Community | 18-24 October 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on gender-based violence. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

October 21, 2021
“What if parties hold differing perspectives about the concept of negotiation at the very basic level?”  (Photocredit: Vectorjuice)
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Concepts & Community | 11-17 October 2021

This week’s Concepts & Community focuses on Negotiation. Read on to learn about the concept and get all the latest news from the Humanitarian Encyclopedia community.

October 13, 2021