From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

and Operations Priorities made by UNRWA’ Year Operational change implemented Further information on the change 1982 Change: food and relief no longer provided to all registered refugees Beneficiaries: relief only provided to ‘special hardship cases identified by social workers’ Selection criteria: no men aged 19–60 female-headed households over-60s 1994 Change: stopped mental health programmes Reason given: mental health programmes no longer considered beneficial since they are ‘clinical rather than

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

their capacity to communicate effectively with conflict-affected groups on the nuances of key concepts (for instance around protection or mental health), and important technical distinctions (e.g. between categories of explosive remnants of war, each requiring specific safe behaviors from civilians). ( TWB, 2017a ) Overcoming language barriers is more difficult for people who speak so-called ‘low-resource languages’ (e.g. Quechua). 6 Trained translators

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Richard Parrish

ensuring citizens gain access to sporting events and information on them. The emphasis on social interaction is supplemented with a focus on sport as a method of countering the deleterious effects of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse and a preventative weapon against potential health problems such as cancer and cardiovascular problems. Sport therefore has a role to play in the field of physical and mental health and social interaction. The report also emphasised the economic significance of the sports sector in Europe. According to the report sport generates an estimated 1

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