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Albury , D. ( 2003 ), Innovation in the Public Sector ( London , Cabinet Office Strategy Unit ). Nielsen , B. and Santos , A. ( 2013 ), ‘ Key Challenges of Product Development for Humanitarian Markets’ , IEEE 2013 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference . Obrecht

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector

where they face greater risks ( Carpenter, 2003 ; Dolan and Hovil, 2006 ; Stoddard et al. , 2011 ). Furthermore, a 2011 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report on ‘good practice for humanitarians in complex security environments’ acknowledges that local civilians ‘suffer most from conflict and violence’ and makes the case for aid-worker security measures not in terms of differential threat or vulnerability but in terms of

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation

of bottom-line funding growth. Success needs to be measured through innovation creation and significant improvement in whole systems and new operational and policy indicators and outcomes. The speed and magnitude with which these new forces are threatening humanity should be all the urgency needed for humanitarian action to address and resolve them. Notes 1 We wish to thank World Vision National Office staff who have been invaluable in progressing this concept and acknowledge Dr Jonatan Lassa

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Introduction The 2010 Haiti earthquake has been described as a ‘game changer’ for the implementation of technologies in humanitarian response ( Sandvik, 2014 : 26). Established and emergent information and communication technology (ICT) applications were employed in the earthquake’s aftermath and ‘relief efforts quickly became a living laboratory for new applications of SMS texting, interactive online maps and radio-cell phone hybrids’ ( Nelson et al. , 2010

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Planned Obsolescence of Medical Humanitarian Missions: An Interview with Tony Redmond, Professor and Practitioner of International Emergency Medicine and Co-founder of HCRI and UK-Med

(2013) and outbreak responses in Sierra Leone (2014–15) and Bangladesh (2017). The interview took place in Tanja’s office at the University of Manchester in April 2019. Tony Redmond: My responses refer specifically to the medical field, where I don’t think there has been much in the way of true innovation. And I think that is a failing. You can look at, say, plumpy’nut, for feeding children – that was a great innovation. Peanut butter, high calorie: the kids love it, it is

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation

, L. ( 2014 ), ‘ Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art ’, Occasional Policy Paper ( New York : United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ). Boano , C. and Perucich , F.V. ( 2016 ), ‘ Half-happy Architecture ’, Viceversa , 4 , 59 – 81

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

). Betts , A. and Bloom , L . ( 2014 ), ‘ Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art ’, in OCHA Policy and Studies Series ( New York : United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ). Boltanski , L. and Chiapello , E . ( 2005 ), The New Spirit of Capitalism ( London and New York : Verso . Original edition , 1999 ). BOND ( 2003 ), Joint statement by members of the International Global Security and Development Network on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), ‘A

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one problem: the video wasn’t real. It was the creation of 34-year-old director Lars Klevberg, and it was filmed in Malta with child actors, using a set from the movie Gladiator . Klevberg said he wanted the video to start a conversation about the impact of war on children. Critics said he had gone too far: that the video created confusion and cynicism, which undermined attempts to address conflict in Syria ( Salyer, 2014 ). ‘Syrian hero boy’ was not an isolated incident. When audiences look online for information about humanitarian crises, they

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From the Global to the Local

would create such abject living conditions (akin to Agamben’s ‘bare life’: Gordon, 2018 ) that Palestinians would be forced to accept what Trump and his administration have denominated the ‘deal of the century’ ( Gordon, 2018 ; Wong, 2018 ). Far from being motivated by an ‘ethics of care’ to protect displaced and dispossessed people, or a quest to secure a democratically grounded ‘liberal peace’, this ‘great deal’ can be identified as a quintessentially neoliberal project. Driven neither by ethics nor humanitarian principles, this is an

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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War

quantitative studies offer little interpretation of violent incidents other than to say that they demonstrate a lack of respect for international humanitarian norms that require belligerents to protect and facilitate the provision of healthcare to the sick and wounded. They tend to reinforce the assumption, widely held among the aid community, that violence on health facilities and personnel is primarily, if not exclusively, motivated by belligerents’ intent to deprive their enemy

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