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Join ALNAP for the launch of our new research report on humanitarian clusters on June 15th

Join us at the launch of this research report, where authors Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell will be joined by the IFRC’s Head of Shelter and Settlements department, Graham Saunders and a panel of experienced personnel, to discuss how successful cluster coordination during humanitarian response can be achieved.

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Nepal Earthquake Response: Lessons for operational agencies

David Sanderson and Ben Ramalingam

In the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, this paper looks at lessons drawn from previous comparable disasters and seeks to provide invaluable information and assistance to the operational agencies responding to the crisis.


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Tales of the city

Paul Currion
Humanitarian consultant

You don't need me to repeat the statistic (because everybody knows it) but I'm going to anyway: more than half the world's population now lives in urban areas. Behind that simple figure are a host of other complicating factors – for example, the absolute number of slum dwellers is growing, but relative numbers are falling. The basic message is loud and clear however: the future is urban. Although the message might be clear, the humanitarian community doesn't always have a clear idea about how to respond.


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