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Webinar: What happened at the Global Forum? What's next?

Join the ALNAP and World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariats for a discussion on the results of the Global Forum for Improving Humanitarian Action and the road ahead to the WHS in 2016.


  • Paul Knox-Clarke | Head of Research and Communications, ALNAP
  • Alice Obrecht | Research Fellow, ALNAP
  • Natasha Kindergan | Thematic Team Coordinator (Humanitarian Effectiveness), WHS Secretariat 

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Is palliative care in humanitarian crises a luxury?

Elysee Nouvet and Lisa Schwartz
The Humanitarian Health Ethics Network, McMaster University

If there is one thing the Ebola crisis has generated these past 18 months, it is widespread recognition that globally we could be better prepared for responding swiftly and ethically to complex pandemics. Amongst the ethical issues that surfaced in the panicked first months of the last Ebola crisis we were surprised that a big question is still is not receiving the deliberation it merits: What are the responsibilities of humanitarian healthcare teams, if any, vis a vis the palliative needs of patients?

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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.

 Available in English, French and Mandarin.

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