Humanitarian

The Great Flood of 2018, Kerala

Stories from the field Author: Sarath Kt

As the 24/7 relief camps struggle to keep up with provisions demand and reels under lack of infrastructure, the spirit of the people of Kerala has not diminished even after the devastating floods obliterated the environment and the economy of the state of Kerala.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Kerala, known globally as ‘God’s own Country’ is home to over 30 million people. The state once hailed for the beautiful backwaters, forests, and distinctive culture is now besieged under the natural calamity.


Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Takeaways Author: Jacob Korenblum

GSMA Disaster Response and Souktel have unveiled an ambitious new guide: “Building Effective Partnerships In Complex Environments.” It’s a first-ever resource to help mobile network operators join forces with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) more rapidly and effectively.


Linking humanitarianism to resilience for urban climate change

Opinion Author: Nimish Jha

Climate induced disasters are becoming more and more frequent. The scale and proportion of this onslaught has resulted in displacements, loss of assets and the destruction of livelihoods. These challenges are more evident in the cities that are facing shocks and stresses as a result of these impacts.  Exacerbating this are systemic deficiencies in cities’ institutional processes which have further complicated the process of resilience building.  Human welfare measures can play an important role in helping people to bounce back.


Janis Ian Manlutac: Humanitarian and resilience - typhoon Haiyan Philippines

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit drew to a close yesterday, in Istanbul, Turkey, we asked some experts at the ACCCRN Learning Forum what humanitarian response could learn from concepts of resilience.


Dr. Vikas Desai: Resilience approaches influence on humanitarian outcome

As the first ever World Humanitarian Summit drew to a close yesterday, in Istanbul, Turkey, we asked some experts at the ACCCRN learning forum what Humanitarian response could learn from concepts of resilience.