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Mapping the Critique of Humanitarian Principles

On the Thursday 15 February, Stuart Gordon, gave a keynote paper at a conference in the Hague on the impact of counter-terrorist financing legislation on the humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis.  The conference was organised by the World Bank, the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the Human Security Collective – a Dutch NGO based in the Hague.

The paper took an original […]

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    “Inflicted Starvation”: The Link Between Conflict and Famine

“Inflicted Starvation”: The Link Between Conflict and Famine

Haisley Wert, MSc Development Management candidate, reflects on a recent public lecture from Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at The Fletcher School, about his new book, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine. 

Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine
Hosted by LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Alex de Waal, Executive Director […]

The World Humanitarian Action Forum 2017

The World Humanitarian Action Forum 2017 (WHAF) took place in Westminster yesterday, and served as a opportunity to bring together humanitarian organisations to work together on key issues effecting the industry. 

This year, the WHAF focused on three key themes:

1. De-risking and financial access: The impact on humanitarian organisations

2. Localisation agenda: Improved coordination and sustainable investment

3. Conflicts and Crises: Forced migration, […]

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    Humanitarian space and the deaths of U.N. workers in the Congo

Humanitarian space and the deaths of U.N. workers in the Congo

Amanda Schwartz, MSc Development Studies alumni and co-founder of  The Ring Project, considers the recent murders of two UN experts in Congo and the implications on humanitarian space in context of the worsening political situation within the region.

The New York Times ran an article on May 20th, 2017 titled For 2 Experts Killed in Congo, U.N. Provided Little Training […]

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    Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Together with Dr Stuart Gordon and Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez from the Department of International Development, LSE LIFE recently offered an innovative day-long workshop to support ID MSc students in preparation for their half-unit Humanitarian Consultancy Project. Dr Helen Green, Learning Developer from LSE LIFE, explains what students experienced as part of the workshop.

 

Learning opportunities through teamwork, presenting, and observation

Students […]

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    Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Just been browsing through a brilliant new Oxfam guide to humanitarian campaigning. A treasure trove of 110 pages crammed full of wisdom, experience and 32 case studies on everything from addressing tribal conflicts in Pakistan to gender responsive work with Syrian refugees to influencing Australia’s humanitarian policy.

And no sign of an executive summary. Sigh. To be fair, it would […]

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    Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Monday was World Refugee Day and a new UN report put the total number of ‘forcibly displaced’ at 65.3 million. Most of those remained within national boundaries (internally displaced). In a post originally published on the blog From Poverty to Power, Oxfam researcher John Magrath summarizes a recent study on the causes of internal displacement.

Why do people become displaced? That […]

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    Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

Where theory meets practice: Conflict and Humanitarian Response – a student perspective

In early June, a number of students from the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies, attended the HPG/LSE Course on Conflict & Humanitarian Response to hear from leading academics and practitioners across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in humanitarian policy. One of those in attendance was Myfanwy James, who has shared some of her […]

  • The Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa (HAWA) course brings together civilian, police and military actors together in an intense two-week course in Ghana.
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    Conference seeks to improve relations and understanding between civilians and military

Conference seeks to improve relations and understanding between civilians and military

LSE International Development PhD candidate Rebecca Sutton presents an insight into civil-military relations and humanitarian assistance in West Africa, drawn from an innovative course at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

Natural disasters, public health emergencies and armed conflicts, military actors often find themselves working alongside civilians, many of whom may have little to no previous exposure to military […]

EVENT: Giles Duley: One Second of Light, 3 February 6.30pm

On Wednesday 3 February Humanitarian Photographer Giles Duley will be speaking at the LSE at a Public Lecture co-hosted by the Department of International Development and EMERGENCY UK. In his talk he will be introducing his latest book One Second of Light, which covers his work on the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster over the last decade. Here he […]

January 26th, 2016|Events, Featured|1 Comment|