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Leslie Koerner

Weekly News Roundup: Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding (March 7, 2014)

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[As part of its research and policy project on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University aggregates news detailing recent developments in this domain. For more information about this project, visit the project’s web page.] The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria published a new report on violations of international law that have... More >>

Leslie Koerner

Weekly News Roundup: Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding (February 28, 2014)

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[As part of its research and policy project on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University aggregates news detailing recent developments in this domain. For more information about this project, visit the project’s web page.] The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been examining human-rights violations and abuses in South Sudan... More >>

Leslie Koerner

Weekly News Roundup: Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding (February 21, 2014)

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[As part of its research and policy project on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at Harvard University aggregates news detailing recent developments in this domain. For more information about this project, visit the project’s web page.] A fact-finding committee tasked with researching incidents of violence that have occurred in Egypt since June 30... More >>

David Pearson

Can humanitarian and private sector collaboration help better prepare for future crises?

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The number of people in need of international humanitarian assistance is on the rise, with inter-agency appeals typically targeting 60-70 million people each year, compared with 30-40 million ten years ago, according to a new report by the United Nations Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs[1]. As multiple global trends converge including climate change, population growth, urbanization, and food and water insecurity, the... More >>