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VOICE Newsletter: Is independent humanitarian action a myth?

The latest issue of VOICE OUT LOUD – Is independent humanitarian action a myth? reflects on the increasing politicisation and instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid by donors, host countries and the military. The issue includes an interview with Ross Mountain [...] Read more...

AUDIO: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): The politicisation of aid

DARA presented the Humanitarian Response Index 2010 findings in an event hosted by the CSIS, May 17th 2011, Washington DC. During the event The Politicisation of Aid, Ross Mountain, DARA Director General, and Philip Tamminga, Head of Good Humanitarian Donorship [...] Read more...

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

DARA participated in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Third Session, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-13 May 2011. The biennial forum was held by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and brings together stakeholders committed to disaster [...] Read more...

DARA at Skoll World Forum 2011

Trustlaw asks Philip Tamminga, Head of the HRI, about the state of social entrepreneurship. DARA participated in the 2011 Skoll World Forum, March 30th – April 1st, Oxford, England. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Large Scale Change – ecosystems [...] Read more...

DARA participates in European Parliament hearing on humanitarian and military actors

Ross Mountain from Brussels: “The use of military assets for humanitarian assistance should be a last resort” [youtube 17IyswNSArM 242 200] 2011 © European Parliament The April 13th Public Hearing on “The blurring roles between humanitarian and military [...] Read more...

March 2011: Launch of the United Kingdom’s independent Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR)

Launch of the United Kingdom’s independent Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR). By Ross Mountain Nearly a year ago the then new British government asked Lord Paddy Ashdown to lead an independent review of the United Kingdom’s humanitarian emergency [...] Read more...

DARA at the European Parliament hearing on the militarisation of aid

DARA will participate in a Public Hearing on the militarisation of humanitarian aid organised by The European Parliament Committee on Development, Wednesday 13th April in Brussels. “The blurring roles between humanitarian and military actors: state of [...] Read more...

DARA encourages Australian review panel to consider humanitarian aid

As other committed governments, the Australian government is currently reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of its overall aid programme. The review will assess the appropriateness of Australia’s geographic and sectoral focus, the performance of its aid [...] Read more...

Impact Evaluation of the National School Feeding Programme in Cambodia, commissioned by the WFP

DARA publishes its recently completed Impact Evaluation of the National School Feeding Programme in Cambodia, commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP). Read more...

Somalia and Kenya HRI 2011 Field Missions

After completing a mission in Chad, the Humanitarian Response Index 2011 continues in a joint mission to collect information on the Somalia and Kenya crises. The mission will run from 21st to 26th February. Read more...

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