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Humanitarian Evaluation Workshop in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) will host a one-day workshop on the principles and practices of evaluating humanitarian aid programmes. The workshop, which will be attended by the UAE’s donor community will [...] Read more...

A word from Ross Mountain: The gender challenge

For years there has been a general consensus that humanitarian assistance must develop greater sensitivity to gender issues, both in the emergency response and in long term-recovery efforts. However, our Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) research over the past five years Read more...

Research Study to assess how Gender Equality Programming influences humanitarian outcomes

DARA is undertaking a research study to assess how well gender equality programming (GEP) influences humanitarian outcomes. Read more...

Did we learn from Hurricane Katrina?

Hurricane Irene and now Tropical Storm Lee remind us that the lessons of Hurricane Katrina have not been learned. Crucially, we have not learned to respect the precautionary principle. Read more...

We should be aware about the kind of disasters we’re likely to be facing in the future

Following his participation in IFRC’s RedTalk July 14th, Ross Mountain, DARA Director General on the importance of guaranteeing impartial humanitarian assistance, looking ahead and investing in anticipation and building resilience. Read more...

Watch Ross Mountain´s IFRC RedTalk

2020 and beyond: is the humanitarian community prepared for the future? Anticipation, resilience and leadership are key for future humanitarian challenges. Watch the video from the July 14th RedTalk Read more...

Australia overhauls aid framework

The Australian government recently released a new aid framework based on the results of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness – the first review of Australia’s aid in 15 years. Following a public consultation process to which DARA contributed, the new [...] Read more...

Launch of Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report 2011

"Improving government aid transparency is a critical step towards being more accountable to crisis-affected populations, but it also makes sense, as the GHA Report points out, for ensuring that aid resources can be used more effectively and efficiently." From Philip Tamminga´s guest blog entry at the Global Humanitarian Assistance site. Read more...

The Guardian: The Republic of South Sudan turns a new page (Op-ed)

Read an Op-ed by Ross Mountain in The Guardian. "This is not the time to give up on vulnerable populations in Darfur and South Kordofan" Read more...

Ross Mountain´s IFRC Red Talk today

Ross Mountain will address the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies today at 2 to 3pm (GMT+1): ¨2020 and beyond: is the humanitarian community prepared for the future?¨. Watch the live stream at http://www.ifrc.org/redtalk Read more...