The internet is teeming with high quality, open-access resources that may be used for educational purposes. Some of these are intentionally produced as so-called Open Educational Resources (OER), such as lecture videos, training videos or language learning tools, while others are simply open access resources, such as databases, reports, scientific publications, videos, podcasts, etc., which are not directly intended as educational materials, but which can be used as part of educational activities.

The database of OER on Humanitarian Action has been compiled to assist learners, students, practitioners, trainers and lecturers who have interest in the various issues and subjects within Humanitarian Action. You can search its content by filtering through key humanitarian disciplines, UN clusters or key transversal issues.

ACAPS - Tools, know-how and training for assessments in crises

Type: Other
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, Shelter, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Environment.

Description:

ACAPS enables crisis responders to better understand and thereby better address the world’s disasters. The information products and insight can be used by humanitarians to make better decisions, and ACAPS training and methodology work supports others to develop better assessments and analysis.

Accountable Now

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Environment, Accountability.

Description:

Accountable Now is a global platform that supports civil society organisations (CSOs) to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact.

Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP) is a three-year programme aiming to ensure that older people and those with disabilities can access emergency support in times of disaster through supporting relief organisations to better respond to their needs.

AlertNet

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.

Description:

Reuters service for aid agencies, including latest humanitarian operations globally

ALNAP

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability.

Description:

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) was established in 1997, as a mechanism to provide a forum on learning, accountability and performance issues for the humanitarian sector

An International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.

Description:

INEE is an open, global network of practitioners and policy makers working together to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

BEYOND INTRACTABILITY

Type: Other
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability, Peace.

Description:

With the encouragements of the Helwet Foundation, beyong Intractability is a website created to provide resources and information about intractable conflcits.  It now has written materials contribued by several hundred scholars and practitioners and another 100 or so scholars and practitioners who have contributed audio interviews. It contains over 400 core articles, which came to be known as “essays.”  These essays cover both the theory relating to causes and effects of intractability, and practice guidelines regarding effective or at least promising ways of addressing them.  

Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution

Type: Portal
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Accountability, Human rights.

Description:

A non-profit organization geared towards conflict resolution on a local and global scale with an association with Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. The mission of the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution is to promote a systems-based approach to the effective analysis and practical resolution of social conflict. The center utilizes a teaching hospital model whereby faculty and staff practitioners mentor and supervise both undergraduate and graduate students who take part in center research projects, training, workshop and service programs locally, nationally and globally.

Bridge Gender - development

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Gender, Human rights.

Description:

BRIDGE is a specialised gender and development research and information service based in the Gender and Sexuality Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in the UK. As part of a global network of individuals and organisations working to advance gender equality, women’s rights, dignity and empowerment in development, we advocate for the crucial importance of a gender perspective in efforts to reduce poverty and promote social justice. BRIDGE is committed to making multilingual gender knowledge accessible outside the research community and to building bridges and dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners

Building Better Response (BBR)

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Logistics, CCCM.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

Building Better Response BBR is a portal aims to strengthen the capacity of NGO staff, as well as other humanitarian actors, to engage in humanitarian coordination and improve response to the needs of crisis affected populations.

CDA

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Accountability, Human rights.

Description:

CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the effectiveness of those who work to provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, support sustainable development, and conduct corporate operations in a socially responsible manner. Through their collaborative learning process, they combine rigorous analysis with pragmatic field-level work and deliver practical tools to field staff and policymakers alike. Their main achievements are the creation of the DO NO Harm approach and the ‘listening project’. CDA is based in the United States, and also has an office in Myanmar, which was established to support local application of conflict-sensitivity practices.

CDAC Communicating with disaster affected communities

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, International Humanitarian Law.

Description:

CDAC E-Learning Centre is platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations, dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication, information exchange and community engagement. The website provides online courses, webinars, and various tools and resources.

CE-DAT - The Complex Emergency Database

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health.
Humanitarian field: Health, Nutrition.

Description:

CE-DAT is a database of mortality and malnutrition rates - the most commonly used public health indicators of the severity of a humanitarian crisis. Field agencies use mortality and nutrition indicators to identify and measure the severity of needs in order to prioritize human and financial resources.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, WASH, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Resilience.

Description:

CDC's  Emergency Preparedness and Response provides primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies

CIRI Human Rights Dataset

Type: Database
Tags: International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

The CIRI Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countries, annually from 1981-2011. It is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to estimate the human rights effects of a wide variety of institutional changes and public policies including democratization, economic aid, military aid, structural adjustment, and humanitarian intervention.

CONFLICT SENSITIVITY CONSORTIUM

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Peace.

Description:

The purpose of the Conflict Sensitivity website is to further the understanding of what “conflict sensitivity” means in practice, in terms of organisational systems, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of specific interventions. The original consortium comprised a diverse range of agencies which continue individually, together and with others to share findings widely in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors to enhance the capacity to institutionalise and implement conflict sensitive approaches.

Core Humanitarian Standards

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, Logistics.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability.

Description:

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. AP International merged with People In Aid to form the CHS Alliance and no longer exists.

Disaster Ready

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, WASH.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

DisasterReady.org, a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, is an open online learning community built to empower humanitarians responding to disasters and conflicts. Developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes technology-based professional development resources available for free to aid workers and volunteers.

ELRHA

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Resilience.

Description:

Elrha is an organisation dedicated to improving humanitarian outcomes through partnership, research and innovation. ELRHA supports linkages between higher education institutions and humanitarian partners around the world and consists of regional hubs, all working together to standardize and professionalize the training of humanitarian aid workers.

EM-DAT - The International Disaster Database

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Resilience.

Description:

EM-DAT provides an objective basis for vulnerability assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. For example, it helps policymakers identify disaster types that are most common in a given country and have had significant historical impacts on specific human populations.

Forced Migration Online

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Health, Shelter, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides online access to a diverse range of resources concerning the situation of forced migrants worldwide.

Fragile States Index (FSI) Fund for Peace

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space.

Description:

Fragile States Index (FSI) is a database of information, data and analysis from Fargile States Index to monitor trends and changing vulnberability

GDACS

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Environment.

Description:

GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.

Geneva Call - Ruls of War

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Gender, Peace.

Description:

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect by armed non-State actors (ANSAs) for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence, in particular those related to the protection of civilians. Geneva Call is currently focusing its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict and working towards the elimination of gender discrimination. See also: http://fighternotkiller.org/ 

Global Health and Human Rights Database

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. Developed by the Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with a worldwide network of partners—including NGOs, academics and private researchers—the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

Global Health Observatory

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health.
Humanitarian field: Health.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Environment, Gender.

Description:

Health data, reports, and visualizations from the World Health Organisation.

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016

Type: Report
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Shelter, WASH, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Environment, Resilience.

Description:

The annual report is a leading resource for understanding financing for humanitarian crises globally. Following the new Sustainable Development Goals and World Humanitarian Summit, the report this year begins to set a baseline for measuring progress on the implementation of global commitments to invest in humanity in the years to come.This report navigates through an increasingly diverse and complex picture on financing, looking in detail at where resources are coming from, where they are going to, and how they get there.

HCID Healthcare in Danger - ICRC Resources centre

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability, Peace.

Description:

The Health Care in Danger Resource Center offers the opportunity to consult and download a wide variety of publications and other material dedicated to the protection of health care in conflict and other emergencies. The resource center welcomes relevant publications and material on the topic.

Health Action in Crises (WHO)

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, WASH, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Resilience.

Description:

WHO Health Action in Crises web pages contain technical information for crises and crises management, useful templates, training information and tools to facilitate work in the field. Included is a Global assessment of the national health sector emergency preparedness and response (2008) and WHO Humanitarian Action Biennial Work Plan.

Humanitarian Academy at Harvard (HAH)

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.

Description:

The Humanitarian Academy is dedicated to educating and training current and future generations of humanitarian leaders. We aim to create a professional pathway for students and practitioners of all levels in the humanitarian space and to serve as a prototype for other academic centers of excellence in humanitarian education.

Humanitarian Action Map (HA Map)

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, WASH, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

The European Map of Humanitarian Action offers a first time insight into active actors and educators across Europe. It also provides a snapshot of the humanitarian system in each country in Europe. 

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Shelter, Protection, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Human rights, Resilience.

Description:

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a global learning initiative set up to facilitate partnerships and collaborative opportunities to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries.

Humanitarian Practice Network

Type: Database
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Health, Shelter, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

The Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) was established in 1994 to provide an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others working in or on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience, and to learn from it. HPN’s aim is to improve the performance of humanitarian action by contributing to individual and institutional learning.

Humanitarian Response

Type: Database
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Early recovery, Logistics.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability.

Description:

Humanitarian Response aims to be the central website for Information Management tools and services, enabling information exchange among operational responders during either a protracted or sudden onset emergency. This global site is complimented by country specific emergency sites. Maintained by UN-OCHA.

ICRC Customary Law

Type: Database
Tags: International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, CCCM.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

The Customary IHL database contains the 161 rules of customary IHL identified in the ICRC's 2005 Study on Customary IHL and the complete collection of practice underlying that Study. The Customary IHL database notably also presents regular updates of this collection of practice, making available new State practice in the field of IHL as well as international materials, such as judgments of international courts and tribunals.

ICRC Library

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

The Library is a public resource offering over 140,000 documents on international humanitarian law, humanitarian work and ICRC activities. The documents take a range of forms – books, periodicals, videos, photos and CD-ROMs.

ICRC Treaties, State Partie and Commentaries

Type: Database
Tags: International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability, Human rights.

Description:

ICRC database includes the text of IHL treaties and related documents and lists the States that have signed and/or ratified or acceded to the treaties, with their potential reservations or declarations. It also contains the existing commentaries to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, and include the updated Commentaries.

ICVA

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, Logistics, CCCM.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Gender, Human rights.

Description:

ICVA is a platform for increased collaboration and coordination between NGOs and other humanitarian actors. Established in 1962 by a small coalition of refugee and migration focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs), ICVA has grown into a diverse network of NGOs operating at global, regional, national and local levels.

IDMC - The International Displacement and Monitoring Centre

Type: Database
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, CCCM.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Human rights, Resilience.

Description:

IDMC is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement worldwide. The IDMC monitors and analyses internal displacement caused by conflict, generalised violence, human rights violations and natural hazard-induced disasters

INFORM - Index for Risk Management

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Environment.

Description:

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response.

InsideNGO

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Health.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

InsideNGO called now Humentum is a membership association of 330 international non-governmental organizations and sector experts in the international development and relief community working together to achieve global impact. They provide training and learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchange, sector expertise, and links to industry partners to help our members build their operational and management capacity. 

InterAction: United Voice for Global Change

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, WASH, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Accountability, Resilience.

Description:

Interaction is a website on articles and information relating to natural hazards and complex emergencies, with projects organized by maps and sectors across the globe.

International Alert

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management.
Humanitarian field: Health, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Gender, Peace.

Description:

International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions. International Alert believes in a world where people resolve their differences without violence and can build a more peaceful future for their families and communities.

International Conflict Research Institute

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace.

Description:

Established in 1993, INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis, INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies.

International Crimes Database

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace.

Description:

The International Crimes Database (ICD) website, hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalized courts. In addition to case law on international crimes, the website incorporates general background information about international crimes, scholarly as well as news articles, working papers (ICD Briefs) and relevant links to other useful databases/websites on this topic. It is not our aim to be exclusive; rather, we hope that visitors of our website will be attracted to its ‘spider in the web’-character. ICD aims to be the starting point for any online search in international crime. 

International Crisis Group

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Crisis Group aspires to be the preeminent organisation providing independent analysis and advice on how to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. 

International Human Rights Database

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace.

Description:

Comprehensive collection of links with reference to human rights issues. It is limited to the member states of the OSCE. Special focus is given to the Central and Eastern European countries.

Interpeace

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace, Resilience.

Description:

Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization. They were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. Interpeace has 15 years of operational experience in supporting locally-led peacebuilding processes in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Interpeace partners with local organizations who take the lead in designing an operational strategy and implementing a peacebuilding programme that is adapted to their local context.

IRIN Humanitarian news

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Nutrition, CCCM.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability.

Description:

IRIN delivers unique, authoritative and independent reporting from the frontlines of crises to inspire and produce a more effective humanitarian response. Through a global network of more than 200 local correspondents, experienced editors and analysts, and an intimate knowledge of the humanitarian sector, IRIN provides insider multimedia news and analysis from hotspots in more than 70 countries.

Irish Consortium of Gender Based Violence- Moving Beyond Fear

Type: Report
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Gender, Human rights.

Description:

The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence contains resources on theories, case studies and expert presentations on GBV prevention, GBV response and policy development

Journal of International Humanitarian Action

Type: Journal article/book chapter
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability.

Description:

The Journal of International Humanitarian Action is a modern online journal that is multi-disciplinary, responsive, timely, and open access. It provides a forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to highlight contemporary challenges, to critically reflect upon current practices, and to ultimately advance the field of humanitarian action.

MEDBOX

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Health, WASH, Nutrition.

Description:

MEDBOX collates the increasing number of professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action available online today and brings these into the hands of humanitarian aid workers: when they need it, where they need it. 

Minimum Standards in Child Protection

Type: Other
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

Established in 2007 by the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) as part of the cluster approach, Child Protection is an Area of Responsibility under the global Protection Cluster. the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) launched the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action in Geneva on October 29, 2012. 

OCHA media and documentation

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection, Nutrition, Logistics.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Environment, Gender.

Description:

OCHA is the United Nations Coordination Agency.  The website includes a thematic review of OCHA publications and media documents 

OECD States of Fragility

Type: Report
Tags: World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace, Resilience.

Description:

The States of Fragility report provides cutting-edge evidence and analysis to inform and challenge donor policies for working in the most difficult places: fragile situations. It helps promote better understanding of the drivers and fresh ideas about solutions to fragility. The report is based on the OECD’s unique access to data, statistics and research on fragility – resulting in an impartial and evidence-based view of what makes different contexts fragile. In doing so, the OECD’s analysis helps drive more effective programming and better results where it counts: on the ground. The reports are part of a portal including further document on conflict, fragility and resilience

OpenWHO

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health.
Humanitarian field: Health, WASH, Nutrition.

Description:

OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. The platform has a wide range of online courses intended for people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so.

Overseas Development Agency

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection, Early recovery, Logistics.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability.

Description:

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. As well as 14 core research programmes, they also host a number of flagship projects and run the ODI Fellowship Scheme.

OXFAM Policy and practice

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, WASH, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction.

Description:

The website offers free access to over 4,000 publications – training manuals, research reports and policy briefs – based on their 70 years in the field, as well as programme overviews, staff profiles and practitioner blog.

Peace Direct

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

Peace Direct is an international charity dedicated to supporting local people to stop war and build lasting peace in some of the world’s most fragile countries. Peace Direct works with local people and organisations in over 10 countries around the world to stop violence and build sustainable peace. Peace Direct was founded in the UK in 2004 and won Best New Charity in 2005.

ReliefWeb - Informing humanitarians worldwide

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Environment, Human rights.

Description:

ReliefWeb has been the leading source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996. ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

RULAC - The Rule of Law in Armed Conflict Project

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

The RULAC Project is an initiative of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights to support the application and implementation of international law in armed conflict. Through its global database and analysis, the Project aims ultimately to report on every concerned State and disputed territory in the world, considering both the legal norms that apply as well as the extent to which they are respected by the relevant actors.

The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA)

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Logistics, CCCM.

Description:

ATHA enhances the capability of professionals in the humanitarian sector to manage and lead teams in multifaceted, remote, and often hazardous missions.  ATHA’s unique set of online and in-person learning tools, trainings, and engagement with the professional community support the expansion and deepening of key legal and policy exchanges within and across agencies in order to create a dynamic and creative space for learning and innovation.

The Conflict Barometer

Type: Database
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Human rights, Peace.

Description:

 The Conflict Barometer is annual analysis of the global conflict events, published by HIIK. It provides information on non-violent and violent crises, wars, coup d'etats as well as peace negotiations.

The ICC Legal Tools Database

Type: Database
Tags: International Humanitarian Law.

Description:

The ICC Legal Tools Database is the leading online resource for legal sources in international criminal law. It provides free online access to most legal documents that may be relevant to cases involving core international crimes. It has several thousand users around the world. The Database is a victory of the ideas of open and free access to legal information and of legal information as public goods. The Database is a service of the International Criminal Court (ICC), developed by the ICC Legal Tools Project.

The International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space.

Description:

PHAP is the individual-based professional association bringing together all parts of the humanitarian sector. With a shared vision that human life and dignity are safeguarded in the face of humanitarian crises, the association’s mission is to empower capable and informed professionals to transform humanitarian action

The Journal Of Humanitarian Assistance

Type: Journal article/book chapter
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Health, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Accountability.

Description:

The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance promotes the exchange of new ideas, previously unpublished research, and the critical write-up of field experience by field workers and researchers in humanitarian assistance.JHA offers the humanitarian assistance community the opportunity to receive and provide rapid public feedback on cutting-edge ideas. This community includes humanitarian field workers and agency officials, scholars and researchers, government officials and residents of countries affected by crises and disasters, and donor agency officials.

The Sphere Project - Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

Type: Journal article/book chapter
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: Health, Shelter, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space.

Description:

The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response. See also e-learning course http://www.sphereproject.org/learning/e-learning-course/

The State of the Humanitarian System

Type: Report
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Disaster risk reduction, Accountability.

Description:

The goal of The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) study is to
gather and synthesise evidence to form an overall picture of the system,
and indicate how well it is serving the needs of people affected by
conflict and crisis.

The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD)

Type: Database
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: WASH.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction, Environment, Resilience.

Description:

This is a database intended for use in aiding the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. We have developed this database, a project of the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, in collaboration with the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.

The World Bank Institute Fragility and Conflict Overview

Type: Portal
Tags: World Politics.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace.

Description:

Page on fragility and conflict overview with resources

UN Human Rights Agreements

Type: Database
Tags: International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights, Peace.

Description:

Information on all UN human rights conventions, covenants, and protocols created between 1945 and 2015

UNICEF HUMANITARIAN ACTION RESOURCES

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Health, Shelter, Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Accountability, Human rights.

Description:

The Core Commitments for Children (CCC) are a framework for humanitarian action, around which UNICEF seeks to engage with partners. In line with the CCCs, the website contains the key resources used by UNICEF to support their work in Humanitarian Action. It includes both UNICEF resources, as well as those from partner agencies. 

UNISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction )

Type: Portal
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction.

Description:

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction is a UN organisation geared to the prevention of disasters. Its website includes disaster statistics, a global platform for disaster reduction and a range of resources.

UNISDR Disaster/Emergency Terminology

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Management, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.

Description:

UNISDR developed these basic definitions on disaster risk reduction to promote a common understanding on the subject for use by the public, authorities and practitioners.

Universal Human Rights Index Database

Type: Database
Tags: Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Related & transversal issues: Human rights.

Description:

The Universal Human Rights Index provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

UNOSAT Maps and Data

Type: Database
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Related & transversal issues: Humanitarian space, Resilience.

Description:

This page hosts maps and analytical reports produced by UNOSAT in support of international humanitarian assistance operations to respond to crises caused by natural disasters, conflict and other complex emergencies.

URD Urgence rehabilitaion Developpement

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, Management.
Humanitarian field: Shelter, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Environment, Accountability.

Description:

Created in 1993, Groupe URD is an independent institute which specializes in the analysis of practices and the development of policy for the humanitarian and post-crisis sectors. From 1993 to 1997, Groupe URD was an NGO discussion group which focused on linking emergency and development aid. After 1997, it broadened its horizons in response to the numerous theoretical and operational challenges faced by the aid sector in crisis and post-crisis contexts. Its role is to help organizations to improve the quality of their programmes through evaluations, research, Quality support and training. In order to work close to field realities and to share lessons, Groupe URD has established several observatories of aid practices - formerly in Haiti, Chad and Afghanistan.

US Institute for Peace

Type: Portal
Tags: World Politics, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection, Early recovery.
Related & transversal issues: Gender, Peace.

Description:

USIP is America’s nonpartisan institute to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad. They staff guide peace talks and advise governments; train police and religious leaders; and support community groups opposing extremism—all to help troubled countries solve their own conflicts peacefully. They have developed resources and training around four main themes:  Conflict analysis and prevention; fragility and resilience; electoral violence; and violent extremism.

WASH Cluster tools and resources

Type: Portal
Tags: Public Health, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards.
Humanitarian field: WASH.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction.

Description:

WASH cluster tools and resources provides access to a range of tools & resources that have been developed by the Global WASH Cluster members to support core coordination functions in the build up to and during an emergency response.

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition

Type: Database
Tags: Public Health.
Humanitarian field: Health, Nutrition.
Related & transversal issues: Resilience.

Description:

A standardized compilation of child growth and malnutrition data from nutritional surveys conducted around the world since 1960.

World Disaster Reports (IFRC)

Type: Report
Tags: Public Health, Anthropology & Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Principles, Codes & Standards, International Humanitarian Law.
Humanitarian field: Protection.
Related & transversal issues: Disaster risk reduction.

Description:

IFRC's World Disaster Report is a yearly publication on a selected theme about people and disasters. It is about those vulnerable people who are most likely to be affected by disasters and the local institutions which provide the mainstay of disaster prevention, preparedness and relief. The first edition appeared in 1993.

World Population Prospects

Type: Portal
Tags: Anthropology & Humanitarianism.
Humanitarian field: Health, Nutrition.

Description:

The official UN population estimates and projections that have been prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The main results are presented in a series of Excel files displaying key demographic indicators for each development group, income group, major area, region and country for selected periods or dates within 1950-2100.