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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response


References and further reading

Chapter sources

People-centred humanitarian response

Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project (2007), Impact Measurement and Accountability in Emergencies: The Good Enough Guide. Oxfam Publishing. Oxford. www.oxfam.org.uk/publications

Human Accountability Partnership (HAP) International (forthcoming), Standard in Accountability and Quality Management. Geneva. www.hapinternational.org/pool/files/2010-hap-standard-in-accountability.pdf

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) (2007), IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Geneva.

Coordination and collaboration

Global Humanitarian Platform (2007), Global Humanitarian Principles of Partnership. A Statement of Commitment Endorsed by the Global Humanitarian Platform. Geneva. www.globalhumanitarianplatform.org/pop.html

IASC (2008), Guidance Note on using the Cluster Approach to Strengthen Humanitarian Response. Geneva.

IASC, Global Cluster Approach: http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Pages/default.aspx

IASC and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (2008), Civil-Military Guidelines and Reference for Complex Emergencies. New York. UN-CMCoord/publications">http://www.unocha.org/what-we-do/coordination-tools/UN-CMCoord/publications

OCHA (2007), Guidelines on the Use of Foreign Military and Civil Defence Assets In Disaster Relief – “Oslo Guidelines”. Rev. 1.1. Geneva. http://ochaonline.un.org/cmcs

Assessment

IASC (2003), Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) Guidance Notes for Country Level. Geneva.

IASC (forthcoming), Needs Assessment Task Force (NATF) Operational Guidance for Needs Assessments.

Ushahidi mobile phone-based information gathering and sharing: www.ushahidi.com

Design and response

Conflict Sensitivity Consortium: www.conflictsensitivity.org/
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Early Recovery Tools and Guidance: http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Early%20Recovery/Pages/Tools%20and%20Guidance.aspx

IASC (2006), Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs – Equal Opportunities (The Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action). Geneva. http://oneresponse.info/crosscutting/gender/Pages/Gender.aspx

Provention Consortium (2007), Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Guidance Note 9. Geneva. www.proventionconsortium.org/themes/default/pdfs/tools_for_mainstreaming_GN9.pdf

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) (2005), Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. Geneva. www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/1037

Performance, transparency and learning

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) (2009), 8th Review of Humanitarian Action. Overseas Development Institute (ODI). London. www.alnap.org/ourwork/rha/8.aspx

Collaborative Learning Projects (2007), The Listening Project (LISTEN). Cambridge, Mass.
www.cdainc.com/cdawww/pdf/other/cda_listening_project_description_Pdf.pdf

Groupe URD (2009), Quality Compas.www.compasqualite.org/en/index/index.php

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1999), Guidance for Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies. Paris. www.oecd.org/dac

Aid worker performance

People In Aid (2003), The People In Aid Code of Good Practice in the Management and Support of Aid Personnel. London. http://peopleinaid.org

World Health Organization, World Vision International and War Trauma Foundation (forthcoming), Psychological First Aid Guide. Geneva. www.who.int/mental_health/emergencies/en/
 

Further reading

Assessment and response

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) (2008), Joint Assessment Mission Guidelines. 2nd Edition. Rome. www.unhcr.org/45f81d2f2.html

Children

Action for the rights of children (ARC) (2009), http://cms.stc-resources.org/arc/using/index.html

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and The Sphere Project (2009), Integrating Quality Education within Emergency Response for Humanitarian Accountability: The Sphere–INEE Companionship. Geneva.

Disability Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children (2008), Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations: A Resource Kit for Fieldworkers. New York.
www.womensrefugeecommission.org/docs/disab_res_kit.pdf

Handicap International, Disability Checklist for Emergency Response.
www.handicap-international.de/fileadmin/redaktion/pdf/disability_checklist_booklet_01.pdf

Environment Joint United Nations Environment Programme and OCHA Environment Unit: www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=307&ArticleID=3891&l=en

Kelly, C (2005), Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters. Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College London and CARE International. London.

UNHCR and CARE International (2005), Framework for Assessing, Monitoring and Evaluating the Environment in Refugee-related Operations: Toolkit for practitioners and managers to help assess, monitor and evaluate environmental circumstances, using mainly participatory approaches. Geneva. www.unhcr.org/4a97d1039.html

UNHCR and International Union for the Conservation of Nature. 2005. UNHCR Environmental Guidelines. Geneva. www.unhcr.org/3b03b2a04.html

Gender

WFP (2009), WFP Gender Policy. www.wfp.org/content/wfp-gender-policy Gender and Disaster Network: http://gdnonline.org

HIV/AIDSIASC (2010), Guidelines for Addressing HIV in Humanitarian Settings. Geneva. www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/pageloader.aspx?page=content-products-products&sel=9

Older peopleIASC (2008), Humanitarian Action and Older Persons – an essential brief for humanitarian actors. Geneva. www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/pageloader.aspx?page=content-products-common&tempid=94

HelpAge International: www.helpage.org

ODI (2005), Network paper 53: Assisting and protecting older people in emergencies. London. www.odi.org.uk/resources/details.asp?id=357&title=protecting-assisting-older-people-emergencies

Performance, monitoring and evaluation
ALNAP Annual Review (2003), Humanitarian Action: Improving Monitoring to Enhance Accountability and Learning. London. www.alnap.org

ALNAP (2009), Real Time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action (Pilot Version). London. www.alnap.org

Catley, A. et al. (2008), Participatory Impact Assessment. Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. http://sites.tufts.edu/feinstein/2008/participatory-impact-assessment

Groupe URD (2009), Quality COMPAS Companion Book. www.compasqualite.org/en/index/index.php

OECD (1999), Guidance for the Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies. Paris. www.oecd.org/dac

Further information on evaluation (including training modules) and approaches to learning can be found on ALNAP: www.alnap.org

TargetingInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2003), World Disasters Report 2003 – Chapter 1: Humanitarian ethics in disaster and war. www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/disasters/WDR/43800-WDR2003_En.pdf

UNISDR (2001), Countering Disasters, Targeting Vulnerability. Geneva. www.unisdr.org/eng/public_aware/world_camp/2001/pdf/Kit_1_Countering_Disasters_Targeting_Vulnerability.pdf