Essays about: "Humanitarian assistance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 essays containing the words Humanitarian assistance.

  1. 1. Blockchain Technology in Disaster Risk Management: Transforming the Delivery of Emergency Relief

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Carolina Källner; [2019]
    Keywords : blockchain technology; cash-based transfers; emergency relief; humanitarian aid; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Persisting challenges such as corruption and a lack of coordination among humanitarian organisations continuously lead to almost a third of all development assistance not reaching those in need. As various attempts of solving this dilemma have not been successful, an innovative approach is required. READ MORE

  2. 2. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  3. 3. Understanding the Security-Development Nexus in Swedish foreign policy : Aid, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance policy frameworks

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Lydia Douglasdotter; [2019]
    Keywords : Security; Development; Security-Development Nexus; Anti-foreign policy; Policymaking; Frameworks; Sweden; Narratives.;

    Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War, the concepts of development and security and the rise of the security-development nexus has proven to be important and is increasingly used in policy documents by institutions and states. This thesis aims to provide insight on how security and development concepts and their nexus have been used in governments’ foreign policies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dimensions of power and gender based violence in post-disaster societies : A case study on Haiti after the 2010 earthquake

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Elin Holmström; [2018]
    Keywords : Disaster response; gender inequality; sexual gender based violence; power; radical feminism;

    Abstract : Haiti experienced the greatest urban disaster of international history in 2010 when the county was hit by an earthquake which triggered one of the largest responses of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts ever identified. The Haitian population was harshly affected by the earthquake, killing approximately 200 000 people, injuring 300 000 and displacing over 2,3 million. READ MORE

  5. 5. Run Forrest run! : About Parkour as a tool in a humanitarian life skills intervention

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Lukas Rosendahl; [2018]
    Keywords : Parkour; Freerunning; Humanitarian Action; Sport for Development; sportanddev; crisis region; life skills; humanitarian; S4D; action sport; action sports for development; Sport für Entwicklung; SfE; Parkour; Freerunning; Krisengebiete; Krisen;

    Abstract : Aim:                Parkour is a relatively new action sport, which is not only popular in non-conflict regions but also in regions where armed conflict is taking place. When being featured in the media, youth from conflict regions frequently report that Parkour has helped them to deal with the consequences of armed conflict. READ MORE