Welcome to the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Health crises resulting from armed conflict or natural disasters affect the health and socio-economic status of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Between 2000 and 2008, a yearly average of 392 natural disasters was reported, with 230 million affected per year. Globally, about 30 armed conflicts are ongoing and approximately 40-45 million people displaced.
We are a group of researchers concerned with tackling the unique public health challenges posed by these crises, through a combination of research and consultancy, teaching, advice to policy-makers and communication. Our work is multi-disciplinary and spans the various phases of a crisis, from acute emergency to long-term recovery.
The Public Health in Humanitarian Crises also organises with Birkbeck College and Medecins Sans Frontieres the Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debates.