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UNRWA Funding Cuts – Call for Support

UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ) is the key UN agency supporting Palestinian Refugees. Following unprecedented funding cuts of up to 83% from the current US government, they are now facing an existential crisis. After these cuts and despite new contributions by other countries,  services including education, […]

Research on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings

Date: June 21st, 2018 Time: 16:00 – 17:00, followed by a drinks reception Venue: Robin Murray A&B, IoPPN Main Building, De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF   About: There have been important increases in the quantity and quality of research on mental health and psychosocial support activities in humanitarian crises. However, major gaps remain in the data and evidence around […]

A Present Day Battle Against Cholera in Dhaka [recording online]

Date: June 4th 2018 Time: 12:00-13:00 Venue: John Snow A, LSHTM, Keppel Street   About: The risk for cholera infection is >100 times higher for household contacts of cholera patients the week after they seek hospital care than it is for the general population. This is likely because of poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) […]