Improving handwashing in humanitarian crises

IMPROVING HANDWASHING IN HUMANITARIAN CRISES: METHODS FOR RESEARCHING HANDWASHING PRACTICES AND BEHAVIOUR October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Sian White is conducting a study in Irak and DRC to better understand handwashing practices among internally displaced people. The general objective of the research is to develop deep understandings of the determinants of hand hygiene in emergency settings […]

Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He reflects on how humanitarian crises are evolving and how the nature of humanitarianism is changing […]

The evolution of humanitarianism throughout historical conflict

Though much focus is currently on humanitarianism in response to recent events such as the conflict in Syria or the migrant crisis in Europe, humanitarian responses in times of conflict and war have been evolving since the 18th century. This evolution was explored in the recent Medicine, History and the Humanitarian Response panel discussion that […]