Refugees and Trees: Why tree leaves are not famine food and natural resources matter to refugees

Date: May 9th, 2018 Time: 12:45 – 13:45 Venue: LG24, Keppel Street About: Since 2016, over a million refugees from South Sudan have fled into one of Uganda’s poorest regions. Initially they were welcomed, but the influx has caused immense pressure on natural resources, particularly the need for firewood. This had grave consequences for the availability of water, […]

Partnering for Change: Chronic Care in Humanitarian Crises

Next week in Copenhagen, global leaders in health in humanitarian crises will gather to launch a new initiative on non-communicable disease Centre Director Karl Blanchet will give a keynote speech after a welcoming remarks from Martin Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other speakers are Peter Maurer, ICRC President, […]

Missing Maps Mapathon @ LSHTM

What is the Missing Maps Project? The Missing Maps Project aims to map the most crisis-prone parts of the developing world using satellite photographs. These maps are utilized by a variety of organizations to aid in natural disaster response and public health research. The Mapathon will take place at LSHTM Keppel Street (Refectory) from 17:30-21:00 […]