Promoting an evidence based approach to humanitarian action at the World Humanitarian Summit

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22 Organisations of the Evidence Lounge support the commitment to the World Humanitarian Summit

Today, the Evidence Lounge submitted a commitment to the World Humanitarian Summit in support of a more evidence based approach to humanitarian action. Twenty two organisations committed to the following:

“We commit to taking concrete steps to ensure that humanitarian action is based on high quality evidence. We will do…

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Recording: Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate

Interested in the recent Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on ‘Why the World Humanitarian Summit should focus on evidence-based approaches’?

The full recording can be accessed here: Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate recording…

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Event: Evidence Live 16

The Evidence Live conference is unlike any other event in healthcare.  It brings together leading speakers in evidence-based medicine from all over the world, from the fields of research, clinical practice and commissioning.  Evidence Live is the place for learning about the latest advances in evidence-based healthcare and…

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Research: Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe

Worldwide, the total number of forcibly displaced people is currently 59.5 million, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Europe is facing one of the biggest displacement crises, since the increase in displaced people travelling to the European Union from Western and South Asia, Africa, and the Western Balkans…

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Event: Why should the World Humanitarian Summit focus on evidence-based approaches?

In Istanbul on 23 and 24 May, the first World Humanitarian Summit will take place. The main actors from the humanitarian sector will gather to discuss the future of humanitarism, mainly because the protracted crisis in Syria has in a way shaken how humanitarian interventions should be delivered.

Evidence has…

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Research: An evidence review of research on health interventions in humanitarian crises

The need for a stronger scientific evidence base for responses to humanitarian crises has been identified by various public health actors.

To this end, ELHRA (with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust) commissioned a study to review the evidence base of public health…

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Event: Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Field

Evidence synthesis can assist actors to understand what works and what does not work, for whom, and in which contexts in humanitarian response. This discussion will focus on insights from the process of synthesizing evidence in three areas of the humanitarian field: shelter, child protection, and mental health. The event…

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Events: 3ie London Evidence Week

3ie is hosting London Evidence Week from 11-15 April at venues in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Birkbeck, University of London.

These events are a great chance to explore the challenges and opportunities in using high-quality evidence to inform decision-making. They will…

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