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Sector(s): Age
Author: Amanda Haynes
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection includes materials related to elderly people's mental and sociopsychological needs in humanitarian contexts. Often overshadowed in mainstream literature, these materials address the sociopsychological needs of seniors, especially in times of crises, disasters, and in areas lacking coherent policies for those affected. These resources are published by CMHS, Cogent Social Science, HelpAge, Age Action, FAO, the International Federation on Aging, Global Alzheimer’s & Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Disease International, and Alzheimer’s Pakistan. This Collection completes the series of available collections for elderly in the Humanitarian Library and is part of a broader Channel on this topic entitled Elderly in Humanitarian Emergencies.

Author: Alkholoud Zetouneh
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

This Collection provides a set of resources addressing how to best to deal with elderly people in times of displacement in humanitarian emergencies. As proven by mainstream humanitarian literature, shelter and displacement issues are generally dealt with by responding immediately to the urgent needs of those involved. This Collection aims to specifically address the issues of displacenment and shelter in relation to the elderly in emergency situations and make available various coping mechanisms and guidelines for those affected. Resources come from agencies such as HelpAge International, UNHCR, and Ennonline. This collection is a part of a larger channel entitled the Elderly in the Humanitarian Emergencies Channel. 

Sector(s): Age
Author: Andrés Felipe Martínez Sarmiento
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection presents crucial resources, published by HelpAge Internationa, WHO, Trauma Monthly, Humanitarian Practice Network HPN; related to humanitarian responses to the needs of elderly and disabled people in terms of health, food and nutrition. These resources shed the light on the 'invisibility' of the elderly people as a vulnerable category in the humanitarian settings, i.e, there are no sufficient humanitarian responses to their health and nurtrition needs. This collection is interconnectedly associated with Protection and Elderly and WASH and Elderly Collections, which are all housed within the Elderly in the Humanitarian Setting/ Emergencies Channel. 

Sector(s): Protection
Author: Andrés Felipe Martínez Sarmiento
Location: Latin America
Channel Type:

(EN) Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America and the Caribbean - LAC of recent years, this Collection presents crucial resources published by organizations participating in the Inter-Angency Mixed Migration Flow Group - GIFMM responding to the needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities in Colombia. This Collection is the first in of its kind focusing on the most pressing humanitrian crisis in LAC. The resources available on this Collection provide practical knowledge to respond to the needs of Venezuelans on the move and securing their social and economic inclusion in the communities reciving them. This Collection focuses on four key areas: direct emergency assistance, protection, socio - economic and cultural integration and strengthening capacity in Colombia. (SP) Frente al mayor flujo migratorio en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en los últimos años, ésta Colección presenta documentos publicados por organizaciones que participan en el Grupo Inter- Agencial de Flujos Migratorios Mixtos - GIFMM, y que están respondiendo a las necesidades de millones de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela y comunidades de acogida en Colombia. Esta Colección es la primera de su tipo centrada en una de las crisis humanitarias más apremiantes en ALC. Los recursos disponibles en esta Colección proporcionan conocimientos prácticos para responder a las necesidades de los venezolanos en tránsito y asegurar su inclusión social y económica en las comunidades que los reciben. Ésta Colección se enfoca en cuatro áreas clave: asistencia directa de emergencia, protección, integración socioeconómica y cultural y fortalecimiento de las capacidades en Colombia.

Author: Andrés Felipe Martínez Sarmiento
Channel Type:

Over the past 15 years, the Shelter Meeting has developed and supported a global community of practice of humanitarian technical practitioners through a biannual conference, with participation in-person and through live video conferencing. Presentations and discussion worldwide include the prioritisation of common activities, sharing good practice and the peer review of projects.

Sector(s): Protection
Author: Amelia Grauer
Location: Global
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection on psychosocial support for children in emergencies, considers the horrific situations children go through every day. These situations range from exposure to violence or disaster (natural and man-made), to loss of or separation from family members and friends, militarization and community conflict, deteriorating living conditions, loss of livelihoods, and lack of access to services. These situations have immediate and long term consequences, and as such, there is need for psychosocial support intervention for their psychological well-being and development. This collection is centered on addressing the psychological needs of children in emergency settings and contains resources from such organizations as ICRC, UNICEF, USAID, and others.

Author: Alkholoud Zetouneh
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

The WASH & Elderly Collection is comprised of a set of resources focused on the available water, sanitation and hygiene programs and services for elderly people and those with disabilities within protection situations and limited-income settings. They are published and supported by many organizations including: HelpAge International, WEDC, WaterAid and Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE). This collection aims to shed a light on how elderly people and those with disabilities are a valuable part of any community, in any situation, but who may necessitate additional guidelines, protocals, and services. This Collection is a part of a broader channel about the elderly in humanitarian situations, and is closely related to the 'WASH and HEALTH Guidelines' Collection.

Author: Andrés Felipe Martínez Sarmiento
Location: United Kingdom
Channel Type: Thematic

Members of an informal email group on incontinence in humanitarian and development settings have identified a lack of acknowledgement and support for people with incontinence. In response the group has been developing tools and collating resources to enable development and humanitarian professionals to create a supportive environment for people in low- and middle-income countries to manage their incontinence hygienically, safely, in privacy and with dignity.

Author: Amelia Grauer
Location: Syria
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection provides resources which highligh the shelter response, shelter repair, and housing situation in Syria from 2013 through 2019.

Author: Amelia Grauer
Location: Yemen
Channel Type: Thematic

This collection provides resources which provide insight into the humanitarian overview in Yemen. There are resources discussing the refugee, migrant, and IDP situation.

This collection is composed of resources dealing with the protection of elderly people during times of crises, disasters, emergencies, and post-disasters. These resources come from partners within the Global Protection Cluster and organizations such as HelpAge International, UNHCR, and Natural Hazards review. They range from practical guidelines for dealing with emergency situations to the psychosocial impact that such experiences have on those in this involved. This collection will be the first of many collections discussing thematic issues and the elderly, and a part of a larger channel housed within the Age Library that deals more generally to the topic of elderly people in times of crisis. 

These learning briefs share insights from disaster risk reduction projects in the Response, Recovery and Resilience (R3) program in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia, which aims to build the resilience of underserved vulnerable communities to multiple natural disasters. Disaster management and resilience plans developed by communities, households and farmers detailed ways to mitigate and respond to the different types of disasters faced by each country. A strong dimension of all of these projects was to better understand how people perceive their own resilience.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committed to spread knowledge and good practices to contribute in capacity building through sharing lessons learned, case studies and guides developed from experiences in the humanitarian field. This collection is focused on Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergency Responses and Recovery Phases and developing plans of action for community resilience through participatory approaches.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committed to spread knowledge and good practices to contribute in capacity building through sharing lessons learned, case studies and guides developed from experiences in the humanitarian field. This collection is focused on Shelter and Settlements and Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergency Responses and Recovery Phases.

This collection houses all resources on Introduction to Medical Supply Chains in Humanitarian Responses - Best practices, Local Aspects, and Examples in the Humantiarian Logistics Knowledge Base by the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA). To move back to the topic level collection (housing the other sub-collections), follow the linked collection below. You can always go back to the HLA system by clicking here: https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/knowledge/knowledge-base-pilot-lan... Please be aware that this collection is part of a pilot run for our Knowledge Base in Summer 2019. Contents and functionalities might change at any time. The HLA or Humanitarian Library does not advertise or endorse any specific services. Any discussion or mentioning of specific solutions by commercial and non-commercial entities are for the readers information only. You are most welcome to contribute any feedback, ask questions, and recommend your own resources. Please direct any inquiries towards knowledge.manager@humanitarianlogistics.org

This collection houses all resources on Introduction to Medical Supply Chains in Humanitarian Responses in the Humantiarian Logistics Knowledge Base by the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA). The resources are ordered by sub-collections, linked below, by the different perspectives on the topic.
To go back to the topic overview, click here: https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/knowledge/knowledge-base-pilot-lan...
Please be aware that this collection is part of a pilot run for our Knowledge Base in Summer 2019. Contents and functionalities might change at any time. The HLA or Humanitarian Library does not advertise or endorse any specific services. Any discussion or mentioning of specific solutions by commercial and non-commercial entities are for the readers information only.
You are most welcome to contribute any feedback, ask questions, and recommend your own resources. Please direct any inquiries towards knowledge.manager@humanitarianlogistics.org

Author: Mbia Boris
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: References

This WASH and Education in school collection provides guidelines and materials to improve education on water resources, sanitation, and hygiene to children and families without access to it around the world.

Sector(s): Logistics
Author: Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA)
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

Compiled by the Humanitarian Logistics Association, the "Transport HLA" Collection contains publications on the various aspects of transport. Transport is one of key pilars of humanitarian logistics. 

Sector(s): Logistics
Author: Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA)
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

Procurement is fundamental part of humanitarian logistics. HLA  channels procurement best practices, guidelines and tools of Partners through this collection.

Sector(s): Logistics
Author: Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA)
Location: All Countries
Channel Type: Thematic

Markets are a crucial component of how people survive. Understanding how markets are functioning and disrupted in emergencies is critical to any analysis of hunger, and to food and livelihood security. The Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis Toolkit (EMMA) is a guidance manual to assist front-line staff to do rapid assessments of market systems in the first few weeks of a crisis. Its purpose is to improve early response planning so that resources are used effectively, and so that opportunities are not missed to bolster future recovery in the local economy. This toolkit can help prevent lasting damage to the livelihoods, jobs and businesses on which people's long-term security depends. EMMA is designed for generalists, as well as specialist staff working in the food security, shelter, water and sanitation sectors. The author takes them through ten practical steps so they can both understand the important market aspects of an emergency situation, and communicate this knowledge promptly and effectively to decision-makers. EMMA assumes limited previous experience of economic or market analysis. Instead, the focus is on simple visual, graphical and largely qualitative ways of describing the impact of the emergency on people and on the critical market systems upon which they most rely.

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