Events

Humanitarian Health Seminar Series Session One

Dates

September 27, 2017 at 12:00pm - 1:20pm

LECTURE: The humanitarian system is not just broke, but broken: recommendations for future action

With Paul Spiegel 

Location: JHSPH Sheldon Hall W1214 | Watch via Webcast


An unprecedented number of humanitarian emergencies of large magnitude and duration is causing the largest number of people in a generation to be forcibly displaced. Yet the existing humanitarian system was created for a different time and is no longer fit for purpose. 

Readings:

  1. Spiegel PB. The humanitarian system is not just broke, but broken: recommendations for future humanitarian action. Lancet 2017; (Series: Health in Humanitarian Crises): 45-52.
  2. ODI/HPG. Time to let go: remaking humanitarian action for the modern era. April 2016.  Chapters 1 and 2.

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