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- Articles and Books
o Ahmed, B., Rahman, M. S., Sammonds, P., Islam, R., & Uddin, K. (2020). Application of geospatial technologies in developing a dynamic landslide early warning system in a humanitarian context: the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 11(1), 446-468.
o Alam, A., Sammonds, P., Ahmed, B. (2020). Cyclone risk assessment of the Cox’s Bazar district and Rohingya refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh. Science of The Total Environment, 704, 135360.
o Alexander, D. (2020) Building emergency planning scenarios for pandemics. London: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.
o Alexander, D. (2019) Disaster and emergency planning for preparedness, response, and recovery, In: Gerber, B., Esnard, A., Glavovic, B., Wamsler, C., Aginam, O., Birkland, T. and Sim, T. (eds.) Oxford Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-20.
o Alexander, D. (2016) How to Write an Emergency Plan. Edinburgh: Dunedin.
o Cremen, G., Galasso, C. (2020) Earthquake early warning: Recent advances and perspectives. Earth-Science Reviews, 205 103184.
o Duda, P., Kelman, I., Glick, N. (2020) Informal disaster governance. Politics and Governance, 8 (4), 375-385.
o Field, J., Johar, A. (2020) Perspectives on “Giving Back”: A Conversation Between Researcher and Refugee. In The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Palgrave Macmillan.
o Field, J., Burra, S. (Eds.), (2020) The Global Compact on Refugees: Indian Perspectives and Experiences. UNHCR India and Academicians Working Group.
o Gentile, R., Galasso, C. (2020) Simplified seismic loss assessment for optimal structural retrofit of RC buildings. Earthquake Spectra, 875529302095244.
o Kelman, I. (2020) Disaster by Choice: How our actions turn natural hazards into catastrophise. Oxford University press, Oxford.
o Kelman, I. (2020). Disaster vulnerability by demographics? Journal of Population and Sustainability.
o Kelman, I. (2020). Introduction to "Five Years of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction". International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.
o Kelman, I., Gaillard, J., Lewis, J. and Mercer, J. (2016) “Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change”. Natural Hazards, 82 (1), pp. 129-143.
o Mueller, S., Soriano, D., Boscor, A., Saville, N., Arjyal, A., Baral, S., ...Kayastha, R. (2020) MANTRA: development and localization of a mobile educational health game targeting low literacy players in low and middle income countries. BMC public health, 20 (1), 1171.
o Panda, D.K., Ambast, S.K., Shamsudduha, M. (2020) Groundwater depletion in northern India: Impacts of the sub-regional anthropogenic land-use, socio-politics and changing climate. Hydrological Processes.
o Rodríguez, H., Donner, W. and Trainer, J. (2018) Handbook of disaster research. 2nd ed. Cham: Springer.
o Velazquez, O., Pescaroli, G., Cremen, G., Galasso, C. (2020) A Review of the Technical and Socio-Organizational Components of Earthquake Early Warning Systems. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8.
o Watts, N., Amann, M., Arnell, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Beagley, J., Belesova, K., ...Campbell-Lendrum, D. (2020) The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises. Lancet.
o Yadav, P. (2020). Can women benefit from war? Women’s agency in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Journal of Peace Research https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022343320905619
o Yadav, P. and Horn, D.M. (2021). “Continuum of violence: feminist peace research and gender-based violence”, in Tarja Väyrynen, Swati Parashar, Élise Féron, and Catia Cecilia Confortini (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/continuums-violence-punam-yadav-denise-horn/e/10.4324/9780429024160-12
o Yadav, P., Saville, N., Arjyal, A., Baral, S., Kostkova, P. and Fordham, M. (2021). A feminist vision for transformative change to disaster risk reduction policies and practices, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol 54, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.102026
o Zaman, S., Sammonds, P., Ahmed, B., & Rahman, T. (2020). Disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts: lessons learned from the lived experiences of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 50, 101694.
o Geographic Information System (GIS) Esri Books (open access): https://learn.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-book-series/
o Uddin, N. (2020). The Rohingya: An Ethnography of 'Subhuman Life’. Oxford University Press.
- UCL Specific
o UCL Humanitarian Institute
o IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster
- The GRRIPP project
o UCL Warning Research Centre
o UCL Institute for Global Health
o IRDR Space Health Risks Research Group
o UCL EPICentre
o Refuge in a Moving World
o The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health
- Important Websites
o The United Nations (UN) About Us | United Nations
o The New Humanitarian: https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org
o ReliefWeb: ReliefWeb - Informing humanitarians worldwide
o Overseas Development Institute (ODI): odi.org
o UN News: UN News | Global perspective, human stories
o The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR): Home | UNDRR
o The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) OCHA (unocha.org)
o PreventionWeb PreventionWeb - Knowledge platform for disaster risk reduction
o Humanitarian Practice NetworkHPN - Humanitarian Practice Network (odihpn.org)
o ALNAP ALNAP | Home
o Devex Devex International Development | Devex
o Save the Children Disaster Risk Reduction resource centre Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) | Resource Centre (savethechildren.net)
o Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
o Sphere A global community committed to humanitarian quality and accountability. | Sphere (spherestandards.org)
o RedR UK Humanitarian training and support for NGOs and aid workers worldwide - RedR
o The UK Alliance for Disaster Research: UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR)
o Understanding Risk: Understanding Risk | Community for disaster risk assessment (understandrisk.org)
o The International Humanitarian Studies Association: IHSA
o The Humanitarian Leadership Academy: Humanitarian Leadership Academy | Preparing the next generation of humanitarians
o The Humanitarian Data Exchange: Welcome - Humanitarian Data Exchange (humdata.org)
o UN OCHA Humanitarian Response: HumanitarianResponse
o The Platform on Disaster Displacement: Disaster Displacement – Towards a Protection Agenda for people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.
o The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre: IDMC (internal-displacement.org)
o The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC): UNFCCC
o The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): IPCC — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
o BRAC NGO: BRAC: BRAC Humanitarian Programme
o South American Network for Environmental Migrations (RESAMA): South American Network for Environmental Migrations (resama.net)
o The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): United Kingdom for UNHCR (unrefugees.org.uk)
o The International Organization for Migration (IOM): International Organization for Migration (iom.int)
o The Conversation (Independent News and Views, Sourced from the Academic Community): The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.
o Thomson Reuters Foundation News: News Home | Thomson Reuters Foundation News (trust.org)
o The International Court of Justice (ICJ): Home | International Court of Justice (icj-cij.org)
o The International Criminal Court (ICC): Homepage - ICC Jurisdiction
o The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF): Home - CVF (thecvf.org)
o Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders: MSF UK | Médecins Sans Frontières
o The World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal: Homepage | World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal
o IOM Environmental Migration Portal: Environmental Migration Portal | Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate (iom.int)
o United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UNDPPA): Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (un.org)
o World Meteorological Organization (WMO): Climate | World Meteorological Organization (wmo.int)
o United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC): OHCHR | HRC Home
o UN Women: UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women | UN Women – Headquarters
o Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR): GFDRR
o PreventionWeb - Knowledge platform for disaster risk reduction: PreventionWeb - Knowledge platform for disaster risk reduction
o International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Home - ICIMOD
o National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): NASA
o National Geographic: National Geographic
o NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming: NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming
- Online courses/training/MOOCs
o Sphere’s first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (free online course) “Sphere in Practice” “Sphere in Practice” Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) – English (spherestandards.org)
o RedR courses Humanitarian training and learning: Browse and book courses - RedR
o LinkedIn learning (general personal + professional development for wider skills and awareness) LinkedIn Learning: Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills
o Geographic Information System (GIS) MOOC (Esri) Esri Training Catalog | Find Courses on GIS and ArcGIS Topics
o Disaster Displacement (e-learning course) Summary of Disaster Displacement (kayaconnect.org)
o Kaya – A free humanitarian learning platform Kaya (kayaconnect.org)
o NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program Applied Remote Sensing Training Program | NASA Applied Science
o Introduction to Imagery and Remote Sensing (Esri) Introduction to Remote Sensing (arcgis.com)
o UN CC: Learn (The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership) Knowledge Sharing Platform (uncclearn.org)
o Interview with Dr Jessica Field on Global Humanitarian Studies at UCL – The Curious Geographer: Global Humanitarian Studies at UCL - for Geography students ┃Live interview┃#MeetTheUni - YouTube
o Digital photo exhibition on the Rohingya crisis: (1) "Three years gone without an identity" – Photo exhibition on the Rohingya Crisis by Mahmud - YouTube
o A Safer Place (the Rohingya crisis): A Safer Place - Trailer - Edward Lawrenson - Two Films - True Story
- Podcasts/Audio news
o The New Humanitarian The New Humanitarian | Podcast
o The Response The Response podcast and documentary series - Shareable
o Disasters: Deconstructed Disasters: Deconstructed Podcast (podbean.com)
o In Their Own Words – Amnesty International In Their Own Words podcast | Amnesty International UK
o Stories and Humanitarian Action Stories and Humanitarian Action on Apple Podcasts
o UN News – audio hub Audio Hub | UN News
o Humanitarianism by the University of Oxford humanitarianism | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures
o Harvard Humanitarian Initiative | Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
o Everyday Emergency: The MSF podcast Everyday Emergency: The MSF podcast | MSF UK
o Disaster Area – History Podcast Disaster Area - History Podcast | Podchaser
o ODI podcast series odi.org:
- Constructive Deconstruction Podcast series: constructive deconstruction | odi.org
- When disasters and conflict collide Podcast series: when disasters and conflict collide | odi.org
o ODI Live Events Podcasts:
- A feminist approach to international assistance A feminist approach to international assistance | odi.org
- The Paris Climate Commitments: Future of the Paris climate agreement | odi.org
- Merging International NGOs: Live events podcast: merging international NGOs | odi.org
o Understanding Risk Forum (2020 online for re-watch) Understanding Risk | Community for disaster risk assessment (understandrisk.org)
o The UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) Conference UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR)
o International Humanitarian Studies Conference Home - IHSA Conference
o Gobeshona Conference Gobeshona Conference
o American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting AAG Annual Meeting
o American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Welcome to AGU | Advancing Earth and space science
o The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) | OCHA (unocha.org)
• United Nations (UN) Jobs UN Careers
• Human Rights Careers Human Rights Careers | Courses, Masters, Jobs, Internships and more
• Human Rights Watch My Job Search (ultipro.com)
• UN Jobs for Humanitarian Assistance Humanitarian Assistance | UNjobs
• Peace Direct Jobs - Peace Direct
• Relief International Work with us - Relief International (ri.org)
• MSF Jobs Find a job | MSF UK
• LinkedIn Jobs (search Humanitarian Jobs) LinkedIn Job Search: Find US Jobs, Internships, Jobs Near Me
• Plan International Children's Charity Jobs & Volunteering | Plan International UK (plan-uk.org)
• UNICEF UNICEF Careers | UNICEF Careers
• International Rescue Committee Careers | International Rescue Committee (IRC) (rescue-uk.org)
• The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Working with us - IFRC
• The British Red Cross Apply for a job at the British Red Cross
• Islamic Relief Charity Jobs - Third Sector Jobs - NGO Jobs | Islamic Relief UK (islamic-relief.org.uk)
• Catholic Relief Services Careers and International Development Jobs | CRS
• The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Jobs and opportunities | European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (europa.eu)
• Action Against Hunger Careers at our charity - Action Against Hunger
• Care International Work For Us | Care International (care-international.org)
• World Relief Careers - World Relief
• World Vision International Charity jobs & opportunities in the UK | World Vision UK
• Save the Children Save the Children | Careers
• UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Jobs in CERF | CERF (un.org)
• The World Food Programme (WFP) Careers at the World Food Programme (wfp.org)
• Human Rights Watch HRW Career Portal
• Devex International Development Jobs Search | Devex
• ALNAP Jobs & opportunities | ALNAP
• USAID Careers | U.S. Agency for International Development (usaid.gov)
• The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Working for FCDO - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
• Christian Aid Christian Aid - Careers
• The Aga Khan Foundation Aga Khan Foundation | Aga Khan Development Network (akdn.org)
• The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Job Search (fao.org)
• Mercy Corps Careers | Mercy Corps
• ODI Careers | odi.org
• Academic Jobs Jobs | Job Search | Job Vacancies on jobs.ac.uk
• IMC Worldwide JOBS | IMC Worldwide
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jobs | UNDP
• International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) IIED jobs | International Institute for Environment and Development