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We launch an emergency response when lives are threatened by disasters or armed conflicts

Humanitarian Policy Notes

Oxfam's humanitarian policy notes set out our learning on a wide range of issues affecting humanitarian action around the world.

They are the best place to find short summaries of Oxfam's experience and views on global humanitarian issues. The current titles cover subjects directly affecting practical humanitarian action, including funding, coordination, and the sometimes controversial roles of the private sector and foreign military forces - as well as broader issues of concern to humanitarian workers, including disaster risk reduction, peacekeeping, the responsibility to protect and the International Criminal Court.

Our humanitarian policy notes are designed as short summaries - mostly of no more than four pages - for humanitarian practitioners in NGOs, UN agencies and governments, as well as students, researchers and others interested in the rapidly changing world of humanitarian action.

They complement Oxfam's more detailed humanitarian research and policy, and our papers on specific humanitarian crises.

  1. Humanitarian accountability - English | Español
  2. Humanitarian coordination - English | Español
  3. Food aid - English | Español
  4. UN Peacebuilding Commission - English | Español
  5. The European Union's role in protecting civilians in conflict - English | Español | Français
  6. The International Criminal Court - English | Español
  7. Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration - English | Español | Français
  8. The Provision of Aid by Military Forces - English | Español
  9. Humanitarian funding - English | Español
  10. Protecting refugees, IDPs, and asylum-seekers - English
  11. Multi-Dimensional Military Missions and Humanitarian Assistance - English
  12. United Nations Integrated Missions and Humanitarian Assistance - English
  13. Disaster Risk Reduction - English
  14. Social Protection - English
  15. The Private Sector and Humanitarian Relief - English | Español
  16. The Accountability of National Security Forces to Civilians – English | Spanish
  17. The Role of UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Protection of Civilians - English | Español
  18. Oxfam's Role in Humanitarian Action - English | Español | Français
  19. Civil Society in Fragile and Conflict-affected States - English
  20. Gender Issues in Conflict and Humanitarian Action - English
  21. Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies - English
  22. Oxfam Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies - English
  23. Conflict Transformation: Transforming cultures of violence to overcome injustice and poverty - English

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