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Urban Emergencies Program
Urban Health: a 21st Century Crisis

This brief report reviews the health concerns that arise with rapid urbanization and confront humanitarian organizations during acute emergencies.  The authors argue that one way forward is for humanitarian organizations to learn from existing grass-roots efforts.

Jul 2011
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  • Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course

    The Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course is a three-day workshop designed to train humanitarian professionals on the current issues and practices involved in this unique and expanding area of research and practice. Experienced course faculty will join the training to discuss the complexities of...

    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course

    Course Webpage for the Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Workshop

    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Cancellation
    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: International Participant Registration Information
    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Intro
    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Overview
    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Registration Information
    Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Topics Covered in the 2014 Course
    Urban Humanitarian Response and Protection

    It is estimated that half of the world’s population currently resides in urban areas, and this number is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2030, with the largest cities emerging in Africa and Asia. Rapid urbanization has led to increased density, overcrowding, and strain on local...

    Sep 2014
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  • Urban: City Fragility and Resilience Framework
    Urban: GBI and Mobility in Cities
    Urban: RCT of Business
    URBAN: Recent Publication
    Urban: Systematic Review
    Urbanization - An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster

    This paper describes the current rates of urbanization and the developing health consequences framed as a humanitarian crisis. The authors go on to analyze the current state of knowledge and policy on urban health. They lay out the priorities for future research and work and the role for...

    Aug 2009
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  • US and International Response to the conflict (2010-2013)

    In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, dedicating U.S. support to the governments of the affected countries in central Africa, as well as the African Union (AU) and the UN. In 2011, the AU established the Regional Cooperation...