Research in humanitarian crises : Opportunities and Challenges

Disaster or humanitarian crises like epidemics, famines, armed conflicts and natural disasters all contribute significant mortality, morbidity and suffering to mankind over and above the burden of diseases which is already prevalent. Humanitarian crises and disasters have been increasing both in terms of its frequency as well as ins uncertainty largely due to climate change and uncertain the socio-politico -economic situations . There is an immense need for robust research to understand the gaps in understanding to how to manage and handle such events as well as mitigate the harms caused  due to humanitarian crises. Evidence base for current practices in humanitarian aid in crises situations is low and there are huge knowledge gaps to fill. Below is a presentation which give a very short brief on opportunities and challenges for research in humanitarian crises  including ethical issues related to it.

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(P.S : Nothing majorly intellectual but just a collection of what other’s have said or done  and a primer of sorts . And it is really short  🙂 )

Research in Humanitarian Crises : Opportunities and Challenges powerpoint show


One thought on “Research in humanitarian crises : Opportunities and Challenges

  1. Dr. Bhumika Rathore says:

    It is a very well written Blog Sir! If possible, we can also add qualitative research as one of the methods of research in humanitarian crisis, as it itself has a scientific methodology and is the best possible approach to understand behavioural changes in people undergoing these types of crisis. Overall, people show changes in their behaviours affecting health which are difficult to understand from a professionals perspective. Thus, to answer the complex human behaviour qualitative research remains a good option. Examples can be quoted of the studies conducted in Uganda to understand the psychology and experiences of the children abducted during the war times. However, it mostly requires further verification by a quantitative or qualitative research but helps a professional to explore a situation which he has never undergone himself.
    Yes , but like the other stated methods it does not have a known status in hierarchy of evidence.

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