Humanitarian Policy Group

One of the world's leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.

Highlights

Shahbaz camp, for flood affected families in Pakistan, 2010 © Timothy Allen / Oxfam

When aid goes wrong

COMMENT

Forgetting the impact of aid on the markets meant that aid efforts during the 2010 Pakistan flood response ended up hurting, not helping, some affected by the floods.

New refugees from Central African Republic © UNHCR/C.Fohlen/ May 2014

Central African Republic: keeping people safe

COMMENT

Recent surge of violence in the Central African Republic is a stark reminder of the need to protect civilians and rebuild communities, not push for elections.

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