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One year in

Do you remember what you did exactly a year ago? Where you were and whom you were with? What made you happy, sad, angry or excited? We remember very well. A year ago the Humanitarian ID team was working on the launch of Version 2.0.

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Meeting your match in Cox’s Bazar

The humanitarian response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has been building up over the past six months, with hundreds of thousands Rohingya people crossing the border into Bangladesh.

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Better safe than sorry

At a time when the news is full of online security threats, from small-scale internet fraud to global vulnerabilities like 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre', it is important to remember that each one of us is the first barrier to those threats.

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The Job of an IMO

Have you ever deployed to a sudden-onset emergency and noticed 2-3 people sitting in the back of a tent, eyes glued to a laptop screen?

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A closer look at humanitarian financing

There are a lot of acronyms to learn in the humanitarian sector, like CBPF. Country-Based Pooled Funds allow donors to pool contributions into single, unearmarked funds to support local humanitarian efforts in new and deteriorating crises.

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How many email addresses do you own?

Most of us own at least two email addresses - one for work and one personal - but it's not unusual to have many more than that, especially for responders moving frequently between operations or organisations.

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One key, many doors

Where do you go to find and share humanitarian information? Perhaps some of the sites you visit include ReliefWeb, HumanitarianResponse.info, the IASC website, or ACAPS?

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How do you manage humanitarian contact lists?

Sometimes the most basic things are the hardest to do, especially in emergencies. Have you ever had to manage a humanitarian contact list in a disaster setting or a protracted crisis? We asked humanitarian responders at the UNDAC Induction Course in Switzerland how they manage their own contact lists. Find out what they had to say:

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