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Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 76)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Negócios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Economics and Public Policy Journal     Open Access  
Économie publique/Public economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Evidence Base : A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas     Open Access  
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access  
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Government News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IMIESA     Full-text available via subscription  
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement     Open Access  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iraqi Magazine for Administrative Scienes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 355)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Jurnal Ad'ministrare     Open Access  
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kajian Pemerintah : Journal of Government, Social and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Jurnal Office     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Macramè. Trame e ritagli dell’urbanistica     Open Access  
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal  
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access  
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
PINISI Discretion Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Outbreaks     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 449)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Politeia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Politiques et Management Public     Open Access  
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Práticas de Administração Pública     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Infrastructure Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
PUBLIKA : Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pyramides     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Regards sur l'économie allemande     Open Access  
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Reuna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Revista de Administração de Empresas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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PLOS Currents : Disasters
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  • A Typology of Secondary Stressors Among Refugees of Conflict in the Middle
           East: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

    • Authors: alfadhli
      Abstract: Introduction: As the years of displacement accumulate, the burden of secondary stressors (i.e., stressors not directly related to war) increase on the shoulders of millions of refugees, who do not have the option of either returning home due to war or having a sustainable livelihood in the host countries. This paper aims to shed light on the overlooked importance of secondary stressors among refugees of conflict in developing countries; it will do this by highlighting the experience of Syrian refugees in Jordan, and developing a typology of these stressors.Methods: We approached this issue using two levels of exploration. In study 1, we used participant observation and 15 in-depth interviews in Irbid, Jordan. Data were analysed qualitatively using thematic analysis to explore the different types of stressors. In study 2, a questionnaire survey among Syrian refugees in Jordan (n = 305) was used to collect data about a wide range of stressors. Responses were subjected to factor analysis to examine the extent to which the stressors could be organized into different factors.Results: The thematic analysis suggested three different types of secondary stressors: financial (money related), environmental (exile structures and feelings created by it), and social (directly related to social relations). The factor analysis of the survey data produced a similar typology, where secondary stressors were found to be grouped into four main factors (financial, services, safety, and relations with out-groups). The final result is a typology of 33 secondary stressors organised in three main themes.   Discussion: Syrian refugees in Jordan suffer the most from financial stressors, due to loss of income and high living expenses. Environmental stressors arise from exile and are either circumstantial (e.g., services and legal requirements) or created by this environment (e.g., instability and lack of familiarity). Social stressors were observed among a considerable section of refugees, varying from stressors due to being targeted as a refugee by the locals (e.g., discrimination) to more traumatic stressors that came from both locals and other refugees (e.g., assault). The typology of secondary stressors suggested by the present analysis needs to be investigated in a larger sample of refugees of conflict in other countries in the Middle East, in order to determine its generality. We suggest that it is a basis for a framework for practitioners and academics working with refugees in the region.      Key words: Armed conflict, Syrian, Jordan, refugees, forced displacement, exile, daily stressors, secondary stressors, trauma, typology.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:37 +000
       
  • Do Natural Disasters Affect Voting Behavior' Evidence from Croatian
           Floods

    • Authors: benjamin.banai@gmail.com
      Abstract: Introduction: Studies show that natural disasters influence voters’ perception of incumbent politicians. To investigate whether voters are prone to punish politicians for events that are out of their control, this study was conducted in the previously unstudied context of Croatia, and by considering some of the methodological issues of previous studies. Method: Matching method technique was used, which ensures that affected and non-affected areas are matched on several control variables. The cases of natural disaster in the present study were floods that affected Croatia in 2014 and 2015. Results: Main results showed that, prior to matching, floods had an impact on voting behaviour in the 2014 and 2015 elections. Voters from flooded areas decreased their support for the incumbent government and president in the elections following the floods. However, once we accounted for differences in control variables between flooded and non-flooded areas, the flood effect disappeared. Furthermore, results showed that neither the presence nor the amount of the government’s relief spending had an impact on voting behaviour. Discussion: Presented results imply that floods did not have an impact on the election outcome. Results are interpreted in light of the retrospective voter model.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:00:45 +000
       
  • Risk Factors for Depression Among Civilians After the 9/11 World Trade
           Center Terrorist Attacks: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    • Authors: Abhinaba Chatterjee
      Abstract: Introduction: The development of depressive symptoms among the population of civilians who were not directly involved in recovery or rescue efforts following the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks is not comprehensively understood. We performed a meta-analysis that examined the associations between multiple risk factors and depressive symptoms after the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks in New York City among civilians including survivors, residents, and passersby. Methods: PubMed, Google Scholar, and the Cochrane Library were searched from September, 2001 through July, 2016. Reviewers identified eligible studies and synthesized odds ratios (ORs) using a random-effects model.Results: The meta-analysis included findings from 7 studies (29,930 total subjects). After adjusting for multiple comparisons, depressive symptoms were significantly associated with minority race/ethnicity (OR, 1.40; 99.5% Confidence Interval [CI], 1.04 to 1.88), lower income level (OR, 1.25; 99.5% CI, 1.09 to 1.43), post-9/11 social isolation (OR, 1.68; 99.5% CI, 1.13 to 2.49), post-9/11 change in employment (OR, 2.06; 99.5% CI, 1.30 to 3.26), not being married post-9/11 (OR, 1.59; 99.5% CI, 1.18 to 2.15), and knowing someone injured or killed (OR, 2.02; 99.5% CI, 1.42 to 2.89). Depressive symptoms were not significantly associated with greater age (OR, 0.86; 99.5% CI, 0.70 to 1.05), no college degree (OR, 1.32; 99.5% CI, 0.96 to 1.83), female sex (OR, 1.24; 99.5% CI, 0.98 to 1.59), or direct exposure to WTC related traumatic events (OR, 1.26; 99.5% CI, 0.69 to 2.30). Discussion: Findings from this study suggest that lack of post-disaster social capital was most strongly associated with depressive symptoms among the civilian population after the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks, followed by bereavement and lower socioeconomic status. These risk factors should be identified among civilians in future disaster response efforts.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:37:52 +000
       
  • Comparison of Jurisdictional Seismic Resilience Planning Initiatives

    • Authors: Scott B. Miles
      Abstract: Introduction: Three jurisdictional earthquake resilience planning initiatives respectively conducted in California, Washington State, and Oregon are compared: SPUR Resilient City (SPUR), Resilient Washington State (RWS), and Oregon Resilience Plan (ORP). This paper presents an exploratory analysis that reveals divergent and convergent themes across the resilience planning initiatives, with the goal of informing similar initiatives in the future.Methods: Data for this exploratory study comes primarily from the reports produced by the initiatives, but also initiative presentations, limited correspondence with initiative organizers for clarifications, and personal experience. Extensive computer-assisted text analysis was done to analyze, synthesize, and visualize the content of the SPUR, RWS, and ORP reports Results: The SPUR initiative was the inspiration for both RWS and ORP. As such, an evolution of ideas is evident from the first initiative (SPUR) to the most recent (ORP). While the SPUR initiative was a model for the RWS and ORP initiatives, the process and outcomes of the latter two initiatives were more similar than to the original SPUR initiative. Both the RWS and ORP initiatives were significantly smaller in scope. These two initiatives also made creation of recovery-based performance measurement frameworks--timetables of expected and desired recovery estimates--even more central to the process of identifying seismic resilience recommendations.Discussion: The SPUR, RWS, and ORP initiatives have had demonstrated impact on jurisdictional pre-event planning, mitigation, and preparedness efforts. However, the impact of the specific innovations developed by the three earthquake resilience planning initiatives is not clear because of the limited degree that the resilience definition and performance measurement framework for each initiative were explicitly integrated to produce the respective recommendations. For example, Washington State's Seismic Safety Committee made recommendations similar to their RWS recommendations as part of past initiatives that did not use a resilience lens or a recovery-based performance measurement framework.Conclusion: More systematic research into the innovative elements of the SPUR, RWS, and ORP initiatives, such as development of the recovery-based performance measurement frameworks, is warranted given the initiatives’ popularity and influence on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Community Resilience Planning Guide.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:00:24 +000
       
  • Community’s Emergency Preparedness for Flood Hazards in Dire-dawa Town,
           Ethiopia: A Qualitative Study

    • Authors: Luche Tadesse Ejeta
      Abstract: Background: Emergency preparedness at all levels (individuals and communities) is the corner stone of effective response to the increasing trends of global disasters due to man-made and natural hazards. It is determined by different factors, including (among others) past direct and indirect exposures to hazards. This study was carried out in Dire Dawa town, Ethiopia, which in the past experienced frequent flooding events, yet dearth of information exists about preparedness in the area.  The aim of the study was to assess the levels of emergency preparedness for flood hazards at households and communities levels.Methods: The study was conducted in a qualitative approach and was conducted in Dire Dawa town, which has been divided into nine administrative-units called Kebeles. Two focus group discussions were held in two of these units (Kebele-05 and 06), each focus group comprising twelve people (all above 18 years of age), and in total 24 people (13 females and 11 males) took part in the study. Open ended questions were used that could guide the discussions, and the discussions were audio-taped and transcribed. The results were translated from local language to English and qualitatively presented. Results: The findings of focus group discussions showed that the local government in collaboration with the federal government built the flood protection dams in areas where flood hazards have been thought to be repeatedly wreaking havoc, specifically after the flood disaster of the year 2006. In addition, in Kebele-05, where one Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) was operating on flood hazards prevention and mitigation program, some non-structural emergency preparedness measures were undertaken by the communities. These non-structural measures (the major ones) entailed: establishment of committees recruited from residents and training them to raise awareness among communities on emergency preparedness; some residents made changes to their own houses (retrofitted) and put sandbags around their houses to temporarily protect the flooding; establishment of communication channels between communities to alarm each other in the event of flood disaster; and reforestation of the already deforested mountainous areas surrounding the town. However, concerns were raised by study participants about strengths of the constructed flood protection dams. Furthermore, the non-structural emergency preparedness measures identified by this study were not comprehensive; for example, residents were not trained in first aid, first aid kits were not provided, there was no linkage being established between communities and health facilities so as to provide emergency medical care to victims in the event of flood disaster. Discussion: The findings of this study concur with some of the previous quantitative studies’ results in that the past direct and indirect disaster experiences invoke preparedness intention and actual preparedness for flood hazards at individuals, communities and organizations levels. The only one quantitative and behavioral based study conducted thus far in Dire Dawa town reported the strong association of past flood disaster experience with household emergency preparedness. Among the residents there was a tendency to rely on the dams to be constructed with “good quality” and “higher strength” than making preparedness efforts on their own at their households. Structural measures such as building of dams, dikes, levees, and channel improvements could be means of mitigation measures; however, solely relying on these measures could have far reaching consequences.Conclusions: To mitigate flood hazards, dams were built and in addition, in Kebele-05 where an NGO was operating, some non-structural emergency preparedness measures were undertaken. In the course of construction of flood protection dams, ensuring communities’ involvement is needed; and at the same time undertaking comprehensive non-structural emergency preparedness measures in all Kebeles is highly recommended.Key words: Emergency, Preparedness, Flood, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:04 +000
       
  • Humanitarian Needs in Government Controlled Areas of Syria

    • Authors: Shannon Doocy
      Abstract: Background. Five years of conflict in Syria have led to 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 6.6 million internally displaced people. Humanitarian needs are ever-increasing as an inability to maintain humanitarian corridors and ceasefires continue. In light of the protracted nature of the conflict, immense needs, and dearth of large-scale data, we undertook this assessment to inform humanitarian response.Methods. A survey of accessible areas, which were largely urban and government controlled, was undertaken from April - June 2016 to identify unmet needs and assistance priorities. A cluster design with probability sampling was used to attain a final sample of 2,405 households from ten of fourteen governorates; 31 of 65 (47.7%) districts were included that are home to 38.1% of people in need (PiN).Results. Overall 45% of households received assistance in the preceding month; receipt of aid was lowest in al-Hasakeh (17%). Shelter was a concern, with 48% of households having shelter need(s); the unmet shelter needs were highest in the West Coast, Rif Damascus and al-Hasakeh.  Food security was a major concern where 64% had unmet food needs and 65% at least one indicator of concern; food insecurity was most severe in Rif Damascus and the West Coast. Water was also a concern with 36% of households reporting inconsistent access and 48% no access to water for several day periods; water needs were highest in Aleppo. Discussion. This assessment included accessible populations in predominantly urban and government controlled areas, which are likely to have better access to services and fewer needs than populations in rural locations or areas not controlled by the government.  The humanitarian situation in inaccessible and non-government controlled areas is likely to be considerably worse, thus findings should not be generalized. An expanded humanitarian response is desperately needed for Syrians to better endure the conflict. 
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:28 +000
       
  • Infectious Disease Risk and Vaccination in Northern Syria after 5 Years of
           Civil War: The MSF Experience

    • Authors: Alan de Lima Pereira
      Abstract: Introduction: In 2015, following an influx of population into Kobanê in northern Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in collaboration with the Kobanê Health Administration (KHA) initiated primary healthcare activities. A vaccination coverage survey and vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) risk analysis were undertaken to clarify the VPD risk and vaccination needs. This was followed by a measles Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA). We describe the methods and results used for this prioritisation activity around vaccination in Kobanê in 2015.Methods: We implemented a pre-SIA survey in 135 randomly-selected households in Kobanê using a vaccination history questionnaire for all children
      PubDate: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:35:01 +000
       
  • Rio’s Mountainous Region (“Região Serrana”) 2011 Landslides: Impact
           on Public Mental Health System

    • Authors: Dell'Aringa
      Abstract:  INTRODUCTION   In January 2011 landslides and floods followed heavy rain in the Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro State (“Região Serrana”), in southeastern Brazil. These events led to the largest disaster registered in Brazilian recent history. Few studies addressed the impacts of this disaster on public health, and we found none addressing the impact on mental health. This study reviewed the consequences of the 2011 disaster in the “Região Serrana”, by comparing the demand for public mental health assistance data from time periods before and after the even  METHODS  We performed an ecologic study, analysing the aggregate data from “Região Serrana” during the period two years before and after the disaster, exporting data from the Brazilian open access public health database. The primary outcome was defined as Mental Health Care Demand, and for that we calculated the number of mental health care visits per month, the proportion of visits due to mental health care and the monthly absolute number of mental health care visits per CAPS – “Centro de Atenção Psicossocial” (Psychosocial Care Centre). For secondary outcomes we evaluated the total number of deaths by any reason, and the total number of hospitalizations. The other health administrative regions of Rio de Janeiro state were used as control group.  RESULTS  We observed that there was an important increase in the rate of visits due to mental health in the six months after the landslides, from 13,875 to 17,690, reaching its maximum one year after the event totalizing 21,980 visits (Dec 2011). It was also observed that the proportion of visits due to mental health disorders increased after the event in the “Região Serrana”, as well as the number of mental health care visits per CAPS.   DISCUSSION  In conclusion, we observed that the 2011 Landslides in “Região Serrana” led to a sustained higher burden to public mental health care. There was an increase in the demand for mental health visits, and the ratio of visits per CAPS was higher during most part of the studied period after the event, even with the region having more CAPS than before.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:21:50 +000
       
  • The United Nations Material Assistance to Survivors of Cholera in Haiti:
           Consulting Survivors and Rebuilding Trust

    • Authors: ngibbons
      Abstract: Introduction: In August 2016, the United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General acknowledged the U.N.’s role in the cholera epidemic that has beset Haiti since 2010. Two months later, the Secretary General issued a historic apology to the Haitian people before the U.N. General Assembly, for the organization’s insufficient response to the cholera outbreak. These steps are part of the U.N.’s “new approach” to cholera in Haiti, which also includes launching a material assistance package for those most affected by cholera.Methods: This paper draws on the authors’ experience and findings from consultations with more than 60,000 victims and communities affected by disasters and violence in a dozen countries. We reviewed the literature on best practices for consultation with and outreach to communities affected by development and transitional justice programming, and reviewed our own findings from previous studies with a view to identifying recommendations for ensuring that the assistance package reflects the views of people affected by cholera.Results: The assistance package program is an opportunity to rebuild the relationship between the victims and the United Nations. This can only be achieved if victims are informed and engaged in the process. This consultation effort is also an opportunity to answer a set of key questions related to the nature, structure, and implementation of the victims’ assistance program, but also how the program may be designed to contribute to rebuilding Haitians’ confidence in the U.N. as an institution that promotes peace, human rights, and development.Discussion: We recommend that the consultations must be accompanied by an outreach effort that provides clear, accurate information on the assistance program, so that it begins to establish a dialogue between the U.N. and cholera victims. Finally, we conclude by offering a number of concrete next steps that the U.N. can take to kick start the consultation process.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:30:18 +000
       
  • Discussion Informed by Recurrent Lessons from a Systematic Review on
           Targeting Practices in Urban Humanitarian Crises

    • Authors: rbpatel
      Abstract: Introduction: Urbanization has challenged many humanitarian practices given the complexity of cities. Urban humanitarian crises have similarly made identifying vulnerable populations difficult. As humanitarians respond to cities with chronic deficiencies in basic needs stressed by a crisis, identifying and prioritizing the most in need populations with finite resources is critical.Methods: The full systematic review applied standard systematic review methodology that was described in detail, peer-reviewed, and published before the research was conducted.Results: While the science of humanitarian practice is still developing, a systematic review of targeting vulnerable populations in urban humanitarian crises shed some light on the evidence base to guide policy and practice. This systematic review, referenced and available online, led to further findings that did not meet the pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria for evidence set out in the full review but that the authors, in their expert opinion, believe provide valuable insight nonetheless given their recurrence.Discussion: These additional findings that did not meet criteria for evidence and formal inclusion in the full manuscript, but deemed valuable by the subject expert authors, are discussed in this commentary
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:30:18 +000
       
 
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