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Urban Humanitarian Response Portal

ALNAP and UN-Habitat have recently launched an Urban Humanitarian Response Portal - a knowledge sharing platform, with a focus on disaster preparedness, relief and early recovery in urban crises. It fulfils a recommendation made by the ALNAP membership at the 27th Annual Meeting to bring ‘scattered learning’ about urban humanitarian response together in one place. It not only contains a growing collection of reports, evaluations, meeting documents and lessons papers related to humanitarian action in cities, but also information on upcoming events and a forum to share questions, opinions and ideas.

Those interested in urban humanitarian action are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Portal by submitting new documents or sharing their thoughts via the dedicated forum ‘Humanitarian Response in Urban Crises’ to ensure that the latest learning and information is available to the humanitarian community as a whole. The hope is that this Portal will help humanitarian practitioners in their work and foster learning around humanitarian response in cities.

Visit the Portal here: www.urban-response.org

About ALNAP

The Active Learning Network for Accountabil ity and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) was established in 1997. ALNAP aims to improve humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. It incorporates most of the key humanitarian organisations and experts from across the humanitarian sector. Members are drawn from donors, NGOs, the Red Cross/Crescent, the UN, independents and academics.

To keep up to date with ALNAP’s work, visit www.alnap.org

About UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Visit http://www.unhabitat.org

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Urban Humanitarian Response Portal. Field Exchange 44, December 2012. p42. www.ennonline.net/fex/44/urban

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