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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Eva Svoboda
Eva Svoboda

Eva Svoboda

Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group

2008 Master in Public and International Law
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1997 Master in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic and Geography
University of Berne, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany

From 1999 to 2012 held various positions within the ICRC (protection coordinator, head of office, head of delegation) in operational contexts in the Middles East, Africa and Asia as well as Headquarters dealing with policy issues.

Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked for NGOs and the Swiss Development Agency in the West Bank and Jordan.

Participants at 2013 Advanced Course
Participants at 2013 Advanced Course

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Advanced course on conflict, crisis and transitions - 2014

Event - Course - 16 - 23 July 2014
​The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute and the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York are pleased to offer their fifth annual ‘Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’. The week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals will be held on the parkland campus of the University of York.
Participants at the Humanitarian Action in the Arab Region conference
Participants at the Humanitarian Action in the Arab Region conference

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Humanitarian action in the Arab region

Event - Conference - 20 - 21 January 2014

The conference brought together key humanitarian organisations as well as multilateral and regional organisations from Europe and the Middle East to discuss challenges and opportunities for humanitarian action in the Arab region.

The search for common ground: Police, protection and coordination in Timor-Leste

Publication - Research reports and studies - 31 December 2013
What is the role of international police in transitional settings? This report examines international police engagement in Timor-Leste – the evolution of policing in UN missions between 1999 and 2012, impact on development of the National Police of Timor-Leste, and interaction between civilian and military actors – particularly during the humanitarian response to the violence in 2006.
Eva Svoboda

International Migrants Day

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 18 December 2013
Images of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean continue to appear in the news, most notably since the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East and North Africa. While these images may perhaps affect us more given they depict a situation on European shores, other regions such as the Americas and Australia face similar challenges. A closer look at those trying to enter Europe however shows that they are not only migrants, but also refugees and asylum seekers in what the UNHCR calls mixed migration.