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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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Soldier on patrol along the frontline between AMISOM forces and Al Shabab militia near Bakara market, Mogadishu, Somalia
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Report launch - Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues

30 April 2012 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
Venue: 
Overseas Development Institute
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There is an overwhelming consensus among humanitarian actors that access is becoming more difficult: attacks on aid workers are increasing; aid is becoming more politicised; respect for humanitarian principles and humanitarian law is declining. In other words, humanitarian space is 'shrinking'.

This event, to mark the launch of HPG Report 'Humanitarian Space: a review of trends and issues', critically discusses this dominant narrative and asks whether many of the problems faced today are not only familiar when compared with what has gone before, but in many respects are as much a consequence of expanding humanitarian engagement.

Speakers:
Sarah Collinson - Research Associate, Humanitarian Policy Group
Samir Elhawary - Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Discussants:
Marc DuBois - Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières
Randolph Kent - Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King's College London

Chair:
Sorcha O'Callaghan - Head of Humanitarian Policy, British Red Cross

Follow #Humanitarianspace on Twitter for live coverage.
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Sorcha O'Callaghan - British Red Cross



Samir Elhawary - Humanitarian space: a review of trends and issues



Marc DuBois - Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières



Randolph Kent - King's College London



Questions and discussion - humanitarian space


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