Thematic Notes

The thematic notes provide regular updates on recent developments in the humanitarian community. They are published in our newsletter updates on Humanitarian Law and Policy and Leadership and Management of Humanitarian Action. If you are not yet a member, read more about membership in PHAP and apply today.To get notified of new thematic notes, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

Andrew Seal
25 November 2013
Over the last few years, the humanitarian system has undergone a series of major reforms to try and improve its ability to deliver effective relief in response to disasters and complex emergencies.
Antonio Galli
6 November 2013
Humanitarian actors frequently find themselves having to negotiate with state and non-state armed groups, be it to enhance the protection of civilians, to gain access for relief to vulnerable communities, and/ or to ensure the safety and security of their staff in the field.
Dario Carminati
6 November 2013
Southeast Asia is vulnerable to climate change, with high population densities and natural disasters already occurring frequently. Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos all appear in a recent list of the 12 countries most at risk from floods, rising sea levels, and storms.
Eric James
18 October 2013
Daniel Lutz
Angharad Laing
9 October 2013
In numerous emergencies around the world, humanitarian practitioners are operating in complex and insecure situations.