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UK Aid is helping treat children suffering from malnutrition as a result of extended drought.
Russell Watkins/DFID
7 August 2020

Not all health shocks are as big as COVID-19, but smaller ones can also be devastating and are often overlooked. How can donors ensure response funds are available quickly for smaller shocks? ‘Crisis modifiers’, tested for natural hazards such as droughts, offer a possible solution at the humanitarian-development nexus.

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Information overload during COVID-19
Credit: James Marvin Phelps
27 July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its core research, Maintains has been pivoting activities towards the impact of the pandemic, examining the way health and social protection systems are responding during the crisis, to learn lessons for this and future pandemics. In this blog, Shrochis Karki reflects on who is producing and consuming this information, how it is being shared, and how these knowledge flows could better support local and contextually-relevant responses.

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Collecting water from a pond. Dembi, Moyale District, Ethiopia, April 2006.
Credit: Daniel Cima/American Red Cross
9 June 2020

Maintains is about to start an in-depth study of the impact of COVID-19 and control measures on poor households and vulnerable groups in urban settings in Ethiopia. In this blog, originally posted on the OPM site, Donna Harris and Zoma Mesfin describe findings from preliminary interviews with key informants, along with the key issues which emerged and how these will be explored in the upcoming Maintains study.

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