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[Editorial] Improving the health response to humanitarian crises

01 Jun 2013

Earthquake in Haiti. Tsunami in Japan. Floods in Pakistan. When humanitarian crises happen, the natural response is to get help to those affected as quickly as possible. But when governments, agencies, and charities respond to a crisis, are they responding in the best way possible? In 2011, the UK's Humanitarian Emergency Response Review, chaired by Paddy Ashdown, found that the evidence base for action in these settings was weak.

1 June 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet