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The latest news from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

University Medal of Honour for Emeritus Professor Tony Redmond OBE
9 November 2018
The University has honoured Emeritus Tony Redmond, a world leading specialist in emergency medicine

Dr Rony Brauman, HCRI Director, wins 2018 Albert Thibaudet Award
12 June 2018
Dr Rony Brauman, HCRI Director, has won the 2018 Albert Thibaudet Award for his book 'Guerres humanitaires? Mensonges et intox' (Humanitarian Wars? Lies and Brainwashing).

HCRI launches 10 year anniversary programme
9 May 2018
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, HCRI is launching a programme of events commencing in May 2018.

Professor Tony Redmond, co-founder and co-director of HCRI, receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award
4 May 2018
Professor Redmond was awarded the Special Lifetime Achievement Award at The University of Manchester Making a Difference Awards on Tuesday evening, for his outstanding services to emergency medical aid and the humanitarian sector.

Obituary: Bernard Manyena
1 May 2018
It is with deep sadness to hear that our friend and ex-colleague Bernard Siambabala Manyena passed away suddenly in Harare last Friday.

Dr Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps, Visiting Scholar at HCRI, has published a new book.
11 April 2018
Dr Desgrandchamps’ book, Humanitarian aid in civil war: The crisis of Biafra (1967-1970), has just been published in France at the Presses universitaires de Rennes.

HCRI academic Dr Eleanor Davey wins International Ethics Section book prize for 2017
9 April 2018
Dr Eleanor Davey, Director of Postgraduate Research at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), has won the International Ethics Section book prize for 2017, for her book published in 2015.

HCRI to launch new online Master’s course in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12 February 2018
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute are collaborating with the School of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to deliver a new online Master's programme in Disaster Management.

Response to the January 2018 attacks on Save the Children, Afghanistan
8 February 2018
The Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute and its affiliates produce a video in response to the January 2018 attacks on Save the Children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
25 January 2018
The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs is an exciting new open access journal hosted jointly by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester.

UK-EMT deploys to Diphtheria outbreak in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps, Bangladesh
10 January 2018
UK-Med is currently supporting the UK-EMT deployment to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to assist with a recent outbreak of the Diphtheria disease.

Faculty of Humanities launches Manchester Migration Month
9 October 2017
Manchester Migration Month - a series of events, activities and features that explore migration's relationship with inequality, social justice, belonging and Brexit - runs from 9 October to 4 November.

Exchange Tour to UK on Global Emergency Team Development
17 May 2017
On 8 May a delegation of healthcare professionals from China and Hong Kong arrived in the UK co-hosted by Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) and the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute (HCRI).

Professor Tony Redmond becomes President of WADEM at Congress 2017
4 May 2017
At their 2017 Congress in Toronto last week, Professor Tony Redmond officially became President of the organisation.

Published articles in the ‘Injury’ international journal
25 April 2017
Some recent papers from HCRI’s collaborative project with the Red Cross have been published in the May edition of ‘Injury', an international journal dealing with trauma care and accident surgery.

University of Manchester takes lead on new standard for disaster volunteers
24 April 2017
Charities, businesses and community groups across the world will be able to streamline and improve their response to emergencies and disasters, thanks to a new International Standard initiated at the University of Manchester.

UK-Med response to Ebola in Sierra Leone
22 March 2017
UK-Med has published a paper reflecting on its involvement with the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

UK Emergency Medical Team simulation exercise
16 January 2017
UK-Med has successfully completed a Simulation Exercise for the new Emergency Medical Teams field hospital deployment.

Dr Eleanor Davey has been awarded the Fonds Croix-Rouge Française Research Award
4 January 2016
Congratulations to Dr Eleanor Davey, who has been awarded the Fonds Croix-Rouge Française Research Award for her work on the history of French humanitarianism.

Outstanding Manchester humanitarians recognised for their world-leading roles
19 December 2016
Two former Manchester students have been presented with awards by the University in recognition of their world-leading leading roles in humanitarian aid and emergency response.

Over half of deaths from injury could be prevented if public knew first aid.
6 September 2016
Up to 59% of ‘pre-hospital’ deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if more people stepped in with some simple first aid, according to new research commissioned by the British Red Cross and conducted by the University of Manchester.

Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at the World Humanitarian Summit
20 June 2016
Professor Bertrand Taithe and Professor Mukesh Kapila, along with 50 other scholars, signed a Statement of Commitments from Humanitarian Scholars at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in Istanbul on 22 and 23 May 2016.

Professor Tony Redmond featured in the British Medical Journal
19 May 2016
Professor Tony Redmond was recently interviewed for the British Medical Journal's BMJ Confidential.

Bertrand Taithe speaks to Al Jazeera about the changing role of NGOs
17 February 2016
Professor Bertrand Taithe joined presenter Mike Hanna and guests on the Al Jazeera's Inside Story 'How has ICRC's role changed over the years?'

Idealism beyond Borders - The French Revolutionary Left and the Rise of Humanitarianism
7 January 2016
Dr Eleanor Davey's new book on how modern humanitarian action was shaped by transformations in the French intellectual and political landscape from the 1950s to the 1980s has now been published.

UK-Med to lead global disaster response
7 January 2016
UK-Med, the medical emergency response charity based at The University of Manchester, has become the UK’s deployment lead for global humanitarian crises, with an £8 million grant from the government.

Dr Amy Hughes MBE
5 January 2016
Dr Amy Hughes has been appointed the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to humanitarian and emergency medicine.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Foreign Medical Teams
6 January 2016
HCRI has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Foreign Medical Teams and emergency capacity building.

European Union Horizon 2020 bid
13 November 2015
HCRI staff Professor Oliver Richmond, Dr Sandra Pogodda, and Professor Roger Mac Ginty have been successful in a European Union Horizon 2020 bid.

Dr Lisa Ficklin speaks about how past disaster can aid relief work in Nepal
30 April 2015
Dr Lisa Ficklin, Lecturer in Disaster Management, spoke to the Globe and Mail about lessons learned from past disasters and the stages of disaster relief.

Dr Tanja Müller interviewed by Mancunian Matters
30 April 2015
Dr Tanja Müller disagreed with Katie Hopkins' column in The Sun and spoke about immigration policy.

Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action
21 May 2015
The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action, edited by Roger Mac Ginty (Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at HCRI) and Jenny Peterson, has been published.

Professor Taithe speaks at Humanitarian Congress Vienna
31 March 2015
Professor Taithe spoke on "Does humanitarian aid prolong war?" at the recent Humanitarian Congress in Vienna.

Baroness Northover visits UK-Med and HCRI
12 March 2015
Baroness Northover, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, visited UK-Med and HCRI on Friday, 6 March 2015.

Guardian 2015 University Award
3 March 2015
HCRI has been shortlisted for the Guardian university awards 2015, with its excellent social responsibility initiative with UK-Med.

Dr Amy Hughes receives award from the Prime Minister for her work in the fight against Ebola
19 January 2015
Dr Hughes who led the first wave of NHS volunteers for the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has today been named the UK’s 200th Point of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Visit by Chinese delegation
6 January 2015
A delegation of senior Chinese doctors and health administrators visited the HCRI for two days in December to learn about the delivery of emergency care and disaster management in the UK.

Birte Vogel awarded her Doctorate at recent Graduation Ceremony
12 December 2014
HCRI extends hearty Congratulations to Dr Birte Vogel who was awarded her Doctorate on the 8 of December 2014.

Winter Graduation
10 December 2014
The HCRI Graduation Ceremony for HCRI PhD, MA, BSc and online PGDip and PGCert students took place on Monday 8 December 2014.

Tony Redmond in The Guardian
4 December 2014
Professor Tony Redmond was featured in The Guardian on Wednesday, 3 December 2014.

Developing online postgraduate programme in Global Disaster Management
2 December 2014
Professor Bertrand Taithe visited Hong Kong in November 2014 to sign a collaborative agreement with PolyU's School of Nursing, to jointly develop an online postgraduate programme in Global Disaster Management.

Legacies of Socialist Solidarity - East Germany in Mozambique
10 November 2014
Dr Tanja Müller's new book was launched and Dr Müller reflected on her visits to Mozambique and the fall of the Berlin Wall.