Where is Everyone? Responding to emergencies in the most difficult places

This is a storify of the activity (7 July - 14 July) around the launch of the report "Where is everyone? Responding to emergencies in the most difficult places" written by Sandrine Tiller and Sean Healy .


  1. 7th July
  2. Based on a two year study from DRC, Jordan and South Sudan, this new report presents on the problems and challenges the humanitarian aid sector is facing in emergency response. The main conclusions drawn from this study are that while the humanitarian system is capable of responding relatively effectively and positively on a large scale, it is not as effective at responding to new or hard-to-reach emergencies. There is a strong tendency away from difficult populations, areas or needs, with organisations increasingly averse to risk and avoiding difficult interventions for security, logistics, cost, reputational or just practical considerations. Consequently, the humanitarian community’s core responsibility of rapid and effective response to emergencies is presently not being effectively fulfilled. The problem is not money, but rather decisions by agencies which have under-prioritised good emergency response practice.
  3. The article was used as a source page for 19 news sites and rolling press review sites (as of 14/07/14).
  4. Viral 360 collated all social media coverage coming to 3,430 social mentions since the story was first shared. 875 facebook shares, 2,102 facebook likes, 422 tweets and 29 google + mentions (as of 14/07/14).
  5. The article was a source article for 10 news sites and rolling press review sites and generated 54 tweets (as of 14/07/14).
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  7. According to the blog site,'The Poverty of Humanitarian Critique?" generated 102 tweets and 193 facebook shares (as of 14/07/14)
  8. 8th July