Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH) website launch

A United Nations aid vehicle with bullet holes scattered across.The Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH) project, led by Drs Larissa Fast, Róisín Read, Stephanie Rinaldi and Professor Bertrand Taithe at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), has launched a new website.

The RIAH project aims to improve the understanding of the nature, frequency, scale, and impact of attacks on healthcare in conflict through enhanced data collection and analysis. Attacks on health often threaten the sanctity of healthcare, disrespect the right to healthcare, and violate international humanitarian law. As highlighted by HCRI researchers, healthcare workers are still coming under attack during the coronavirus pandemic. The new website will host the project’s latest research outputs, in-depth case studies, and developments. 

A collaboration with academic partners at the University of Geneva, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, and Insecurity Insight, the website also features RIAH’s first working paper on impact evaluation. The findings address conceptual issues and methodological approaches to evaluating the wider and longer-term impact of attacks on healthcare in conflict. 

If you would like to know more and stay updated on the RIAH project, you can sign up to their mailing list via riah@manchester.ac.uk.

Find out more about the RIAH project on HCRI's website.

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