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When Lives Are at Stake: Exploring High-Pressure Negotiations Through Storytelling

Negotiating under pressure in insecure environments is a critical skill that allows humanitarian organizations to help those most in need. If negotiations fail, people may not receive the assistance and...
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Connecting Field Practitioners Working on Yemen

The latest CCHN activities in Amman aimed to connect field practitioners working on Yemen. (Photo Credit: Nikolas Rubiato/CCHN) As part of its objectives for 2019, the CCHN is committed to...
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New Research Sheds Light on Challenges and Dilemmas of Frontline Negotiations in Yemen

Daily life in Saada city | Crossroad of Saada city. (Photo Credit: Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF) The international humanitarian operation in Yemen was the largest of 2019 and the UN’s biggest financial...
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Challenges of Humanitarian Negotiations in Latin America

The Naivasha Grid was among the most popular tools. (Photo Credit: Sofia Mueller/CCHN) In response to requests from regional offices of the Strategic Partners in Latin America, the CCHN organized...
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Building Humanitarian Negotiation Capacity in the Sahel

An engaging peer exchange during the workshop in Dakar. (Photo Credit: Nikolas Rubiato/CCHN) As part of its objectives for 2019, the CCHN seeks to build negotiation capacity of humanitarian organizations...
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Live Session with Frontline Negotiators from Cameroon

Peer Workshop participants and facilitators in Douala, Cameroon. The live session allowed the CCHN to learn more about how participants apply CCHN tools in their daily work after the workshop....

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How Well Could You Negotiate on the Front-Line?

Find out yourself how well you could negotiate on the frontline. (Photo Credit: ICRC) ICRC launches new interactive storytelling initiative in collaboration with Twitter. The initiative showcases challenges and dilemmas...
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“The Rules of Humanitarian Negotiation” by Devex

Devex article draws attention to challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation. In his new article, journalist Burton Bollag sheds light on the challenges and dilemmas operational mangers encounter when trying...
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#NewsBrief: Download The First CCHN Field Manual

In December 2018, we launched the first edition of the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. Now, we are pleased to present to you the CCHN Field Manual on...
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“Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation with Claude Bruderlein” by Intercross

Intercross the Podcast hosted an episode on frontline humanitarian negotiations with Claude Bruderlein, Director of  the Center of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN). To interview took place in the wake...
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“Conversation avec Claude Bruderlein” by L’Humanitaire dans tous ses états

The ICRC Delegation in Paris interviewed CCHN Director Claude Bruderlein. The interview took place in the wake of the two-day conference "Syria: 7 years of humanitarian negotiations in Syria" organized...
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Challenges & dilemmas in frontline negotiations: Interview with Claude Bruderlein

This post was originally published on the ICRC's Law & Policy Blog on 4 January 2018. Frontline staff of humanitarian organizations often negotiate with an array of local and international...
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