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Philip Tamminga

Head of The Humanitarian Response Index

With over 25 years of experience in humanitarian and development issues, Mr. Tamminga brings an in-depth knowledge to the Humanitarian Response Index initiative and humanitarian aid effectiveness.

His work experience ranges from a UN peacekeeping mission in Central America, and sustainable agriculture, human rights, and educational and participatory media projects. Prior to joining DARA, he held several posts in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva. He also managed Canadian Red Cross housing reconstruction, community health and disaster preparedness programs in Honduras and Nicaragua following Hurricane Mitch.
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When Media Show Starving Children, Aid is Too Late

Today DARA launched the Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2011 , a report that assesses how well the world's main donor governments support the response to disasters and conflicts. The results are somewhat sobering: By some estimates, over 100,000 lives were lost as a result of inaction.
03/07/2012 11:58 EST