Emergencies & Displacement: Library manuals


The following relevant books are available for download from this site:

folder Better Ways to Prepare for Emergencies

A simple introduction and guide (49 pp)

folder Refugees from MENA to Northern Europe: Pressures & Solutions

Your legal Rights and Obligations and practical approaches to assist them in surviving and adapting (34 pp)

folder An Introduction to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Self-help manual (72 pp)

folder The Application of Sphere Standards in Camp Design: A Simulation

Exercise designed for an Introduction to Sphere Workshop (6 pp)

folder Structures for the Displaced: Service and Identity in Refugee Settlements

Interdisciplinary thesis that draws on experiences from many countries and develops a tool that can be applied or adapted (271 pp)

folder Better Ways to Succeed in Aid and Development Work

A book to help altruistic people enter humanitarian employment – and those who are already there to move on and upwards (164 pp)

Networklearning manuals – terms of use

Organisations in the South (Africa, Asia, Southern America, ex-USSR) can download copies free of charge.
In return we ask you to help spread the material to other NGOs you know – those with no printer or bad phone connections, for example.
Organisations in the North:
Networklearning has no funding. If you work in an organisation with money and use our materials or see their usefulness for others, please make a contribution
(a minimum 4 euros; we will receive the full amount less 5% transaction costs).

CC Attribution NonCommercialOur manuals are copyright-free for non-commercial use. We are happy for users to re-write, translate or otherwise adapt downloaded material to local cultures. The original authors must be mentioned as well as our website.

We are happy to have other organizations link to our library pages, but in order to prevent out-of-date editions being accessed online, we do not allow publications to be posted on other sites without our explicit permission.

Networklearning makes easy-to-use manuals that can help NGOs build knowledge and skills.

To find the titles you need use the "Library Themes" menu at left.

All documents may be freely downloaded subject to our terms of use (see bottom of page).

Difficulty downloading? Let us know the specific problem and we will advise if we can.

Do you need a manual or information that isn't covered on this site? Let us know and we will try and plug the gap.
> Contact networklearning

Perhaps you have the skills and expertise to help us produce new, quality material? Or perhaps you already have a good, copyright-free book or manual that we could republish or repurpose?
> Check our Writers' Guidelines


Other online libraries that offer free, accessible materials for NGOs:
> Hesperian


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