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AidSource: The Humanitarian Social Network
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Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Aid Critic, Skeptic, Cynic
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This is the general administrative account/profile for AidSource: The Humanitarian Social Network. The three creator admins use this account to create groups, publish general content, and generally moderate activity on this network.

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Amman-Syria Aid Workers

Humanitarian workers based in Amman network, share insights, discuss.See More
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The Myth of "The Field"

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Many thanks to our friends over at for publishing the original version of this post, a few hours ago: Read the original!

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The myth of “the field”

A few months ago I wrote a little rant about “the field.” Continuing that…


What Aid Workers Want

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

I love our friends over at The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. Seriously, I do. But their December 6 piece about “what to give the aid worker in your life” this Christmas felt rather like an early draft of the screenplay…


The Philippines is not Haiti

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

A month in, more or less, and we’re now to the point in the Typhoon Haiyan response when the initial surges of various kinds are over. Fundraising has slowed. Major donors like OFDA and the EC have mostly spent what they have to spend. The initial relief effort—certainly the majority of what anyone could honestly describe as “life-saving”—is basically over, and cluster meeting rhetoric has shifted to “early recovery.”

Per what has become the norm following large, high-visibility…


Public Service Announcement: Regarding Humanity

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:23pm 0 Comments

There is an excellent new site up that you all need to know about.

Regarding Humanity

A whole repository of links, sub-sites, commentary and analyses dedicated to one of the most important and also rant-worthy subjects in all of aid: Poverty P0rn.

That got your attention, didn't it?

What is…


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At 4:29am on February 14, 2012, Rhodri C Williams said…

Hi, I just joined, this looks very interesting. I'm not really your typical target audience, being based in the Nordics with distant field experience in a relatively comfortable place (Bosnia). I'm also a bit more on the early recover/TJ side than dealing with humanitarian crises in any direct and meaningful sense. That said, I run a blog on land and property issues in humanitarian and development settings (link below) and would be happy to help contribute to starting a group on this topic on AidSource. I'm also kind of an IT dinosaur so I haven't really figured out how to go about it on my own!

Your advice welcome!

Rhodri C. Williams




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