Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 324 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

A Rapid Overview of Environmental and Health Risks Related to Chemical Hazards in the Mosul Humanitarian Response

A Rapid Overview of Environmental and Health Risks Related to Chemical Hazards in the Mosul Humanitarian Response

Source: UNEP and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Extractive Resources, Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/12/2016

 

This report provides a rapid, not fully exhaustive, overview of the chemical hazards related to ongoing military operations that aim to retake the city of Mosul in Iraq from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report is primarily targeted at humanitarian responders and clusters on the ground...

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Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Using a Novel Climate-Water Conflict Vulnerability Index to Capture Double Exposures in Lake Chad

Source: Regional Environmental Change, 2016

Author(s): Uche T. Okpara, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Andrew J. Dougill

Countries: Chad

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/11/2016

 

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great...

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Gidon Bromberg on Environmental Peacebuilding in the Lower Jordan Valley [Audio]

Gidon Bromberg on Environmental Peacebuilding in the Lower Jordan Valley [Audio]

Source: Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative, 2014

Author(s): Gidon Bromberg

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/11/2016

 

“When you turn on the tap in any community in Israel, water will always flow. That’s not the case in Palestine, and it’s not always the case in Jordan either,” says Gidon Bromberg, Israeli director of EcoPeace Middle East, in this week’s podcast.   Water-related disparities, including quality and quantity,...

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Oil Fires in Iraq

Oil Fires in Iraq

Source: NASA Earth Observatory, 2016

Author(s): Joshua Stevens and Pola Lem

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/11/2016

 

For the past few months, a smoke plume has shifted with the winds over northern Iraq. In recent years, periodic oil fires have cast a dark pall over this arid landscape. They are one consequence of ongoing war in the region. On August 17, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8...

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The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide, P. Michael Link, Jürgen Scheffran, and Janpeter Schilling

Countries: Israel, Kenya, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 25/10/2016

 

The role of climate change as a potential cause of violent conflict has been debated in the scholarly and policy communities for several years. We review the most recent quantitative and qualitative literature and find that research on the issue has produced little consensual findings so far. Further, we discuss...

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Food Security and Livelihood Assessment: Syria

Food Security and Livelihood Assessment: Syria

Source: Food Security Cluster, 2016

Author(s): Regional Food Security Analysis Network, FAO, iMMAP, and Food Security Cluster

Countries: Syria

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 25/10/2016

 

With the Syrian crisis now in its sixth year, the humanitarian situation across the country continues to deteriorate. Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and resulted in more than 11 million people – over half of the population - fleeing their homes. Approximately...

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Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #1 (17 – 19 October 2016)

Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #1 (17 – 19 October 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 24/10/2016

 

The commencement on 17 October of the operation to retake Mosul city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marked an escalation of the Level 3 emergency in Iraq. There are grave concerns for the women and men, girls and boys caught up in what could become...

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Water Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley:  The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led There

Water Resources, Cooperation and Power Asymmetries in the Water Management of the Lower Jordan Valley: The Situation Today and the Path that Has Led There

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Christine Bismuth

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

This chapter aims at providing an overview of the uses and the state of the water resources in the Lower Jordan Basin. The years 2007/2008 serve as a base line to describe the specifi c situation, marked by a succession of drought years during the fi rst decade of the...

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Research in Two Case Studies:  Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan Valley

Research in Two Case Studies: Irrigation and Land Use in the Fergana Valley and Water Management in the Lower Jordan Valley

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Christine Bismuth, Sebastian Hoechstetter, and Oliver Bens

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

This chapter aims to present an overview of the two case studies “Irrigation and land use in the Fergana Valley” and “Water management in the Lower Jordan Valley”. It names the main criteria and reasons for their selection as cases in the study of implications of major water engineering projects....

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Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts: Building Partnerships and Trust through Collaborative Dialogue

Mitigating Transboundary Wastewater Conflicts: Building Partnerships and Trust through Collaborative Dialogue

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2016

Author(s): Clive Lipchin, Jaclin Best, Jacob Cutler, and Shira Kronich

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/10/2016

 

The effects of the seemingly intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine extend well beyond the political sphere into daily life. Wrangling over the use and management of limited resources, particularly water, gives everyday activities a political weight of their own. Dealing with the political, economic and social complexity of transboundary...

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