Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 339 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

A Bigger Problem than ISIS?

Source: The New Yorker, 2017

Author(s): Dexter Filkins

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On the morning of August 7, 2014, a team of fighters from the Islamic State, riding in pickup trucks and purloined American Humvees, swept out of the Iraqi village of Wana and headed for the Mosul Dam. Two months earlier, isis had captured Mosul, a city of nearly two million people, as...

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The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

Year: 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Annica Waleij, Birgitta Liljedahl, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On October 20th 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul became more intense. A huge plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprising casualties. The intensity of the SO2 release was reaching levels of minor volcanic eruptions which...

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Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment of “Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition” Programming in the Dar Sila Region of Eastern Chad, 2012–2015

Source: Feinstein International Center, 2016

Author(s): Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Anne Radday

Countries: Chad

Topics: Assessment, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/12/2016

 

The Dar Sila region of eastern Chad experiences highly variable rainfall, seasonal food insecurity, and high prevalence of acute malnutrition. In 2012, Concern Worldwide put in place an integrated program that combines nutrition, health, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and food, income, and markets (FIM) in the Dar Sila Region...

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Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World

Source: Wilson Center and USAID, 2016

Author(s): Schuyler Null and Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Sudan, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 06/12/2016

 

Record levels of displacement and accelerating climate change have prompted many to wonder if the world is headed toward a more violent future. Whether a policymaker, practitioner, diplomat, or peacebuilder, the nexus of climate change, migration, and conflict is posing fundamental challenges in a myriad of ways. This document is...

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Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNEP, 2006

Countries: Israel, Lebanon

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 04/12/2016

 

In July 2006, open hostilities broke out between Israel and Hezbollah, with heavy aerial bombardment of Lebanon, especially south Lebanon and south Beirut. The conflict resulted in loss of life, injuries and considerable damage to Lebanese industrial installations and infrastructure. The conflict has immediate and longer-term environmental impacts. 

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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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