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Afghanistan WASH Cluster Detail Operational Plan - HRP 2017 (Final 10th February 2017)

Afghanistan WASH Cluster Detail Operational Plan - HRP 2017 (Final 10th February 2017)

Source: UNOCHA, 2017

Author(s): UNOCHA

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/02/2017

 

According to UNICEF-WHO joint monitoring report 2015, 68 percent of Afghans don’t have access to improved sanitation and nearly 15 million, 45 percent use unimproved water sources. The provinces with higher intensity of conflicts are also the ones with poor WASH indicators (ALCS 2014). Safe hygiene behaviours like handwashing with...

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Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 2016

Author(s): Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M. Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant

Countries: Syria

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite...

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Identifying Synergies and Tradeoffs in the Sustainability Security Nexus: The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Wastewater Treatment Regime

Identifying Synergies and Tradeoffs in the Sustainability Security Nexus: The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Wastewater Treatment Regime

Source: Hydrological Sciences Journal, 2015

Author(s): Itay Fischhendler

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The literature on environmental security often assumes complementarity between promoting sustainability and broader security goals. As sustainability and security are viewed to be positively correlated the possible tradeoffs between security objectives and aspects of sustainable development have largely been overlooked. This study examines under what conditions these tradeoffs are likely...

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Avoiding Catastrophes: Seeking Synergies among the Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Human Security Sectors

Avoiding Catastrophes: Seeking Synergies among the Public Health, Environmental Protection, and Human Security Sectors

Source: The Lancet Global Health, 2016

Author(s): Peter Stoett, Peter Daszak, Cristina Romanelli, Catherine Machalaba, Ronald Behringer, Frank Chalk, Stephen Cornish, Simon Dalby, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Zaryab Iqbal, Tom Koch, Florian Krampe, Marieme Lo, Keith Martin, Kyle Matthews, and Jason W.

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation

Added: 29/09/2016

 

Global health catastrophes have complex origins, often rooted in social disruption, poverty, conflict, and environmental collapse. Avoiding them will require a new integrative analysis of the links between disease, armed conflict, and environmental degradation within a socioecological vulnerability and human security context. Exploring these connections was the aim of Avoiding Catastrophe:...

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Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Source: Habitat International, 2009

Author(s): Fabiana Calo and Mario Parise

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

The town of Mostar, in Bosnia Herzegovina, has been theatre of many tragic events during the wars in the Balkans, culminating with the destruction in November 1993 of the historical bridge over the Neretva River. Besides the problems related to destruction of the town, displacement of people, and the tensions...

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Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2016

Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2016

Source: ReliefWeb, 2016

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 06/06/2016

 

No casualties have been reported as a result of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan on the afternoon of 10 April, according to initial reports received 11 April by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The National Emergency Operation Centre for the Afghanistan National Disaster Management...

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How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks?  Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

How Do Development Organisations Integrate Climate and Conflict Risks? Experiences and Lessons Learnt from the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

Source: Stockholm University, 2016

Author(s): Maria-Therese Gustafsson

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Programming

Added: 24/05/2016

 

The security implications of climate change have attracted increased attention in policy and research during the past decade. Since climate change has far reaching implications on human livelihoods and activities, the potential security implications are broad and complex. As stated in the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel of...

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Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Nepal’s Peace-Building Process

Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Nepal’s Peace-Building Process

Source: Conflict, Security & Development, 2016

Author(s): Florian Krampe

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Basic Services, Governance

Added: 09/04/2016

 

There is growing demand for an understanding of peace beyond the absence of violence. As such research focuses increasingly on the issue of state legitimacy as a tool to assess and understand peace processes. In this paper the relationship between service provision and state legitimacy is studied to assess whether...

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Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Using Water Insecurity to Predict Domestic Water Demand in the Palestinian West Bank

Source: Water International, 2015

Author(s): S. E. Galaitsi, Annette Huber-Lee, Richard M. Vogel, and Elena M. Naumova

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Assessment, Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/10/2015

 

Household interviews were conducted in the Palestinian West Bank to examine the relationship between price elasticity, water insecurity and domestic water demand. Water insecurity weights were defined and quantified for each household for use in a multivariate regression model. The model demonstrated that (1) a water insecurity variable improves the...

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Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2015

Countries: Gaza, Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Economic Recovery

Added: 28/09/2015

 

In 2014, the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory witnessed the first recession since 2006 and the second consecutive decline in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. In addition, the number of Israeli settlers has quadrupled since the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995; presently they outnumber Palestinians in Area...

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