Humanitarian Assistance

 

There are 129 items related to Humanitarian Assistance. Items are listed by date added.

 

Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

The 2016 Deyr or short rains season (October to December) brought severely low levels of rainfall to the region. The rainfall deficit was particularly acute across Somalia, southern and southeastern Ethiopia, northern and coastal Kenya and – to a lesser extent – southwestern Ethiopia and central and southwestern Uganda and...

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Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/10/2017

 

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon had a severe impact on vulnerable people in Somalia - it worsened an already widespread drought in Puntland and Somaliland with a devastating impact on communities and their livelihoods, increasing food insecurity, cash shortages and resulting in out-migration and death of livestock. Those affects are...

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Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility, 2017

Author(s): Martina Santschi

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

This briefing paper sheds light on some aspects of the conflict sensitivity of food aid in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG). In contrast to other states, NBeG has been spared by large scale armed violence, but it is affected by a severe food security crisis that has forced tens...

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World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): World Food Programme

Topics: Assessment, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 08/09/2017

 

World Food Assistance 2017 considers the measures pursued by national, regional and international actors to respond to, prepare for and prevent food crises. In 2017 alone such crises have made 108 million people worldwide severely food-insecure. The aim is to build understanding about: i) the scale, reach and composition of...

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Building Back Better or Restoring Inequalities? Gender and Conflict Sensitivity in the Response to Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes

Building Back Better or Restoring Inequalities? Gender and Conflict Sensitivity in the Response to Nepal’s 2015 Earthquakes

Source: International Alert, 2016

Author(s): Jana Naujoks

Countries: Nepal

Topics: Economic Recovery , Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 07/09/2017

 

This report is based on research into the gender dimensions of humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings from a peacebuilding perspective, using the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as a case study from which lessons can be drawn for other contexts. It identifies the risks posed by gender-blind humanitarian programming, the need...

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Gendering Resilience: Myths and Stereotypes in the Discourse on Climate-induced Migration

Gendering Resilience: Myths and Stereotypes in the Discourse on Climate-induced Migration

Source: Global Policy Journal, 2017

Author(s): Delf Rothe

Topics: Gender, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The research article critically investigates recent European policy proposals that promote migration as an adaptation strategy to increase the resilience of communities vulnerable to the environmental crisis. Such proposals have been welcomed for breaking with alarmist discourses that framed climate-induced migration as a threat to national or international security. The...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Source: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/08/2017

 

11% of the total rural population of the DRC (71,719,669) are classified in IPC Phases 3 and 4, an increase of almost 30% of the number of people in acute food insecurity and livelihood crisis compared to the previous year.   HIGHLIGHTS In total, the number of people in acute food insecurity and...

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The Determinants of Environmental Migrants' Conflict Perception

The Determinants of Environmental Migrants' Conflict Perception

Source: University of Essex, 2017

Author(s): Vally Koubi, Tobias Bohmelt, Gabriele Spilker, and Lena Schaffer

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/08/2017

 

Migration is likely to be a key factor linking climate change and conflict. However, our understanding of the factors behind and consequences of migration is surprisingly limited. We take this shortcoming as a motivation for our research and study the relationship between environmental migration and conflict at the micro level....

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Conflict and Tensions between Communities around Gendrassa and Yusif Batil Camps, Maban County

Conflict and Tensions between Communities around Gendrassa and Yusif Batil Camps, Maban County

Source: UNHCR/REACH, 2016

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land

Added: 16/08/2017

 

Violence between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Sudan’s Kordofan State and Blue Nile State began in 2011, resulting in large scale displacement. To date, over 200,000 refugees have crossed the border into South Sudan, with 136,462 housed in the four refugee camps established...

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Aid, Social Metabolism and Social Conflict in the Nicobar Islands (Chapter in "Ecological Economics from the Ground Up")

Aid, Social Metabolism and Social Conflict in the Nicobar Islands (Chapter in "Ecological Economics from the Ground Up")

Source: Routledge, 2013

Author(s): Simronfit Singh and Willi Haas

Countries: India

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 02/08/2017

 

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up takes a unique and much-needed bottom-up approach to teaching ecological economics and political ecology, using case studies that focus on a wide range of internationally relevant topics, to teach the principles, concepts, methods and tools of these fields, which are seen as increasingly important in...

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