Humanitarian Assistance

 

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At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): Claudia Ah Poe, Luka Biong Deng Kuol, Rossella Bottone, Calogero Di Gloria, Katrina Frappier, Valerio Giuffrida, Nigussie Tefera, Aysha Twose, Susanna Sandström, and Cecilia Signorini

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, the Gambia, Turkey

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/07/2017

 

As an international actor in addressing food insecurity among refugees and other migrants, the World Food Programme (WFP) has undertaken a research study to determine the role that food security plays in crossborder migration. Given the dearth of data on this topic, the WFP study sought to answer some of...

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Climate Security at Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2017 [Video]

Climate Security at Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2017 [Video]

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 01/07/2017

 

With a focus on ‘Sustaining peace: what works?’, the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development from 3-4 May gathered a wide range of interesting stakeholders active in peacebuilding, development, climate change, humanitarian work and foreign policy. The aim was to identify good practices in peacebuilding interventions and approaches that...

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The Complex Ties That Bind: Gendered Agency and Expectations in Conflict and Climate Change-Related Migration

The Complex Ties That Bind: Gendered Agency and Expectations in Conflict and Climate Change-Related Migration

Source: Global Policy, 2017

Author(s): Henri Myrttinen

Countries: Honduras

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 19/06/2017

 

For the past decade, western public discourse and the policy world have become increasingly concerned about ‘irregular’ migration and, to a slightly lesser extent perhaps, what driving role conflict and climate change play in triggering it. Addressing the causes and effects requires having a better understanding of the impacts that...

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation (Quarterly Global Report)

Crop Prospects and Food Situation (Quarterly Global Report)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Civil conflict continues to be a main driver of severe food insecurity, triggering famine in South Sudan and putting populations at high risk of localized famine in Yemen and northern Nigeria. Weather shocks, notably droughts, have also impinged...

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Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Ghor and Badghis Provinces—Locust Infestation Assessment (Bulletin #1)

Source: World Food Programme, 2017

Author(s): Mudasir Nazar and Eric Kenefick

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Assessment, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/06/2017

 

The locust infestation is a devastating natural disaster that has a negative impact on the crops and agriculture products. In Afghanistan, the locust infestation has been experienced in different parts of the country in the past and is continuously reported in the past few years in Badghis and Ghor provinces....

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Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (a Joint FAO/WFP Update)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 14/06/2017

 

According to the consensus-based Global Report on Food Crises 2017, 108 million people across 48 countries are experiencing unacceptably high levels of acute food insecurity. This figure is 35 percent higher than in last year’s report when 80 million people were in the same situation. Major food crises are the...

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Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar

Source: Transnational Institute, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 05/06/2017

 

After decades of civil war and ethnic conflict, large numbers of nationality people in Myanmar have been displaced. In the ethnic states bordering Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people have fled fighting between the Tatmadaw (national armed forces) and various ethnic armed groups. Military campaigns...

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Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangrahar: The Consequences of the Mass Return of Refugees

Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangrahar: The Consequences of the Mass Return of Refugees

Source: Afghanistans Analyst Network, 2017

Author(s): Fazal Muzhary

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Land

Added: 14/05/2017

 

Most of the 600,000 Afghans who returned from Pakistan last year chose to settle in the eastern border province of Nangrahar. This has put considerable strain on both health and education services. There has also been a boom in property prices, which has exacerbated land grabbing, already a major source...

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Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 02/05/2017

 

Severe pollution incidents have provided some of the most visually arresting images of recent armed conflicts. Oil fires and spills, bomb – damaged and looted industrial facilities, abandoned military material and munitions, rubble and demolition waste – all are associated with contemporary conflicts, and all can threaten ecosystems and human...

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Afghanistan Flood Report 2017

Afghanistan Flood Report 2017

Source: ACAPS, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 07/04/2017

 

Continuous heavy rainfall since February has caused severe flooding in Khashrod and Chakhansur districts in Nimroz province. As of 23 February several homes had been destroyed or swept away by flood waters, and over 20,000 hectares of arable land had been submerged in flood water. An estimated 3,000 people have...

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