Humanitarian Assistance

 

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Whose Development? Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone's Mining Boom

Whose Development? Human Rights Abuses in Sierra Leone's Mining Boom

Source: Human Rights Watch, 2014

Author(s): Human Rights Watch

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/06/2014

 

This report focuses on the human rights impact of the mining activity of African Minerals Limited in Sierra Leone. It examines not only why the April 2012 protest in Bumbuna happened, but how the Sierra Leonean government, while promoting the company’s operations as essential to Sierra Leone’s economic development, permitted...

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Truce or Transition? Trends in Human Rights Abuse and Local Response in Southeast Myanmar Since the 2012 Ceasefire

Truce or Transition? Trends in Human Rights Abuse and Local Response in Southeast Myanmar Since the 2012 Ceasefire

Source: Karen Human Rights Group, 2014

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Peace Agreements, Programming

Added: 14/05/2014

 

Human rights conditions have been transformed on the ground in rural Southeast Myanmar since the signing of a preliminary ceasefire agreement between the Myanmar government and the Karen National Union in January 2012. While some forms of human rights abuse documented by KHRG since 1992 remain of serious concern, others...

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U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia:  Forestry as the Cornerstone to  Peacebuilding

U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia: Forestry as the Cornerstone to Peacebuilding

Source: Sandra S. Nichols and Lisa Goldman, 2011

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/04/2014

 

In international peacebuilding circles, the post-conflict natural resource reforms that have taken place since Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war ended in 2003 are commonly heralded as a new watershed. Natural resources—timber in particular —were central to the war. The warring factions used billions of dollars of timber revenues to purchase arms...

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Post-conflict Assistance to  Timor-Leste for Reforestation  and Community Recovery

Post-conflict Assistance to Timor-Leste for Reforestation and Community Recovery

Source: Naori Miyazawa, 2011

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 28/04/2014

 

The chapter examines the United Nations–supported Ainaro and Manatuto Community Activation Project (AMCAP), a two-phase reforestation and community recovery project in post conflict Timor-Leste. AMCAP is unique both because it was one of only four projects launched within the framework of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and it...

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Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention

Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention

Source: Simon A. Mason, Adrian Muller, Albrecht Schnabel, Rina Alluri, Christian Schmid, 2008

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 23/04/2014

 

This report examines the links between environment and violent conflict and explores the role of the UN in preventing conflicts related to environmental factors. The authors argue that different types of environment-related conflicts must be acknowledged in order to achieve appropriate responses from the UN and other actors. The report...

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The Sahel Crisis

The Sahel Crisis

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, 2014

Countries: Chad, Gambia, Niger, Northern Cameroon, Northern Nigeria , Regional

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/04/2014

 

Despite good and average harvests in 2012 and 2013, persistent high levels of food and nutrition insecurity reflect the chronic challenges faced by vulnerable populations in the Sahel region. In 2013/2014, the cereal production in the Sahel (excluding Nigeria) is equivalent to the five years average but decrease by 12...

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After War,  Launching  Liberia’s Future

After War, Launching Liberia’s Future

Source: USAID, 2014

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 20/03/2014

 

LAUNCH is working to empower  tens of thousands of Liberia’s most vulnerable to lift themselves out of poverty. A USAID Food for Peace program, LAUNCH, which is implemented by ACDI/VOCA, Project Concern International (PCI), John Snow Inc. (JSI), and Making Cents International (MCI), supports the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future...

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Myanmar: Act Immediately to Protect Displaced People's Rights

Myanmar: Act Immediately to Protect Displaced People's Rights

Source: Michel Gabaudan and Melanie Teff, Refugees International, 2014

Countries: Myanmar, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 19/03/2014

 

As Myanmar continues its renewed engagement with the international community, it must begin to address the serious violations of the rights of ethnic minorities that plague the country. Nearly two years after violence erupted in June 2012, almost 140,000 Muslims (primarily Rohingyas) remain displaced in Rakhine State in conditions of...

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Local-Level Agreements in Darfur

Local-Level Agreements in Darfur

Source: UNEP, 2014

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 12/02/2014

 

This report looks beyond international driven peacebuilding initiatives to the locally owned bottom-up efforts and building peace in Darfur.  The report was researched in Darfur by Darfuri natural resource and peacebuilding and drafted by a livelihood and conflict expert with considerable experience in Darfur.  The agreements the report discusses address...

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Jumpstarting Post-conflict Strategic Water Resources Protection from a Changing Global Perspective: Gaps and Prospects in Afghanistan

Jumpstarting Post-conflict Strategic Water Resources Protection from a Changing Global Perspective: Gaps and Prospects in Afghanistan

Source: H. Habib, A.J. Anceno, J. Fiddes, J. Beekma , M. Ilyuschenko, V. Nitivattananon, O.V. Shipin (ScienceDirect), 2013

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Economic Recovery , Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/02/2014

 

Notwithstanding ambiguities, long-term economic resurgence in Afghanistan amidst water insecurity exacerbated by climate change decisively requires a water protection strategy that will complement a multitude of agro industrial and socioeconomic activities in an environmentally sustainable and climate resilient manner. In this paper, we begin with a perspective on institutions, legislation,...

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