Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 373 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, 2016

Author(s): Ahmed Majeed Al-Shammari

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Several wars and a 13-year embargo as well as several years of civil war with the recent war on terrorism have cumulatively damaged Iraq’s land, air, water, and health infrastructure. The sand particles in Iraq contain toxic substances, which dates back to the pollution caused by military actions that disassemble...

View Item

 

 

Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan Basin

Decoupling National Water Needs for National Water Supplies: Insights and Potential for Countries in the Jordan Basin

Source: West Asia-North Africa Institute, 2017

Author(s): Michael Gilmont, Steve Rayner, Erica Harper, Lara Nassar, Nadav Tal, Mike Simpson, and Hilmi Salem

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This report analyses and compares the water allocation and management experience of Jordan, Palestine and Israel using the lens of economic and resource decoupling to highlight past trends and future potential for jurisdictions in the region to circumvent limits on natural water resources. Like most Middle East economies, Jordan and...

View Item

 

 

The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

The Water Security Concept--Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Middle East

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2017

Author(s): Gidon Bromberg and Giulia Giordano

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

The concept of water security has attracted growing attention in the past few years. Multiple definitions can be found in both policy and academic literature, spurring a debate on the different approaches and framings of water security. Such definitions generally tend to highlight issues of access and quantity but have...

View Item

 

 

Global Report on Food Crises in 2017

Global Report on Food Crises in 2017

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan, CAR, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/07/2017

 

Currently, the world is faced with an unprecedented call for action at a moment in which four countries have been identified as at risk of famine, and demand for humanitarian and resilience assistance is escalating. Against this background, informing the global and national food security community on the risk of...

View Item

 

 

Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Water in the West Bank: A Case Study on Palestinian Water Security

Source: Penn Sustainability Review, 2016

Author(s): Kelly A. Bridges

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

In 1989, Malin Falkenmark developed the water stress index that defnes water scarcity by annual individual usage. In her index, which the United Nations later adopted, Falkenmark categorized absolute water scarcity as when annual individual usage is less than 500 m3. Based on these metrics, Palestine suffers from absolute scarcity,...

View Item

 

 

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

The Security of the Caspian Sea Region

Source: Stockholm Environmental Peace Research Institute, 2001

Author(s): Gennady Chufrin

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Over the past decade, the Caspian Sea region has risen from relative obscurity to considerable prominence in global affairs. Its vast natural resources, oil and natural gas among them, have attracted widespread international interest since the early 1990s. The international developments in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack...

View Item

 

 

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...

View Item

 

 

Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2016

Author(s): Malin Mobjörk, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Hannes Sonnsjö, Sebastian van Baalen, Lisa Maria Dellmuth, and Niklas Bremberg

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This report provides an overview of climate-related security risks and policy responses for addressing those risks. It does this by, fi rst, analysing six thematic areas in which climate change can pose security risks, and then investigating how policy organizations integrate climate-related security risks into their policies and practical work....

View Item

 

 

Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Climate Change in a Small Transboundary Tributary of the Syr Darya Calls for Effective Cooperation and Adaptation

Source: Mountain Research and Development, 2012

Author(s): Dominic Stucker, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Murat Yakubov, and Kai Wegerich

Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This article focuses on cooperative adaptation strategies at the community, water user association, district, and national levels along the Khojabakirgansai, a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Data were collected in the basin through in-depth expert interviews, site visits, and household surveys, and were triangulated...

View Item

 

 

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

Topics: Assessment, Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

View Item

 

 

1 2 3 4 538