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Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Source: University for Peace, 2011

Author(s): Erin McCandless and Tony Karbo

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The Africa Programme of the UN–affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to present Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader, another step in the effort to ameliorate Africa’s problem of access to practice- and policy-relevant scholarship and information that addresses the twin challenges of building sustainable peace and...

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Challenges in Setting up a Potable Water Supply System in a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission: The South Sudan Experience

Challenges in Setting up a Potable Water Supply System in a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission: The South Sudan Experience

Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2013

Author(s): Anirudda Hazra

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/10/2017

 

Problem: A United Nations peacekeeping contingent was deployed in the conflict affected areas of South Sudan with inadequate environmental sanitation, lack of clean drinking water and a heightened risk of water-borne diseases. In the immediate post-deployment phase, the contingent-owned water purification system was pressed into service. However, laboratory analyses of processed...

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Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Source: Security Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Jeannie L. Sowers, Erika Weinthal, and Neda Zawahri

Countries: Libya, Syria, Yemen

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

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Research in conflict studies and environmental security has largely focused on the mechanisms through which the environment and natural resources foster conflict or contribute to peacebuilding. An understudied area of research, however, concerns the ways in which warfare has targeted civilian infrastructure with long-term effects on human welfare and ecosystems....

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Reverse Osmosis for Water Purification in Badghis Province, Afghanistan [Video]

Reverse Osmosis for Water Purification in Badghis Province, Afghanistan [Video]

Source: World Vision, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

For the first time in Afghanistan, World Vision (WV) has established a solar-powered reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration system to provide clean, safe drinking water for 700 families (approximately 4900 people) in Ab Kamari district of Badghis province. It is the first solar-powered reverse osmosis unit with ultrafiltration that has ever...

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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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Climate Change, Securitisation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Climate Change, Securitisation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Source: The Geographical Journal, 2013

Author(s): Michael Mason

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Securitisation theory serves as a useful corrective to the ‘climate determinism’ evident in mainstream debates on the security effects of climate change, but there are divergences within this approach over what constitutes ‘successful’ securitisation. For the Copenhagen School, climate change has not been securitised because relevant state actors do not...

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Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Climate and Natural Disaster Risk Management for the Energy System in Afghanistan

Source: World Bank, 2017

Author(s): GFDRR-World Bank

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Basic Services, Climate Change, Renewable Resources

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This brief summarises the impact of climate change and natural hazards on energy production in Afghanistan, which is dominated by hydro power generation, including future competition for water resources and a range of long-term climate phenomena such as temperature rising, flooding, water scarcity, landslides and earthquakes.  It also outlines World Bank...

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Timor-Leste: Water Governance Thwarts Peace-Building and Development

Timor-Leste: Water Governance Thwarts Peace-Building and Development

Source: Future Directions International, 2016

Author(s): Christopher Ryan

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/07/2017

 

Ineffective water governance in Timor-Leste has facilitated the increase of water-borne diseases while simultaneously promoting malnutrition. As a result, stunted growth affects over 50 per cent of the Timorese population, just behind the African countries of Niger and Burundi as the worst in the world. Water-borne diseases, furthermore, remain a...

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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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Global Water Wars [Video]

Global Water Wars [Video]

Source: National Geographic, 2017

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/03/2017

 

This episode of Parched zeroes in on India and Syria, two of the world’s most vulnerable hot spots for water-related conflict.

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