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Resource Conflict as a Factor in the Darfur Crisis in Sudan

Resource Conflict as a Factor in the Darfur Crisis in Sudan

Source: University of Bergen, 2006

Author(s): Leif Manger

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The paper will deal with the broader understanding of the current crisis in Darfur, Sudan. A special focus should be on the major adaptational groups in Darfur and we should seek to develop a perspective that allows us to see the dynamic interrelationships of Darfurian agro-pastoral communities, and how varying...

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The 2016 Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Health Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Health Risk Area Estimation

Source: Atmospheric Environment Journal, 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Birgitta Liljedahl, Annica Waleij, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/10/2017

 

On October 20, 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul in northern Iraq became more intense. An extensive plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprehensive casualties. The intensity of the SO2release was reaching levels of minor volcanic...

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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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Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Source: Enough Project, 2017

Author(s): Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’ssubversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence. It is also now creating the potential for regional instability and the possible disruption...

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Livelihoods and Conflict in South Sudan

Livelihoods and Conflict in South Sudan

Source: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 2016

Author(s): Martina Santschi

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Livelihoods

Added: 04/10/2017

 

The SLRC South Sudan programme has been working since 2012 to identify and understand the realities of livelihoods, access to basic services, and perceptions of governance in post-independence South Sudan. In 2013, SLRC conducted research in Uror, Nyirol, and Pibor counties to examine the dynamics of service delivery, statebuilding and...

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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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Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Land of Sorrow: Human Rights Violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park

Source: International Federation for Human Rights, 2017

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Myanmar may soon face a land conflict epidemic as a result of the growing influx of investments and the consequent demand for land, unless laws and policies that adequately address land rights issues are urgently adopted and implemented. The Myotha Industrial Park typifies Myanmar’s current economic development model, which seeks...

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Mapping Hotspots of Climate and Security Vulnerability [Podcast]

Mapping Hotspots of Climate and Security Vulnerability [Podcast]

Source: New Security Beat, 2017

Author(s): Joshua Busby

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Maps help us to grasp complex ideas, such as patterns of risk and vulnerability, but the stories they tell can have significant implications. “It’s very difficult to validate that what you’re capturing in the maps is representative of real-world phenomenon,” says Joshua Busby in this week’s “Backdraft” episode, describing his...

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A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

Source: Science of the Total Environment, 2017

Author(s): Le Thai Anh, Teruhiko Kido, Seijiro Honma, Ho Dung Manh, Ikue Koike, Yuko Oyama, Hoang Duc Phuc, Rie Okamoto, Hideaki Nakagawa, Shoji F. Nakayama, Dang Duc Nhu, Nguyen Hung Minh, Ngo Van Toan, and Le Ke Son

Countries: Vietnam

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Over the past decades, southern Vietnam has been burdened by dioxins from contaminated herbicides sprayed during the Vietnam War. In a previous study, we found that dioxin exposure decreased levels of salivary dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an adrenal androgen, in 3-year-old children. In present study, to assess the relationship between adrenal hormones...

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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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