Humanitarian Assistance

 

There are 111 items related to Humanitarian Assistance. Items are listed by date added.

 

Climate Insecurity in (Post)Conflict Areas: The Biopolitics of United Nations Vulnerability Assessments

Climate Insecurity in (Post)Conflict Areas: The Biopolitics of United Nations Vulnerability Assessments

Source: Geopolitics, 2014

Author(s): Michael Manson

Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 13/01/2016

 

Within the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have all highlighted climate risks as relevant to their work in areas affected by conflict, endorsing human security approaches as valid for mapping the relationships between climate stresses and...

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Conflict and Cooperation over Water - The Role of the EU in Ensuring the Realisation of Human Rights

Conflict and Cooperation over Water - The Role of the EU in Ensuring the Realisation of Human Rights

Source: European Parliament, Directorate General for External Policies, 2015

Author(s): Inga Winkler

Topics: Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 30/12/2015

 

The human right to water has been firmly established and its implications for policy-making have been discussed in many fields. Thus far, this has hardly been the case for conflicts over water. This study discusses what it means to integrate human rights in the context of governing water and addressing...

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The Ominous Story of Syria's Climate Refugees

The Ominous Story of Syria's Climate Refugees

Source: Scientific American, 2015

Author(s): John Wendle

Countries: Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/12/2015

 

Climatologists say Syria is a grim preview of what could be in store for the larger Middle East, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world. The drought, they maintain, was exacerbated by climate change. The Fertile Crescent—the birthplace of agriculture some 12,000 years ago—is drying out. Syria’s drought has...

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Pathways from Peace to Resilience: Evidence from the Greater Horn of Africa on the Links between Conflict Management and Resilience to Food Security Shocks

Pathways from Peace to Resilience: Evidence from the Greater Horn of Africa on the Links between Conflict Management and Resilience to Food Security Shocks

Source: USAID, 2015

Topics: Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/11/2015

 

Building resilience has become a primary development aim in the Horn of Africa and other areas facing recurrent humanitarian crises. To date, the resilience agenda has focused largely on predicting and preparing for climatic shocks – such as droughts and floods – and market shocks, with little examination of conflict...

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International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Source: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law, 2015

Author(s): Daniëlla Dam-de Jong

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/08/2015

 

Natural resource wealth is conducive to a country's development. Nevertheless, the last few decades have shown a harsher reality, where natural resources have also triggered, financed or fuelled a number of internal armed conflicts. Examples include the armed conflicts in Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the...

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Afghanistan Annual Report

Afghanistan Annual Report

Source: UNDP, 2013

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 02/08/2015

 

To ensure its continued relevance and increase its efficiency, UNDP since 2012 embarked on a systematic process of reflection on the substantive approach of its development work. This resulted in the identification of six thematic areas, based on the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and National Priority Programmes, the MDGs, New...

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A History of Violence: Field Evidence on How Trauma Effects Time Discounting and Present Bias

A History of Violence: Field Evidence on How Trauma Effects Time Discounting and Present Bias

Source: Center for Effective Global Action, 2015

Author(s): Alex Imas, Michael Kuhn, and Vera Mironova

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/07/2015

 

This paper demonstrates the impact of exposure to violence on individuals’ time preferences, specifically their degree of present bias. Prior work has shown a weak or insignificant effect of violence on a general measure of time preferences. We designed an experiment that allows us to separately identify the effects of...

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Climate Change-Induced Migration and Violent Conflict

Climate Change-Induced Migration and Violent Conflict

Source: Science Direct, 2007

Author(s): Rafael Reuveny

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 06/07/2015

 

In a world of rising sea levels and melting glaciers, climate change is most likely occurring but with uncertain overall effects. I argue that we can predict the effects of climate change on migration by exploring the effects of environmental problems on migration in recent decades. People can adapt to...

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Nexus Meets Crisis: A Review of Conflict, Natural Resources and the Humanitarian Response in Darfur with Reference to the Water Energy Food Nexus

Nexus Meets Crisis: A Review of Conflict, Natural Resources and the Humanitarian Response in Darfur with Reference to the Water Energy Food Nexus

Source: International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2015

Author(s): Brendan Bromwich

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/06/2015

 

Darfur has been widely used as a case study by both those arguing for causality between environmental scarcity and war and those disputing it. This article challenges that approach by drawing on debates taking place within Darfur, reflecting on both the conflict and the humanitarian response. It argues that reviewing...

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Humanitarian Disaster Response: How to 'Do No Harm' [Infographic]

Humanitarian Disaster Response: How to 'Do No Harm' [Infographic]

Source: adelphi, A New Climate for Peace, 2015

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Programming

Added: 25/06/2015

 

This infographic was recently published in A New Climate for Peace, an independent report commissioned by the G7 members. It looks critically at past humanitarian responses, highlighting oversights of past efforts and how these problems can be avoided in the future.

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