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13 Jun 2016 description
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June 13 2016: New EU migration partnerships with African governments risk strengthening autocratic regimes and exacerbating violence, repression and corruption, argues Marije Balt. The deal overshadows the need to work with those concerned: young Africans themselves.

By Marije Balt

03 Feb 2015 description
report Peace Direct

February 2 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on local conflict resolution in Yemen, aid accountability in Haiti, and more.

14 Nov 2014 description
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November 14 2014: Kisuke Ndiku explores the causes of food insecurity, migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa – and the consequences for local communities.

Of the 160 million people living in the Horn of Africa, 70 million live in areas prone to extreme food shortages. 60% of the land is home to 22 million pastoralists. More than 40% of the population in the region is undernourished due to food insecurity and inadequate livelihoods. During the 2010-2011 droughts malnutrition was as high as 30%.