9 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
21 Jul 2016 description
report Peace Direct

A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss how best to normalise their status and support integration.

Over the last two decades or so, the world has regarded Somalia as the most troubled region in the horn of Africa. The once peaceful and prosperous country is now plagued by conflict, violence and human rights abuses. A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated waves of refugees.

14 May 2016 description
report Peace Direct

By Jared Wright

May 13 2016: Kenyan authorities revealed last Friday plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year. But are these plans serious steps towards eviction, or empty threats? Jared Wright analyses the implications.

Amid growing security and terror related concerns originating from its Somali neighbor to the east, Kenyan authorities revealed last Friday plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year and relocate all refugees outside of Kenya.

19 Jan 2015 description
report Peace Direct

January 7 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 initiatives in Syria, civil society in Colombia and more.

22 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 19 2014: For peaceful development to spread, local people must be able to take charge of their own approaches. Dr Karambu Ringera discusses how her organisation supports this work in communities around Kenya.

In a world which believes deeply in the idea of war as a means of building peace, it is difficult to imagine alternative ways of doing so. But it is clear to me that peace and change come when people begin talking to one another.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 12 2014: The story of the violence which surrounded the Kenyan elections in 2007 is well known. But one aspect of it has received less coverage than others. With Kenya’s new constitution making it easier for Kenyans to try and secure justice – and prevent a repeat in the future – Claire Mc Evoy discusses the public and political response to the sexual and gender-based violence which remains common in Kenya today.

10 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 10 2014: Insight on Conflict’s Kenya Correspondent, Louise Khabure, outlines the history of Kenya’s local peacebuilding committees. Although the concept has been widely praised, their implementation has often created more problems than it has solved.

10 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 10 2014: With Al Shabaab attacks on the rise and the legacy of 2007's election violence still fresh in the collective memory, the debate around how best to provide security in Kenya has become increasingly militarised. Jeremy Lind argues that the potential for devolution to find a political rather than violent solution to competing interests risks being overlooked, as people look to central government for a solution.

14 Nov 2014 description
report Peace Direct

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%.

14 Oct 2014 description
report Peace Direct

October 14 2014: Aden Abdi argues that a mixture of robust conflict management, good governance and addressing historical injustices are key to a durable solution, not just in Mandera but also across the whole of northern Kenya.