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In the context of refugee crises, what is the evidence base that moving from emergency humanitarian response to longer-term development-focussed activities that promote refugee selfsufficiency and resilience reduces overall operational costs and saves money in the long run?
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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Mutahi, P. and Ruteere, M.
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Huff, A., Dowd, C., Okech, A., Muteru, A., Shahrokh, T., Zadi Zadi, P., Alidu, S.M. and Allouche, J.
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Men’s experiences as victims of sexual and gender-based violence remain little recognised in research, policy or practice. Mainstream narratives generally continue to depict men as perpetrators of violence and women as victims. Yet, having been linked to forced migration in contexts of armed conflict, sexual violence against men is slowly becoming recognised as far more widespread than was previously thought.
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Abstract: This paper provides a comprehensive view of household responses to insecurity by examining chances along the extensive and intensive margins of livelihoods during a conflict.
Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between violent conflicts and risky sexual behavior in Uganda. We use geographical and temporal variation in conflict intensity and a difference-in-differences approach to evaluate how individual exposure to conflicts in the past 5 years influences the decision to engage in risky sex. We find that exposure to more conflicts leads to safer sex practice. We further investigate how the relationship between risky sexual behavior and violent conflict exposure varies depending on the malaria risk in the region where individuals live.
Abstract: We study the effect of civil conflict on social capital, focusing on the experience of Uganda during the last decade. Using individual and county-level data, we document large causal effects on trust and ethnic identity of an exogenous outburst of ethnic conflicts in 2002-05. We exploit two waves of survey data from Afrobarometer 2000 and 2008, including information on socioeconomic characteristics at the individual level, and geo-referenced measures of fighting events from ACLED.
Author: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
No. of pages: 114
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Institute of Development Studies
ISBN: 978 1 78118 043 3
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Hilary Benn called on April 24 for a mass movement involving the public and politicians to tackle the 'global and historic struggle' of climate change.