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• In delivering assistance to civilians in areas controlled by non-state armed groups (NSAGs), humanitarian actors sometimes have no choice but to make payments or provide incidental benefts to NSAGs.
Globally gender remains a key factor in differing health outcomes for men and women. This article analyses the particular relevance of gender for debates about global health and the role for international human rights law in supporting improved health outcomes during public health emergencies.
Energy use by displaced people is economically, environmentally and socially unsustainable. Children and women bear the greatest costs. In 2014 household energy use among forcibly displaced people amounted to around 3.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. This minimal energy use generates disproportionate emissions.
Executive Summary and Recommendations
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in partnership with Chatham House and the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, convened the first meeting of governmental and other experts to discuss ways to strengthen the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
The discussions established the parameters of a roadmap for complementary work streams on this topic for OCHA and others, including partner States, United Nations actors, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and civil society.
Despite strong economic growth in many countries of the Horn and Sahel, environmental and demographic changes coupled to low levels of political inclusion and high instability mean that the risk of acute food crises is likely to increase. Conflict and geopolitics act as risk multipliers, meaning that full-blown famine remains a real threat, as was seen most recently in Somalia during 2011.
An informal Expert Meeting on Procedural Safeguards for Security Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict was convened by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Chatham House, bringing together experts with a military, academic, government and NGO background. The discussion was focused on outstanding legal and operational issues linked to internment practice.
The WorldToday.org November 2009
Andrew Jarvis, SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND RESEARCH GOVERNANCE, CHATHAM HOUSE
Looking back through the mists of the credit crunch to the world before Lehman Brothers went bust, it is a little too easy to forget that food prices were making the news. From the end of 2007 to the middle of last year, the world saw the largest increases in a generation.
This report addresses three key questions:
- Why will oil and gas transit pipelines become more important to global energy markets in the future?
- Why has the history of such pipelines been littered with conflict between the various parties?
-What might be done to improve this record in the future and make transit pipelines less troublesome?
This Chatham House Report argues that together with competition for land and higher demand resulting from increasing affluence and a growing global population represent a major challenge for global food security.This report - a longer follow-up to an April 2008 Chatham House Briefing Paper entitled Rising Food Prices: Drivers and Implications for Development - sets out to look beyond the immediate causes and impacts of the global food price crisis of recent months, towards the medium and longer term.
Alex Evans, Centre on International Cooperation, New York University
Despite the international focus on protection of children in armed conflict, there remains a disturbing paucity of information about the actual use of and impact of conflict on children in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Attempts at gauging the number of children within the ranks of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka only began in 2001 and there is little information on child soldiers within the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN(M)).