The Safe Water System Manual is designed to
take people through the necessary steps to initiate the planning process,
assemble a team, decide between various water treatment and storage options,
and devise strategies for distribution, cost recovery, promotion, behaviour
change, and monitoring and evaluation.
This paper examines whether humanitarian assistance
in war zones can support efforts to promote conflict prevention and peace-building.
Its four main parts provide the following information:
- Overview of current debates on humanitarianism, conflict and peace-building
- Case studies of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Liberia
- Comprehensive analysis of key findings
- Main conclusions and recommendations in light of findings
This document examines the effect of small arms
on development, and highlights the importance of combating the uncontrolled
spread and misuse of these weapons as a central development-policy concern.
For this purpose, the following issues are discussed:
- Problem of small arms in developing countries
- Initiatives for combating the spread and misuse of small arms
- Recommendations for combating the problem of small arms
With the underlying assumption that gender equality
is an essential prerequisite for any sustainable development and peace-building
activity, this paper offers an analytical framework and guidelines on gender
mainstreaming in crisis prevention and conflict management. This is shown
both on a conceptual and practical level.
by Eric G. Berman A publication of the Small Arms Survey
The Small Arms Survey (SAS)
The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an independent project associated with the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS) at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Established in 1999, the SAS is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and by contributions from the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
At a glance
New documents available on the EHA website:
Health, Peace and Humanitarian Cease-fires
by Jon M. Ebersole
Militarised violence presents what is perhaps the most vexing challenge to the achievement of the goal of health for all. While not a member of the UN’s Executive Committee on Peace and Security, WHO is nonetheless positioned to play a crucial peacemaking role in some of the world’s most difficult trouble spots.
From Health in Emergencies Issue 8
The establishment of high quality, functioning acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance - a critical step to polio elimination - is possible in countries affected by emergencies, as shown in the examples of Afghanistan, Angola and Somalia.
The value of the free market shopping basket is a more accurate indicator of expenses for food and hygiene products, given that the state prices column includes products released in limited amounts which are difficult to find.
* Please note: The State Commodity Reserves are no longer releasing oil, sugar and detergent into the retail shops.