This case report examines the impact of internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the social life and culture of an eastern Ukrainian town: Pokrovsk. It explores the impact on this town of both an influx of IDPs and the relocation of one of the country’s largest universities.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia is among the world’s most enduring current crises. As a result of conflict and a very weak central state, the country ran for two decades on an informal economy and localized authority. Though still ranked on the Fragile States Index, government capacity in Somalia has been steadily rebuilt since 2013.
This case report explores the challenges faced by Afghan refugees who had been living in Pakistan and returned to Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. It explores the returnees’ experience of reintegration back into their home country and focuses on their access to land, as land ownership is the main pillar of the Afghan government’s official reintegration strategy. Further, it is nearly impossible to have status at the neighborhood level, to find work, or to become socially respected without owning land.
New Report Documents “Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War”
Report by Martha Mundy distributed by the World Peace Foundation documents patterns of Coalition targeting of civilian, agricultural and fishing sites.
In 2015, 2,605 living victims from northern Uganda nominated two lawyers to represent them in the case against Dominic Ongwen, ongoing before the International Criminal Court (ICC). In January 2016, 70 charges were confirmed against Dominic Ongwen. The Legal Representative for the Victims hired the services of a team of experts from Tufts University and Harvard University to conduct an independent, in-depth assessment of the victims’ experiences before, during, and after the attacks at Abok, Odek, and Lukodi internally displaced camps.
Findings and recommendations for food security analysis: South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen March 2018
1. Executive Summary
The current crisis in South Sudan is one of the world’s most challenging humanitarian operations.
This makes for a difficult environment for gathering and analyzing data: The country is large, population is widely dispersed, and limits on transportation and telecommunications are severe.
The IPC system has been able to address many of these challenges, and it has also learned from its experience. This learning has not always been easy, and many challenges remain.
Since the mid-2000s, an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the three northeastern states of Nigeria has spread to the greater Lake Chad basin. The Boko Haram conflict turned into a major security problem that led to widespread displacement and a major humanitarian catastrophe. UNOCHA estimates that more than 20,0000 people have been killed, 1.6 million are internally displaces, and 200,000 are living as refugees in neighboring countries.
This report investigates food security resilience in Far-Western Nepal. We explore avenues to implement a low-cost food security resilience monitoring system; develop a theoretical framework and quantitative methodology for measuring resilience; and qualitatively explore the effect of transnational migration and remittances on well-being, gender equality, and livelihood choices.
Marina Lažetić and Teodora Jovanović
Aisling O’Loghlen, Nondo Nobel Bwami
Jessica Sadye Wolff
Between 2004 and 2014, UNHCR’s Confidence Building Measures (CBM) program helped more than 20,000 refugees in the Tindouf desert camps of Algeria to visit their families in Western Sahara, from whom they’d been separated since the conflict in Western Sahara began (late 1970s). The CBM program was brought to a halt by politics, but the report suggests that the time is right for this ‘humanitarian bridge’ to be re-opened.
This report gives a human perspective of the experiences and personal impact that CBM’s family visit flights program had on Sahrawi refugees and their families.
This study is a contribution to the understanding of pastoralism-farming dynamics in Dar Sila, in relation to their natural, social, and economic environment.
This three-page document from the Tufts University School of Engineering for the Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance network summarizes interventions that can be implemented to control cholera, and are intended to interrupt transmission of cholera via water. It details approaches for bucket chlorination and household disinfection, and cites research questions for the R2HC Project on these methods
In many protracted emergencies, the prevalence rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) regularly exceed the emergency threshold of > 15% of children with acute malnutrition (< -2 weight-for-height z-scores (WHZ) or with nutritional edema), despite ongoing humanitarian interventions. The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it is a policy and programming priority.