The Darfur conflict is now in its sixth year, and has drawn in a complex web of local, national, and transnational interests, which play out in different types of inter-connected conflict throughout the region. From the start of the conflict in 2003, protection threats and restricted access have been major challenges to the humanitarian community. Since then the level of insecurity, the numbers affected, and degree of humanitarian access have evolved and changed.
From 2006-2008, we researched the role played by migration and remittances in the livelihoods of conflict-affected people in Darfur, focusing on the changes and adaptations in two urban centers, between 2003 and the present. We conducted two case studies using surveys and qualitative research. The first was of the five IDP camps outside the town of Zalingei (West Darfur), and took place in November-December, 2006. The second was of both IDPs and residents in the town of Kebkabiya in North Darfur, in June 2007. This report is in two parts.
A significant proportion of humanitarian
assistance is now delivered by NGOs which have (in effect) become federated
transnational organizations, alliances of members from different countries,
all seeking to provide assistance in times of crisis. This report describes
research carried out to better understand how these transnational bodies
organize their membership, delivery structure, and accountability systems
in times of crisis.