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16 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population.

Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death. While the reopening of Aden port and airport is a positive development, it is insufficient to cover the needs of the entire Yemeni population.

09 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.

09 Aug 2017 description

INGOs in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.

02 Aug 2017 description
report Saferworld
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Executive Summary

Major developments in Myanmar’s peace process have brought to the fore a critical debate about the future of the country’s security sector. In October 2015, the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw), which ruled the country for decades and retains significant political powers, signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with eight ethnic armed organisations (EAOs).

26 May 2017 description

We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.

03 May 2017 description

Editor's note: The following joint statement was issued on April 25th by seven international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen, namely Action Against Hunger, Médecins du Monde, Norwegian Relief Council, Saferworld, Save the Children, Tearfund, and War Child. Action Against Hunger republished the statement on May 2, 2017 in light of new warnings from the United Nations against possible attacks on Hudaydah port.

23 Mar 2017 description
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Yemen

Mr President,

This statement is made on behalf of Save the Children and 16 NGOs, comprised of national, regional and international human rights and humanitarian civil society actors, including organizations that provide humanitarian assistance and support to vulnerable children and families in Yemen.

We are concerned by the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen as highlighted in the High Commissioner’s oral update on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 33/16 of October 2016.2

24 Feb 2016 description

This report captures the main experiences and findings of the Capacities for Peace project. Implemented by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, the project worked with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in 32 conflict-affected countries.

Introduction

18 Nov 2015 description

In an open letter to EU Foreign Ministers, the Norwegian Refugee Council and 14 other aid agencies called for concerted EU action to address the ongoing political, security and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The agencies highlighted the grave conditions for civilians in Yemen after eight months of fighting, with regular violations of the laws of war and restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid. Up to 13 million people are going hungry, they said.

21 Oct 2015 description
report Saferworld

Summary

The current crisis unfolding in Yemen has roots in a political culture that promoted corruption and patronage among the country's political elites at the expense of the country's wider population, which experienced shortages in basic services, including water, healthcare, education, security and justice. The 2011 uprising made it clear that the way the country was run was no longer acceptable to the majority of the populace.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Saferworld

1. Introduction

The UN Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has affirmed that the post-2015 development framework should include a Goal 16 to:

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

31 Dec 2014 description

Innovation and practice for early warning and conflict prevention in response to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The effects of protracted conflict in Syria have been keenly felt in Lebanon, host to over one million Syrian refugees. Tensions between host communities and refugees have increased, with a spate of attacks recorded. Municipalities and civil society at the frontline of efforts to respond must be strengthened in their efforts to prevent violence in their localities.

31 Oct 2014 description
report Saferworld

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Research tells us that socially constructed gender norms which associate masculinity with power, violence and control can play a role in driving conflict and insecurity.

12 Jun 2014 description

Six years after the guns fell silent, and months into the second iteration of the Peace, Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP), the question of whether northern Uganda is truly at peace remains unanswered in many people’s minds.