Fragility and conflict

Fragility and conflict

Humanitarian crisis, conflict, post-conflict, peacebuilding, violence.

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2022
This essay provides a conceptual discussion of what risks to peace entail and how such risks might be considered severe, acknowledging that perceptions, values, and social scale must be grappled with in the identification of severity.
Climate Risk Management (Elsevier)
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2022
Looking ahead to 2050, this paper presents three scenarios for the part of the Sahel comprising Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Each scenario is characterised by a different level of vulnerability and resilience to the future effects of climate change.
CASCADES
What was known: Weather forecast availability and communication in conflict-affected countries
2022
This paper examines the efficacy of Early Warning Early Action in conflict-affected countries: whether global forecast models predicted historical floods in conflict-affected regions and whether forecast information was communicated for droughts.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Truck carrying hay on a road covered with water after a flood. Altai, Mongolia.
Climate-related disasters are driving increased levels of risks, vulnerability human rights abuses, disrupting livelihoods, increasing displacement, influencing the spread of diseases, worsening global public health and threatening lives overall.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters
New research shows how serious storm events - such as cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes - lead to the deterioration of democracy in island nations as political agents seize a window of opportunity that is a breeding ground for autocracy.
Deakin University
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2022
This paper builds on existing work to identify ostacles, including discussions convened by the International Committee of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the World Bank on climate action in conflict settings.
Overseas Development Institute International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre International Council of Voluntary Agencies Mercy Corps United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees World Food Programme
A Syrian girl at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
The topics of this special issue cover crises of different nature and provides a platform for discussion from various perspectives, including but not limited to individuals and local communities, volunteer groups, community-based organisations.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
A young boy walking across a refugee camp in Syria.
IOM and IDMC invite members of the DRR community to comment on a newly created set of standard displacement-related metrics and indicators which will strengthen the ability of DRR actors to integrate displacement in their work.
International Organization for Migration Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre