Existing research on the disaster-conflict nexus is commonly too general to inform practice. A scenario-based approach that centres on comparable cases can help aid actors to learn, identify and apply best practices in their specific context.
Research from the ‘When disaster meets conflict’ programme analyses how state, non-state and humanitarian actors respond to disasters in three conflict scenarios: high-intensity conflict, low-intensity conflict and post-conflict. This research brief presents a selection of key findings from 5 years of research led by Prof. Dorothea Hilhorst. Country case studies include Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Nepal.