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The Next Frontier for Disaster Risk Reduction: Tackling Disasters in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

Author: Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: ODI research has tried to better understand the relationship between disasters and conflict, to consolidate what is known about those affected by disasters who also happen to live in fragile or conflict-affected contexts in this report. To access this resource, please click here: “The Next […]

When Disasters and Conflicts Arise: Improving Links Between Disaster Resilience and Conflict Prevention

Author: Overseas Development Institute, Department for International Development (DFID) Publication Date: February 2013 Summary:This study assesses the evidence base for how natural disasters3 affect conflict, how conflict affects natural disasters, and how people living in complex environments are affected by multiple risks. We also consider what can be learned from current practices to improve conflict […]

Disaster-Conflict Interface: Comparative Experiences

Author: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Publication Date: 2011 Summary: UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) initiated this study with a strong empirical focus on exploring the interface between conflicts and disasters. Disaster-conflict interface contexts are defined as those settings where disasters (risks, events and recovery) have […]

The Relationships Between Food Security and Violent Conflicts: The Case of Colombia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Publication Date: December 2017 Summary: The relationships between food security and violent conflicts are conditioned, mediated and influenced by the specific context in which they take place. In the case of Colombia, the main mechanism whereby the armed conflict has had a negative effect on […]

The Relationships Between Food Security and Violent Conflicts: The Case of El Salvador

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: El Salvador is a peculiar case in that over three decades it has faced two different types of violence consecutively (the civil war and widespread post-war violence), which have had different impacts on food security. The Civil War had a […]

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in […]

Food Security, Sustaining Peace and Gender Equality: Conceptual Framework and Future Directions

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: The main objective of this study is to generate knowledge and make meaningful, evidence-based and actionable recommendations to governments and other stakeholders, particularly international organizations and FAO staff, on the nexus between supporting food and nutrition security, building peace and stability, […]

Conflict, Migration and Food Security: The Role of Agriculture and Rural Development

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Publication Date: 2017 Description: Protracted conflicts around the world have been a main cause of a rise in global hunger in recent years. How conflict creates food insecurity, and when conflict and food insecurity drive people to abandon their […]

Assisting Uncertainty: How Humanitarian Aid can Inadvertently Prolong Civil War

Author: Neil Narang Publication Date: 2014 Description: Humanitarian aid has rapidly emerged as a core component of modern peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. However, some practitioners and policymakers claim that humanitarian assistance may actually prolong conflict. The cur- rent debate about the effect of humanitarian aid on conflict under specifies causal mechanisms and takes place largely through […]

Webinar 15: Trauma-Informed Conflict Transformation

Webinar Date and Time: December 20, 2017 at 1:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: Trauma, and the effects of trauma, have been largely overlooked when addressing long-term conflict. There is increasing evidence that trauma-informed approaches result in greater social, economic and political stability. Angi Yoder-Maina and Belkys López from the […]

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