Examining Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods Literature Review

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In the disaster context emphasis has been generally placed on the initial humanitarian and emergency response. However, recently there has been an increasing recognition of the importance and value of…

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Humanitarian Action in Pakistan 2005-2010 Challenges, Principles, and Politics

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By Marion Péchayre | January 2011

Over the past five years, Pakistan has witnessed three major crises affecting up to 18 million people. The nature and scale of these crises were different. Two were disasters caused…

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Winning Hearts and Minds?: Examining the Relationship between Aid and Security in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province

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By Geert Gompelman | January 2011

Afghanistan has been a testing ground for a key aspect of counterinsurgency doctrine, namely that humanitarian and development projects can help to bring or maintain security in strategically important environments,…

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African Migration to Israel Debt, Employment and Remittances

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This report details the migration experience and livelihood choices of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers and migrants in Tel Aviv. The research is based on a scoping study conducted by…

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Mind the Gap Commercialization, Livelihoods and Wealth Disparity in Pastoralist Areas

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By Yacob Aklilu, Andy Catley | December 2010

This was a follow up study to earlier regional analysis for the IGAD-FAO Livestock Policy Initiative that examined the benefits of livestock exports by pastoralist wealth group. Mind the Gap focuses on the Borana and Somali areas of Ethiopia, and describes the growing formal trade in meat and animals from pastoralist areas, destined for export markets.

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