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Shifting Sands: The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond

By Yacob Aklilu, Andy Catley | April 2011

Although pastoralists in Ethiopia are often characterized as unresponsive to market opportunities, the bulk of Ethiopia’s growing formal and informal livestock and meat exports are supplied from pastoralist areas of…

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Conflict in the Somali Region of Ethiopia Can Education Promote Peace-Building?

By Simon Richards, Gezu Bekele | March 2011

How can improved primary education contribute to peace and security in the troubled Somali Region of Ethiopia? The BRIDGES project is implemented by Save the Children UK, Mercy Corps and…

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Examining Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods Literature Review

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

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

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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