Disaster globalization Evaluating the impact of tsunami aid

By Peter Walker | July 2005

The tsunami and earthquakes that hit the Indian Ocean 26th December 2004 caused a disaster so extreme and so unusual that it pushed all our models of response to the…

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Mapping the Security Environment Understanding the perceptions of local communities, peace support operations, and assistance agencies


The data presented and analyzed by the study in three cases-Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone-offers intriguing and provocative look at the wide-ranging security needs of local communities and the uneven…

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Darfur: Livelihoods Under Siege


It is almost two years since the beginning of the rebel insurgency in Darfur, but the conflict continues, the ceasefire has been frequently violated, and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis…

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Coping with War, Coping with Peace Livelihood Adaptation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1989-2004


This study uses a livelihood framework to examine and analyze household livelihood strategies across three time periods in six rural villages in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three time periods examined are the…

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The Alchemy Project: Final Report, 2001-2004

By Karen Jacobsen | November 2004

The Alchemy Project began in 2001 as a pilot program to explore whether income generating interventions do support the livelihoods of forcibly displaced people. Our long-term goals were to work…

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