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Middle East and North Africa

Safety and Security in Yemen: Main Challenges and Stakeholders

Ensuring safety and security has been one of the most pressing challenges for Yemeni society. In this short article, Mohammad Al-Shami (2015) looks at the factors causing instability and reducing security in Yemen, including the presence of non-state armed actors…

12 Nov 2015 Resource

Kobani: a city of rubble and unexploded devices

This fact sheet highlights findings from Handicap International’s assessment mission conducted in Kobani last April 2015. This fact sheet reports an appalling illustration of the devastating consequences of the intensive use of explosive weapons in populated areas by all parties in…

12 Jun 2015 Resource

The use of explosive weapons in Syria: a time bomb in the making

Based on an analysis of 77,645 incidents collected between December 2012 and March 2015, this study conducted by Handicap International in 2015 shows that explosive weapons are the most commonly used weapons in the Syria conflict with more than four…

5 Jun 2015 Resource

Mapping features of armed groups-Houthi Rebels

This analysis by Other Solutions Consulting (2015) assesses the operational context of Houti rebels militia active in Yemen, where the group fights for more economic and religious autonomy. The document provides an overview with regard to structural organization and military…

1 Jun 2015 Resource

Mapping features of armed groups- Ansar Bait al-Maqdis

This analysis by Other Solutions Consulting (2015) assesses the operational context of the armed group Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, active since 2011 in the Sinai Peninsula. The document provides an overview with regard to structural organization and military capacities of the group, as…

1 Jun 2015 Resource

MENA Regional Analysis-Libya

This document (2015) is part of a multi-country analysis by Other Solutions EU focusing on MENA hotspots. The document gives an overview of the developing crisis in Libya, analysing key players, and further assessing the most recent development in the Country.

1 Jun 2015 Resource

MENA Regional Anlysis-Yemen

This document (2015) is part of a multi-country analysis by Other Solutions EU focusing on MENA hotspots. The document reflects on Yemen’s complex ground situation, with multiple factions struggling for power. It further highlights the vast humanitarian implications in addition to the intervention of regional powers…

1 Jun 2015 Resource

MENA Regional Analysis-Egypt

This document (2015) is part of a multi-country analysis by Other Solutions EU focusing on MENA hotspots. The document highlights the most recent security concerns in Egypt, particularly focusing on Jihadist groups in North Sinai peninsula. The document also assesses the Government’s response to…

1 Jun 2015 Resource

No Escape – Civilians in Syria Struggle to Find Safety Across Borders

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) report on Syrian Civilians difficulty to find safe border crossings, they outline their recommendations for the international community, host countries and humanitarian agencies, NRC and IRC further analyse the context of Syrian…

8 Dec 2014 Resource