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      Risk in humanitarian action: Towards a common approach?

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      This report by Victoria Metcalfe, Ellen Martin and Sara Pantuliano (HPG- the Humanitarian Policy Group, 2011), depicts “the range of contextual, propragmmatic and institutional risks involved in humanitarian action, how these risks are viewed and managed by the humanitarian community.…

      Policy Document 2011 English

      Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Legal Obligations

      “Lord Ashdown’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR) has raised the bar for the UK Government. It has given direction, reminded us of key principles and outlined a new approach to ensure we are fit to respond to emergencies in the…

      Report 2011 English

      Managing Aid Agency Security in an Evolving World: The Larger Challenge

      Acceptance, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      This GISF article by Koenraad Van Brabant (2010) considers security management by international aid agencies against the realities of an evolving wider world. It describes the broad challenge of ‘acceptance’ which stretches far beyond the management capacity of security personnel,…

      Paper, Briefing 2010 English GISF publication

      New literature on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

      Context Analysis

      This report by the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (2010) provides an overview of some of the recent academic, policy and practitioner literature on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It focuses on literature produced since mid-2007,…

      Guides 2010 English

      Haiti – the stakes of the post-quake elections

      Context Analysis

      This report by the International Crisis Group (2010) analyses Haiti’s political elections in a tense political context shortly after the earthquakes. “Haiti votes in a month’s time – on 28 November 2010 – for a new president and nearly an…

      Report 2010 English

      Crime, politics and violence in post-Earthquake Haiti

      Context Analysis, Safety

      In this 2010 peacebrief by Louis-Alexandre Berg and the United States Institute of Peace, the rise of crimes in Haiti after the earthquakes are analysed. “Crime and violence is increasing in Haiti because significant numbers of prisoners (around 5000) escaped…

      Paper, Briefing 2010 English

      Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

      Context Analysis

      This PeaceBrief by Virginia M. Bouvier (2010) considers the swift move by new President Santos, in Colombia, to meet leaders of neighbouring countries, and the surprising move by the leader of FARC in inviting the President to enter dialogue without…

      Paper, Briefing 2010 English

      Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in North Africa

      Context Analysis

      This report written by James Cockayne, Jason Ipe, and Alistair MillarCenter through the Center of Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (2010) deals with counter-terrorism strategy in North Africa. “The states of North Africa have each had to confront their own unique, in…

      Report 2010 English