The humanitarian sector is stretched to the limit. It is struggling to meet the growing demands posed by the changing nature of conflict, the changing nature of disasters and the protracted nature of crises. The prospects for the future are no better, with 125 million people currently requiring humanitarian assistance and 60 million being displaced.
This report sheds light on the experiences of young smugglers in the marginalised Kasserine region of Tunisia, at a time when the country is facing heightened security concerns, political uncertainty and large-scale unemployment. It is based on the findings of over 20 interviews with young people aged between 18 and 34, including women engaged in the ‘suitcase trade’ (hiding items in their suitcases when crossing the border). It highlights the complex socio-economic and political relationships they enter through involvement in border economies.
We work with the media to increase access to plural, ethical reporting in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, and to foster open debate informed by an understanding of the diverse views and needs of a wide range of stakeholders.
This paper assesses the role that peace education can play in addressing young Syrians’ needs and increasing their resilience in the face of violence, displacement and war; in particular their resilience to recruitment by armed groups.
This report sets out research findings on what makes young Syrians vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist groups in the Syrian conflict and explores sources of resilience to mitigate that vulnerability.
This report aims to help peacebuilders to better capture the impact of integrating gender into peacebuilding projects.
This report is based on research into the gender dimensions of humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings from a peacebuilding perspective, using the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as a case study from which lessons can be drawn for other contexts.
This paper explores how the principles of conflict sensitivity can enhance and provide additional considerations for companies conducting human rights due diligence in conflict-affected settings.
This paper looks at the impact of changing patterns of labour migration in Tajikistan.
This report analyses the findings of interviews with almost 800 young people aged between 18 and 34 living in the deprived neighbourhoods of Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen in Tunis, which are marked by high unemployment rates, school dropouts and insecurity.