Browse by Theme: Conflict & Fragility

The Make Words Matter policy paper documents UN resolutions passed during the course of the Syria conflict, and statements made by senior UN officials, senior national policymakers/leaders, and Syrian civil society.

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CARE International is calling on the UK government to do more to assist people fleeing crises around the world, to host vulnerable refugees in the UK, and to show global leadership on this issue. This briefing paper outlines our priority asks to the UK government to deliver on this, with specific focus on displaced women and girls.

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Women’s participation in humanitarian action drawing on global trends and evidence from Jordan and the Philippines

This report, based on extensive research and consultations by CARE International, argues that efforts to protect and assist people caught up in natural disasters and conflict will be more effective if women can contribute.

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One year after the London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region, 3 NGO platforms and 28 organisations, including CARE, have reviewed whether donors and host governments have fulfilled their commitments, and whether their actions have led to an improvement in the situation for refugees and host communities in the region.

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As the international community gathers for the London Somalia Conference, the role of women in determining the country’s future is high on the agenda. So what are Somali women saying about women’s political participation in their country?

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A new Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, launched by the International Growth Centre and chaired by David Cameron, has recently been announced. It points out that “Fragility is a distinctive phenomenon that calls for distinctive policy approaches. It has been under-researched, and what is known from research has not been used effectively.” Let’s hope that DFID are listening and contributing (which presumably they are, as they fund the IGC) as their approach to economic development in fragile states remains unclear, even after the publication of the new Economic Development Strategy (“the ED Strategy”).

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Today, ministers and senior diplomats from around the world meet with the UN, EU and states involved in the Syrian conflict for a high-level Conference (5 April) to identify ways forward on the crisis. This happens as news from Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib in Syria suggests that an aerial bombardment using chemical weapons has left over 50 dead, and the situation escalates across multiple besieged areas across the country. At the top of the agenda is the question of ‘reconstruction’ – yet what does ‘reconstruction’ mean in a country still at war?

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