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IHSA´s Humanitarian Blog Posts Selection

IHSA is pleased to present its weekly selection of humanitarian blog posts.

Climate change and the ongoing COP27 take the front seat in our blog post selection this week. From the possible impact of climate change on migratory processes, climate security issues, and the possible relationship of climate change with conflict (or not), to the role of disaster risk reduction.

The invasion of Ukraine and immigration issues are still present. Along with them, other posts discuss the complexity of responding to multiple crises and about the challenges of financing simultaneous responses.

We hope you find this week’s selection interesting, and we wish you a good week ahead! 
Our selection for the week: 7 - 13 November
Climate change and human rights – The significant action of Gabon in protecting human rights in a changing climate
By: Cristiano d’Orsi - Via: Africanlegalstudies.blog
#Africa #climte change #human rights

It is interesting to consider the extent of the impact of climate change on the African population in Gabon from a human rights perspective, aiming to determine the extent to which the existing legal framework provides protection for people suffering human rights abuses because of climate change. Read more
A perfect storm? The impact of the Ukraine war on donor priorities
By: Carina Strøm Smith & Pinar Tank - Via: NCHS
#Ukraine #donors #humanitarian relief

Two seemingly unrelated global events in September – the devastating floods in Pakistan and the Russian closure of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline – intersect on the issue of funding for humanitarian relief. This blog examines the impact of the Ukraine war on donor priorities. Read more
Adaptive Management in large programmes: Great new Practical Guide
By: Duncan Green - Via: Oxfam from poverty to power
#Governance #Politics # Aid

Adaptive management is not applicable in all programs and should not be undertaken lightly. Many prominent adaptive management examples come from the governance field, which inevitably work with complex political problems. Gender, education, water, and waste management programs have all succeeded in managing adaptively. Read more
Who gets what: how to get climate finance working for the people who need it most
By: Namita Khatri - Via: ICRC blog - Law and Policy
 #Climate change #conflict #humanitarian action 

There is increasing awareness in the periphery of climate discussions – notably by humanitarians, peacebuilders and donors whose funded operations cover both traditional humanitarian and climate concerns – of the huge blind spot of climate action in places affected by conflict. Read more
Armed Conflict and Climate Change: How These Two Threats Play Out in Africa
By: Halvard Buhaug - Via: PRIO blogs
#Climate Change #Africa #conflict

There are also frequent claims about looming “climate wars”. These depict a chaotic world with unsustainable mass migrations, devastating weather-related disasters and violent clashes for survival in an era of rapidly diminishing resources. However, the link between climate change and conflict is weak when compared to the main drivers of conflict, notably poverty, inequality and weak governance. Read more
Out of sight, out of mind: Europe’s increasing pushback against migrants
By: Duncan McLean - Via: The Conversation
#Europe #migration #refugees

The term pushback has been described by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants as measures that result in “migrants, including asylum seekers, being summarily forced back” without assessing their protection needs, to their point of crossing, be it land or sea. Read more
Whose climate security? Or why we should worry about security language in climate action
By: Corinne Lamain - Via: ISS Blog Bliss 
#Climate Change #conflict, peace building and security

The climate crisis is becoming an international focal point, and budgets for climate change mitigation and adaptation are getting larger. At the same time, debates on ‘climate security’ involving some of the most powerful actors globally can be discerned.  We need to ask ourselves, our governments, and corporations some difficult and counterintuitive questions: does much-needed action on climate change have harmful environmental and social effects, especially for marginalised groups living in and of water, land and forests? Read more
A three-pronged plan for COP27
By: Suvojit Chattopadhyay Via: Institute of Development Studies
#Climate change  #disaster preparedness and response

Ahead of COP27 the author tells us the ambitious actions the world should take to start addressing the challenges of climate change. 'We’ve got our work cut out.' Read more
War in Ukraine: What the Russian withdrawal from the key area of ​​Kherson means for the conflict (in Spanish)
By: Christopher Morris Via: The Conversation
#Ukraine #conflict, peace building and security

Russia has announced that it is withdrawing its forces from the city of Kherson. This represents another setback for Putin's campaign. Its apparent abandonment will surely have important implications. Read more
The “polycrisis” and global development finance: options and dilemmas
By: Cameron Hill Via: Devpolicy Blog 
#Development  #Finance

With a worsening hunger crisis spurred by food and fuel inflation, war in Europe, slowing global growth and rising debt distress, ongoing COVID-related supply chain disruptions, an unfolding climate change reckoning, and intensifying geopolitical fracturing, the notion of a “polycrisis” has well and truly entered the global lexicon. Read more
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