Addressing Armed Violence in East Africa

John Siebert Africa, Armed Conflicts

Authors John Siebert and Kenneth Epps To date, development interventions and disarmament efforts have not routinely been linked in building sustainable development and sustainable peace in response to situations of armed conflict. This is surprising, for it is widely recognized that assistance delivered without sensitivity to conflict dynamics can frustrate problems and destroy the usefulness of investment. Produced by Project …

The Responsibility to Protect: East, West and Southern African perspectives on preventing and responding to humanitarian crises

Tasneem Jamal Africa

Author Greg Puley Working Paper 05-5 This paper draws on the findings of a series of consultations carried out in East, West and southern Africa in 2004 and 2005. It has two primary objectives: (1) to provide an overview of current efforts to develop a more effective multilateral approach to preventing and responding to serious humanitarian crises in Africa, with …

The Responsibility to Protect: Building consensus in East and West Africa

Tasneem Jamal Africa

The unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, where in the past year fighting has caused the death of 50,000 people and forced over a million to flee their homes, has once again brought to light the overwhelming challenge of ensuring the protection of vulnerable people and communities in Africa. Oxfam has calculated that in the past ten …