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Conflict is a major cause and, in some cases, result of humanitarian crises. Conflict frequently overlaps with underlying social inequalities, poverty and high levels of vulnerability. Conflicts are direct threats to food security as they cause massive loss of life and therefore loss of workforce (which is particularly important, as agriculture tends to rely heavily on human labour), loss of vital livestock, and loss of land. Conflicts displace millions of people each year, often forcing them to flee with nothing and making them extremely reliant on the communities that offer them shelter and humanitarian aid. This can place unsustainable pressure on hosting communities that often face high levels of food insecurity and struggle to make ends meet.

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Estimate of the percent of total Indigenous and Community Lands - not formally recognised by the State - as a percentage of the country's total land area.

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31 Enero 2018
Colombia

30 ene. CI.- Una denuncia pública realizada por el Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado -Movice- del Departamento Sucre (Costa Caribe del país) indicó que los hermanos Humberto Manuel Escobar Mercado, Prisciliano Manuel Mercado García y Manuel Eusebio Osorio Escobar fueron asesinados por hombres encapuchados que vigilan las inmediaciones de la finca La Concepción -a la cual se disponían a retornar- pero que fue adquirida en gran parte por William Martínez.

24 Enero 2018
Colombia

Entre las montañas de la cordillera occidental y el cañón del río Cauca se encuentra el municipio de Suárez, al norte del departamento del Cauca. Este territorio alberga a campesinos, afros e indígenas que se encuentran organizados en consejos comunitarios, asociaciones campesinas y resguardos indígenas. De hecho, es un conjunto de comunidades culturales y étnicas que han vivido el abandono estatal desde décadas atrás y que desde sus expresiones organizativas le apuestan al buen vivir en armonía con la naturaleza.

2 Enero 2018
Argentina

Las muertes de Santiago Maldonado y Rafael Nahuel fueron los eslabones más conocidos de una cadena de violencia contra comunidades originarias. Los hechos más relevantes.

 

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La Agencia Ecologista de Información TEGANTAI, nace en el año 2009 con un objetivo fundamental: proporcionar a la ciudadanía y a los medios de comunicación elementos de investigación en ecología popular y medio ambiente. Nuestra filosofía se enmarca dentro de la corriente del ecologismo popular y la comunicación para el cambio social. Creemos con firmeza en la libertad de expresión como una herramiental fundamental para fortalecer los procesos democráticos en el Ecuador y en América Latina.

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ASF serves the most vulnerable people waiting for justice

ASF intervenes in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted.  Justice in those countries, too often arbitrary, does not guarantee the security of the population.  Conflicts are not satisfactorily resolved before the local courts.  People whose rights have been abused tend to resort to vigilante justice, which evolves into the law of the strongest or richest, and contributes to a climate of violence.

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We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security.

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The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

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The motto of the Copperbelt University is "Knowledge and Service" . Enshrined in the motto are the following strands:

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The Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (EASSRR) is a bi-annual journal published by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA). Since the publication of its maiden issue in January 1985, the EASSRR has been serving as a regional forum for reflective thinking and critical discourse on the economic, political, and social aspects as well as development issues of the countries and sub-regions within the Eastern and Southern African Region

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This website offers a platform for exchange on environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC). It aims to foster sustainable peace and development by gathering and disseminating knowledge. It also seeks to create networks among stakeholders in the global environment, climate, foreign policy and security communities.

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O INEST é um cen­tro de for­mação e pesquisa voltado para a análise das questões estratég­i­cas rel­a­ti­vas à Defesa Nacional e à Segu­rança Inter­na­cional. Tem como obje­tivo desen­volver e con­sol­i­dar o pen­sa­mento brasileiro na área, for­mando recur­sos humanos grad­u­a­dos e pós-​graduados na área dos Estu­dos Estratégi­cos e das Relações Inter­na­cionais. O mandato de seus debates e reflexões é global. É uma insti­tu­ição, em todos os sen­ti­dos, não par­tidária e plural.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies journal encourages and publishes research and studies in the field of Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Communication Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Management, Philosophy,Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.

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IRRI was founded in 2004 to inform and improve responses to the cycles of violence and displacement that are at the heart of large-scale human rights violations. 

Over the last 12 years, we have developed a holistic approach to the protection of human rights before, during, and in the aftermath of displacement, by focusing on: 

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Khalifa Foundation-KF started its activities as non government development organization since 1994 to establish human rights for the vulnerable communities in southwest region of Bangladesh. It has been working on the issue of livelihoods, climate change, women rights, child rights and land rights through public awareness, capacity development and alternative income generation.

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