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Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance: Phase 2 Synthesis Evaluation, final report

June 23, 2017

ACCRA, which began implementing its programme in Mozambique, Uganda and Ethiopia in 2009, works with national and local governments and civil society groups in the countries where its programmes are implemented to tackle complex climate change issues and work towards increasing community adaptive capacities, transforming governance systems and achieving climate justice.This evaluation of phase 2 of the programme used a participatory, reflexive and theory-informed methodology to assess the extent to which the programme objectives were met. Also available are case studies on Mozambique and Uganda; see downloads on this page.

Right to a Future: Empowering refugees from Syria and host governments to face a long-term crisis

November 6, 2015

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, the four million people forced to flee the country have no foreseeable prospect of safe return. And as the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries grows and aid dries up, the situation for these refugees is becoming increasingly dire.This briefing calls for a new approach by the international community, including Syria's neighbours; one which offers hope, safety and dignity to the millions of refugees, and gives them a chance to contribute to the societies and economies of their hosts.

From Crisis to Catastrophe: South Sudan's man-made crisis - and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015

October 1, 2014

More than two million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan. Famine has been narrowly avoided in 2014. As the dry season begins, the brutal conflict that provoked this disaster is about to get worse. Without an end to the fighting - and unless more aid can be delivered to those who need it - famine remains a serious threat in 2015. By committing to more vigorous diplomacy and swift action, the world has the chance to prevent that.This joint briefing note published by Oxfam and 35 other agencies sets out the steps humanitarian agencies, parties to the conflict, the Government of South Sudan, the UN Security Council, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the international community must take to prevent a worse situation in 2015.

How Disasters Disrupt Development: Recommendations for the post-2015 development framework

December 9, 2013

Disasters have a devastating impact on development. Families lose homes, livelihoods and loved ones; communities lose businesses, jobs and services; children - particularly girls - miss school, and the list of impacts goes on. The incidence of disasters from natural hazards is increasing in every region of the world; reported weather-related disasters have tripled in 30 years.This joint agency briefing calls for a strong commitment in the post-2015 development framework to reducing the impact of disasters. And as 2015 draws nearer it is more important than ever to make significant progress in integrating disaster risk reduction across all the key policy frameworks; including the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action and a new international climate change agreement. Unaddressed, the impacts of climate change and disasters will place local and national progress on development at risk.

Keeping the Lifeline Open: UK remittances and markets in Somalia

September 6, 2013

Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3bn each year to friends and families at home - more than total humanitarian aid to Somalia. Of these remittances, more than £100m million comes from the United Kingdom.This briefing shows how banks and regulators are in danger of inadvertently undermining this lifeline and driving it underground, as the interpretation of legislation on money laundering and counter terrorism becomes tighter in UK and USA, and banks become more risk-averse. Plans by Barclays to close all UK Somali Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) will have an effect beyond the UK, as many MTOs based in Europe route money to Somalia through the UK.Somalia currently has no formal banking sector, and this corridor is the only official means of getting money into the country.See also Keeping the Lifeline Open: Remittances and markets in Somalia