Category: Conflict

A collaborative approach to a nutritional crisis in an area accessible only by air

Merlin started working in Sierra Leone in 1996 in response to health and nutritional crises caused by the civil war and is currently supporting programmes in both Kenema District in the East of the country and in Freetown.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 21)

A fragile situation in Sudan: review of the 2001 nutritional situation


Issue 15, April 2002 (page 19)

Afghanistan: who is to blame?

“If you look at the past year or so, you could blame the Taliban, but you must look to the roots of the crisis” - Anuradha Mittall, Institute for Food and Development Policy, based in Washington.

Issue 14, November 2001 (page 11)

Aid and Erosion of Humanitarian Principles in Sierra Leone

Published paper.

Issue 7, July 1999 (page 8)

Analysis of looting in the Somali war

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 22)

Better understanding vulnerability in Serbia

This field article describes ACF’s experiences1 in Serbia where vulnerability assessment findings were used to inform, and hopefully influence, activities and social policy at a local and national level in Serbia.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 30)

Border Closures and Nutrition in Gaza

The political situation in the Gaza Strip has resulted in a high level of international media attention.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 18)

Breastfeeding and Mortality in Emergencies

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 5)

Cash and Vouchers in Emergencies

Summary of published paper.

Issue 26, November 2005 (page 15)

Conflict: a cause and effect of hunger

I began working as a volunteer nutritionist for an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) in July 2000.

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 9)

Delivering Supplementary and Therapeutic Feeding in Darfur: coping with Insecurity

This article describes the ongoing challenges that insecurity poses to the GOAL nutrition programme in Dafur and the strategies they have responded with.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 10)

Do poverty, poor health and nutrition increase the risk of armed conflict onset?

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 8)

Ethical research in conflict situations

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 6)

Evaluation of Dafur Early Warning and Food Information System

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 20)

Evaluation of the Impact of the ACF Therapeutic Feeding Programme in Burundi

ACF and ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Office) undertook a joint evaluation of the ACF therapeutic feeding programme in Burundi in November 1998.

Issue 8, November 1999 (page 27)

Food incentive interventions in post-conflict Afghanistan

The recently dominant models for UN and NGO interventions in Afghanistan have been food for work (FFW), food for asset creation (FoodAC), and food for education (FFE).

Issue 14, November 2001 (page 2)

Food Kitchens in Mogadishu

This article shares the positive experiences and challenges of wet food programming in the urban setting of Mogadishu, Somalia, where there is ongoing and escalating insecurity and little alternative to meet the needs of a population in acute need.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 3)

Food Preparation an Obstacle to Education

Bararud lies about 40 miles north west of Wau town in the Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan.

Issue 7, July 1999 (page 3)

Food security early warning systems in the Greater Horn of Africa

A review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 3)

Food security in Eritrea and Ethiopia

Summary of published research.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 7)

Household Food Economy Analysis

Over the past five years SCF have been working on a research programme to develop a famine early warning tool called 'Risk Mapping'.

Issue 1, May 1997 (page 11)

How many Hok does a poor man have?

A civil war has been raging in Sudan for over 17 years since 1983 with fighting between the Government of Sudan in the North and various rebel factions in the South.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 8)

Humanitarian Assistance in Sudan in 1998

Published paper.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 9)

Impact of Food Delays on Refugees

Between 1995 and 1997, Ikafe and Imvepi settlements in Arua District, North Uganda, accommodated around 55,000 refugees from Southern Sudan. The long term objective of both refugee programmes was to move towards self-reliance within a period of 5 years.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 10)

Infant Feeding in Emergencies: Experiences from Indonesia and Lebanon

On the 27th May 2006 a strong earthquake had a devastating impact on two provinces on Java Island in Indonesia killing 5,778 people. Major infrastructural damage left 3.2 million people affected.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 3)

Iraq - Sanctions Take Their Toll

Under article 41 of the United Nations Charter, the UN Security Council (UNSC) may call upon member states to apply measures not involving the use of armed force, in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 11)

Keeping schools open: school feeding in conflict and crisis

Summary of published paper.

Issue 17, November 2002 (page 10)

Lessons From a Microfinance Pilot Project in Rwanda

In 2001, Concern initiated a 3-year action research project on microfinance, funded by the Department for International Development-UK, and involving qualitative research in Angola, Cambodia, Mozambique and Rwanda.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 3)

Lessons on Cash for Work in Somalia

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 11)

Livelihoods under siege in Dafur

Summary of unpublished study.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 8)

Logistics: more than pizza delivery

Logistics play a central role in the provision of emergency assistance. The logistics machine includes the procurement, transport, storage and delivery of emergency, and possibly life saving material, to areas affected by disaster.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 13)

Long term strategies to target vulnerability in Somalia

Summary of published paper.

Issue 17, November 2002 (page 3)

Malnutrition and psychotherapy: MSF experience in the Palestinian territories

Summary of published paper.

Issue 15, April 2002 (page 4)

Malnutrition on Political Grounds

The last three years have witnessed a severe deterioration in the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 20)

Mental health needed for caring capacity

The UNICEF Framework of Underlying Causes of Malnutrition and Mortality identifies three underlying factors that influence nutritional status: food security, mother and childcare, and public health.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 8)

Mortality Amongst Displaced UNITA Members in Angola

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 5)

Mortality in the DRC

Summary of published research.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 9)

Mortality Rates in Conflict Affected Darfur

Published paper.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 10)

MSF experiences from Afghanistan: Maslakh camp

Maslakh camp is located approximately 20 km from Herat in Western Afghanistan. A period of drought and conflict in the region led to large numbers of IDPs moving into the camp in late 2000.

Issue 16, August 2002 (page 18)

Nutritional monitoring of pre-school children in DRC

Summary of published research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 12)

One hundred years of famine – a pause for reflection

As the millennium draws to a close, memories of the appalling man-made famine in southern Sudan last year are hard to erase.

Issue 8, November 1999 (page 20)

Patterns of mortality rates in Darfur

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 12)

Postscript to 'Impact of food aid delays on refugees'

We asked WFP to comment on this article. The comments below were written by Amir Abdulla and members of the WFP Uganda programme as well as Peter Dijkhuizen of WFP Rome.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 11)

Postscript to 'Responding to the food crisis in Zaire'

This article serves to both construct a chronology of events in and around Kisangani between May and September 1997 and a socio-political analysis of those events. Having read the article we would like to add further information.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 14)

Postscript to 'Therapeutic Feeding in an insecure area'

We asked Yvonne Grellety of ACF to comment on this article. A summary of her comments follow: Rather than responding to the specific experience described in the article, I would like to respond to some of the more general issues and principals that this very interesting article raises. I will draw from the considerable experience that ACF have of working in insecure areas.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 18)

Project on humanitarian principles and practice for food distribution in conflict

Research in progress.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 4)

Protecting production in Africa’s forgotten war

Still bearing the brunt of a 30-year civil war, millions of Angolans are facing severe food and fuel shortages, artillery attacks on many of the main cities, and the terror of being caught between two warring forces.

Issue 8, November 1999 (page 5)

Rhino Camp, Uganda: A Refugee Perspective

Late last year, nutritionist Grace Abu, visited the Rhino Refugee camp in Northern Uganda for a two day period to see family and friends.

Issue 5, October 1998 (page 16)

Selective Feeding in War-Ravaged Northern Uganda

Implementation of selective feeding programmes in highly insecure environments can throw up a number of difficult operational challenges. In this article GOAL describe specific challenges related to default and programme monitoring and their attempts to address these (Ed).

Issue 23, November 2004 (page 20)

Shabunda: the ‘forgotten Kosovo’

Summary of article.

Issue 16, August 2002 (page 5)

Starvation and Future Cardiovascular Disease

Summary of published paper.

Issue 22, July 2004 (page 6)

Sudan: The Perils of Aid

In the course of Sudan's long civil war it has become easy to create famine, easy both for the government and for factions in the south of the country once in rebellion against the government, but now allied with it against the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the surviving core of the southern rebel movement.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 20)

Suspected Thiamine Deficiency in Angola

This article describes MSF-Spain’s field experience in the detection and management of a suspected outbreak of beriberi in Angola.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 26)

Targeting in complex emergencies: the cases of Somalia and Columbia

Summary of case studies.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 13)

The Changing Nature of Livestock Raiding and its Role in Famine

Summary of published paper.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 10)

The effect of trade sanctions on health and nutrition

Summary of published paper.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 5)

The right to nutrition

Summary of unpublished paper.

Issue 16, August 2002 (page 11)

The Risks of Wet Feeding Programmes

The author of this article, Steve Collins is a medical doctor. During the autumn of 1996 he was Oxfam's health team leader in Liberia. This article is based upon his experiences during this period, while setting up a wet feeding programme in the village of Vonzula, situated in Grand Cape Mount county of Liberia. It highlights the need for an adequate assessment of the local patterns of disease before establishing wet feeding programmes.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 4)

Therapeutic Feeding in an Insecure Area

Liberia has a history of virtually continuous civil war since 1989. Some say that 75% of the population of 2 million are or have been displaced during that time. The most recent agreement between the warring factions (Abuja Accord 2, signed in August 1996) allowed for disarmament (Nov. 22 '96 to Jan. 31 '97) followed by elections which resulted in the election of Charles Taylor as President.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 17)