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May 2017

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Welcome to the May issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.

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Inside Kenya's war on terror: the case of Lamu

Based on views of the community, this in-depth article takes a look at coastal Lamu county - battleground in Kenya’s internationally-backed war on terror with al-Shabaab. With current counter-terror strategies failing the local community, a fresh approach is urgently needed.

Read this article in our new in-depth format here.

Assessing conflict in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal


The 2015 earthquake in Nepal devastated communities who have since not been reached by government support. Based on field research in three earthquake-affected districts of the country, this report explores steps and strategies for building a stable and peaceful future.

Take a look at this report here.

Bridging divides in Kenya: lessons from a Chinese construction project

China's increasing presence in Africa brings both a number of opportunities and challenges across the continent. Saferworld has been working with Chinese construction company COVEC to encourage context-sensitive dialogues that reflect the concerns of the local community.

Read this case study here. 

Saferworld comment and analysis

The countering violent extremism agenda risks undermining women who need greater support

Incorporating, rather than co-opting, the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda in countering violent extremism discussions is vital for global stability.

A marriage of inconvenience – why USAID should not be dismantled

Recent news of the Trump administration's plans to drastically cut foreign assistance funding and dismantle USAID is analysed in the context of long-term global security.

Spend better, not less: The challenges for UK aid effectiveness

Examining the UK parliamentary reports investigating the Department for International Development's allocation of resources and aid.

International efforts to prevent diversion of arms and dual-use goods transfers: challenges and priorities

Looking at one of the greatest challenges in international arms trade, this report takes an in depth look at the diversion of conventional arms and the measures required to tackle this problem.


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