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August 2013

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

We would love to hear your feedback via our social media channels or direct to us at communications@saferworld.org.uk 

Creating safer communities in the Ferghana Valley

Credit - Karen Wrgyz

A new documentary from Saferworld gives compelling insights into the safety and security issues people face when living in a cross-border and inter-ethnic area.

Kyrgzs, Tajiks and Uzbeks talk about the problems facing their communities as we explore the drivers of conflict and the impact of our community security project in the Ferghana Valley. 

Watch the video of our Ferghana Valley community safety project.

Find out more about our work in Central Asia.

Challenging UK arms sales

Trucks pass burning houses in a conflict zone

A damning new report by the UK Parliament Committees on Arms Export Controls has exposed the UK Government's issuing of licences for the sale of arms to repressive regimes.

In a blog first featured in the Huffington Post, Saferworld's Head of Arms Transfer Controls, Roy Isbister, states that the recent revoking of five arms export licences to Egypt by the UK Government shows lessons from supplying unstable regimes with arms have still not been learned.

Read the blog 'Lessons still to be learned from the Arab Spring'.

Read Saferworld's response to the UK Parliament Committees on Arms Exports Control's report.

The potential of policing in South Sudan

Credit - Thomas Martin

Now independent for over two years, South Sudan is still facing a range of national problems and a continued tense relationship with Sudan. Yet Saferworld research in Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal States highlights the importance of local security concerns to communities, and the progress being made putting communities at the heart of policing.

Read 'Security in South Sudan: a view from the ground'.

Watch 'Building police-community relations in South Sudan".


A short look at Saferworld


We work to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. Learn more about who we are, and what we do from our staff in this new video.

Watch the video.

Rising powers and post-2015

As we move towards a framework that will replace the Millenium Development Goals, Saferworld launches a new project on the role and impact states like Brazil, China and India will have on incorporating peace into this agenda.

Read about our new project.

Building on experience in Bangladesh

 Credit - Thomas Martin

Anomal Hoq, from Saferworld partner BRAC, reflects on his experiences implementing a community security pilot project in Kishoreganj and lessons learned for a larger scale project across five districts in Bangladesh.

Exploring India's growing role in development

Saferworld and the Observer Research Foundation, one of India's leading foreign policy institutions, explore the challenges and opportunities for India's development cooperation in conflict-affected states.

Read the report.

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