Category Archives: Middle East & North Africa

Eurasia’s Megacity-equivalent Population Explosion Currently Lives in Yemen

It’s very possible that over the next decade, Eurasia is going to add an equivalent in population growth exceeding that of an Istanbul or Cairo-sized megacity from a source greatly underestimated by the security and humanitarian community. That source is … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Coup Attempt: Empty Set

In the immediate aftermath of Turkey’s attempt coup attempt on July 15, 2016, the outstanding journalist and Turkey analyst for the Huffington Post and Al Arabiya, Mahir Zeynalov, expressed this sentiment: Now things are relatively calm in Turkey, I gotta ask: … Continue reading

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Maritime Search and Rescue: the Migration Emergency

In the 1990’s, the prolific author, journalist, and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton traveled throughout the so-called “World’s Most Dangerous Places” recounting the true dynamics of conflict areas, wars, and complex emergencies. With a special interest in emerging trends, Mr. Pelton … Continue reading

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Abrupt Climate Change Is About to Transform the Entire Global Humanitarian Community

“My message to the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Community is that we are not in a steady state right now.” This is the perspective of Paul Beckwith, a Part-time Professor of Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: USAID Operations in Syria and Iraq

ReliefAnalysis is privileged to bring exclusive content from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), authored by CIDI staff.  For more information about USAID CIDI and helping international disaster survivors, please visit http://www.cidi.org or … Continue reading

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Syrian Food Aid: Two Important Lessons

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security As one of the most staggering humanitarian crises in recent decades continues to rapidly accelerate in Syria, the ability to effectively deliver food aid to vulnerable populations is paramount. 4 million Syrians cannot access … Continue reading

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If the Polar Vortex Descends on Syria

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security The Northern Hemisphere is in the depths of its winter season. Last week’s polar vortex that plunged much of the US and Canada into subzero headlines made international headlines. Temperatures that cold … Continue reading

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