Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Somalia

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published in October 2019 a policy paper titled "Climate-related Security Risks and Peacebuilding in Somalia" by Karolina Eklow and Florian Krampe.

The authors conclude that climate-related change in Somalia has reduced livelihood options and caused migration. It has also left significant parts of the population in a vulnerable condition. These climate-related security risks contribute to grievances and increase inequality and fragility, which in turn pose challenges for the implementation of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia's (UNSOM) mandate. The impacts of climate change have hindered UNSOM in its work to provide peace and security in Somalia and in its efforts to establish functioning governance and judicial systems.

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