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Aid spending on humanitarian response, governance and security

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Blog by Lisa Walmsley I’m going to the Humanitarian Policy Group meeting on the humanitarian system and humanitarian space on Friday – so thought I’d put some quick figures together on aid to conflict-affected and fragile states; and on aid spent on humanitarian response, governance and security. The data behind these graphs can be found […]


Mexico's war on drugs certainly looks like war

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There are periodically instances of violence that question our understanding of what constitutes a conflict. The Mexican government’s four-year war on drug cartels, which they consider a direct threat to the state, is one of those. The levels of violence are staggering and are certainly comparable with major inter-state conflicts. An estimated 28,000 people (Mexican […]