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Orientation Framework

Conflict-Sensitive Approach in Overseas Co-operation

The conflict-sensitive approach is relevant as a general principle. It becomes increasingly important for the work of Welthungerhilfe in oversea countries.

The management of conflicts of widely varying types plays a key role in the overwhelming majority of countries and areas of support in which Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH) works. Natural disasters and violent internal conflicts began to increase dramatically as the 20th century drew to a close. Moreover, the conflicts over scarce resources begin to multiply, in particular conflicts over access to land and water.

The conflict-sensitive approach is thus relevant not only to those countries and regions in which conflicts are currently raging, or which have entered a post-conflict phase. This strategy is also important as a general principle, and growing more important all the time in the work of Welthungerhilfe in overseas countries.

Orientation Framework
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Language

English

Year of publication

2007

Purpose

Welthungerhilfe Information Technical papers

Topics

Development politics

Continents and countries

Africa Asia Latin America & Caribbean