Accession Number : AD1042439

Title :   Engendering Responses to Complex Emergencies: Lessons from South Sudan

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : National Defense University Fort Lesley J. McNair

Personal Author(s) : Walender, Akinyi R

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Like so many before it, the current crisis in South Sudan is a classic example of what humanitarians term a complex emergency-- a major humanitarian crisis that was not caused by a single natural disaster, but by a combination of political and ethnic conflict, social inequality, poverty, and many other interrelated factors. As such, those looking to end the emergency and pave the way for long-term peace in South Sudan have a range of dynamics to consider, from the causes of the conflict and the protection of civilians to addressing basic humanitarian needs and building a foundation for a stable society. Yet, whether they are delivering security assistance or food aid, national and international organizations frequently overlook another dynamic that runs through all of these areas: the gender dynamic.

Descriptors :   lessons learned , SUBSAHARAN AFRICA , gender , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , ethnic groups , domestic violence

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE