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Protracted crises and transitions

Hero image description: Soldier on patrol along the frontline in Mogadishu, Somalia (Kate Holt/IRIN)

Since most protracted crises are characterised by violent insecurity and either weak or abusive state institutions, humanitarian engagement increasingly takes place alongside other modes of engagement (security, state-building, development). How to configure these together constitutes an issue of concern to ODI as a whole. Issues of principle combine with questions about ‘what works' in different kinds of context, though generalisation is dangerous.

Sub themes

  • Early recovery
  • Programming in fragile states
  • Relief to development transitions
  • Protracted crises