Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Sudan: The Push and Pull of Progress and Impasse

BY ASA COOPER In 2019, Sudan appeared to be at a turning point, with a sharp 3.2 point drop on the FSI as civil society demanded change. Protests[1] sparked by economic grievances quickly evolved into a widespread movement against 30-year dictator Omar al-Bashir. The Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), a broad-based political coalition of […]

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Famine in Somalia: Crisis and Innovation

BY ASA COOPER Somalia is facing one of its worst food crises[1] in recent history. An unprecedented four consecutive failed rains[2] have created drought conditions that have left over four million people at severe levels of food insecurity and displaced[3] hundreds of thousands from their homes. The crisis has been exacerbated by conflict and insecurity […]

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Tajikistan: “A Tightly Controlled Environment”

BY EMILY SAMPLE Tajikistan is the smallest and poorest country in the central Asian region and is almost completely enveloped within the Pamir mountain range. In 2020, Tajikistan’s indicator rankings held mostly steady across the board. Despite this seeming lack of change, these scores reflect a resilience to the potential downward spiral that was possible […]

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Young and Resilient: Timor-Leste in the Time of COVID-19

BY NATALIE FIERTZ When the Global Health Security Index was released in late October 2019, barely more than a month before COVID-19 infected its first person, Timor-Leste was ranked 166th out of 195 countries. Poor – the country has a GDP per capita of just over $1500, the lowest in East Asia – and with […]

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Towards Inclusive Employment for Peace

BY ELIZABETH KARIUKI – INTERNATIONAL ALERT International Alert is a peacebuilding charity that has worked for 30 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace in communities affected by violent conflict.

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Ranking 30th on the 2022 #FragileStatesIndex Pakistan has long struggled across fragility indicators. @AparnaPande identifies Pakistan's recent and long-term challenges, including political, economic, and environmental volatility

The fragile state of Pakistan

Fragile Pakistan’s economic, political and security challenges are dire as the fifth-most populous state enters an election year.

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Misinformation and hate speech were used extensively by the Nazis to vilify Jews and justify the Holocaust. They are still being used to divide communities and incite violence today. #HolocaustRemembranceDay CC @UNHOP

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.

Home, belonging, and the Holocaust

This year, the theme of the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on Friday, is “home and belonging”, two concepts that were systematically...

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[email protected] has published the first-ever issue of its #StateResilienceIndex 2022. If you have ever wondered which are the most & least #resilient countries worldwide & what the link is between women’s empowerment & #resilience, check out our article➡️https://t.co/WH0dNK7fUS

This year we made significant impact @CEPASDAfrica by reaching thousands of people both directly and indirectly via online & offline programs
Thank you team and partners for this giant feat @gpforg @fundforpeace @SFCG_ @macfound @NEDemocracy @FordFoundation @USAIDAfrica @UNESCO

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