Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Op-Ed: Social protection during conflict: reflections on Tigray

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Conflict and an ensuing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have led to substantial population displacement and threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions. In a situation where rising needs outstripped preliminary humanitarian responses and where safety net programmes that were purposed for shock-response have been curtailed or stopped functioning altogether, what are the limits to social protection in times of acute conflict?

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