Publications

  • Eighth Quarterly Report on Besieged Areas in Syria

    December 14, 2017

    The eighth Siege Watch report, focusing on the period August-October 2017, calls for immediate action to save Eastern Ghouta. The international community must increase political pressure to prevent Ghouta from becoming another Aleppo. Throughout Syria, 750,000 people remain trapped in besieged areas. The majority of those, more than 400,000, are in Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus. Siege Watch is published jointly by PAX and The Syria Institute.


  • Living under a black sky

    Conflict pollution and environmental health concerns in Iraq

    December 5, 2017

    ‘Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Among other dangerous developments, the report identifies a sharp increase of hazardous artisanal oil refining.


  • Human Security Survey outcomes 2017: Eastern Lakes

    November 9, 2017

    To effectively protect civilians it is essential to know what these civilians think, experience and need in terms of their security. In order to gain knowledge on these local security dynamics as put forward by local communities, and to be able to use these survey data as a basis for discussion and dialogue among local stakeholders about security priorities, PAX developed the Human Security Survey. This placemat summarizes the main findings from the surveys conducted in Eastern Lakes state, South Sudan.


  • Human Security Survey outcomes 2017: Jonglei

    November 3, 2017

    To effectively protect civilians it is essential to know what these civilians think, experience and need in terms of their security. In order to gain knowledge on these local security dynamics as put forward by local communities, and to be able to use these survey data as a basis for discussion and dialogue among local stakeholders about security priorities, PAX developed the Human Security Survey. This placemat summarizes the main findings from the surveys conducted in Jonglei state, South Sudan.


  • Human Security Survey outcomes 2017: Basra

    October 28, 2017

    By expanding the voice and agency of civilians on the protection issues that affect them every day, security policies and how they are implemented will be more reflective of and responsive to local needs, priorities, and capacities. In order to achieve this, the Human Security Survey developed by PAX, generates both data and dialogue. This placemat reflects the outcomes of large-scale quantitative research about the nature of security threats facing civilians, and the impact this has on their daily lives and their expectations for the future in Basra, Iraq.


  • PoC Scenario Exercise

    October 21, 2017

    As part of its Strategic Partnership (2016-20) with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PAX helped organize a training on the Protection of Civilians in Rwanda, at the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) based in Musanze. The training was attended by military, police and civilian staff from 14 African nations that contribute to peacekeeping missions on the African continent.


  • Conference Report Protection of Civilians: Shared Goals Different Visions? 4 October '17

    October 20, 2017

    On 4 and 5 October 2017 the Protection of Civilians Department of PAX organized the conference ‘’Protection of Civilians. Shared Goals, Different Visions?’’. The conference brought together experts with experience in MINUSMA, MONUSCO and UNMISS, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Forsvarets Forsknings Institutt (FFI), the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and PAX to discuss current challenges in protection of civililians and to find pathways and opportunities to improving PoC in practice. The event was initiated by the Protection of Civilians department of PAX as part of its Strategic Partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  • Conference Report Protection of Civilians: Shared Goals, Different Visions? 5 October '17

    October 20, 2017

    On 4 and 5 October 2017 the Protection of Civilians Department of PAX organized the conference ‘’Protection of Civilians. Shared Goals, Different Visions?’’. The conference brought together experts with experience in MINUSMA, MONUSCO and UNMISS, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Forsvarets Forsknings Institutt (FFI), the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and PAX to discuss current challenges in protection of civililians and to find pathways and opportunities to improving PoC in practice. The event was initiated by the Protection of Civilians department of PAX as part of its Strategic Partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  • No Return to Homs

    A case study on demographic engineering in Syria

    October 13, 2017

    The report 'No Return to Homs' documents the government of Bashar al-Assad's strategy of besieging, starving, killing and transferring people from various cities and neighbourhoods in Syria. The report focuses on Homs, the first major urban centre in Syria to succumb to this siege and destroy strategy. But the same was done most recently to Aleppo, and before that to Darayya. Two other places under siege, Madaya and Douma, may suffer a similar fate.


  • Human Security Survey outcomes 2017: Kirkuk

    October 10, 2017

    By expanding the voice and agency of civilians on the protection issues that affect them every day, security policies and how they are implemented will be more reflective of and responsive to local needs, priorities, and capacities. In order to achieve this, the Human Security Survey developed by PAX, generates both data and dialogue. This placemat reflects the outcomes of large-scale quantitative research about the nature of security threats facing civilians, and the impact this has on their daily lives and their expectations for the future in Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurdistan.



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