82 million people are currently fleeing war and conflict. Photo: UN Photo / Shareef Sarhan.

Editorial

Post-Conflict Development's Crucial Role in State Reconstruction

Only a few weeks ago, an eleven day conflict between Israel and Palestine united multiple world leaders and organizations to find a peaceful solution. Efforts to maintain international peace as well as to end war have contributed to creating multinational organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union. However, in many cases the conflicts repeat and create instability that continues over decades. While some nations live in the most peaceful period of their history, the 82 million people fleeing war and conflict are the highest in UNHCR history.

The need for post-conflict reconstruction and development are vital. The roots of the conflict are often related to impoverishment, poverty, inequality, social division or political oppression, to name some. Post-conflict development aims to reconcile, reconstruct the state and reduce poverty. In addition economic development and external economic assistance are important to facilitate the reconstruction of the nation.

In this newest FUF Lund Magazine issue, post-conflict development is analyzed through numerous crucial angles, from the Colombian peace process, Mayan healthcare access in Guatemala, migrants and refugees rights in Libya, to the struggles of going home, Iraq's Tishreen revolution, and ethnic tensions in Myanmar.  

What are the burning challenges of post-conflict development? How can post-conflict development and reconstruction work hand in hand in war-torn vulnerable areas? This post-conflict development magazine issue answers these crucial questions and the urgent need for a more inclusive cooperation between reconstruction and development with the local populations, to create a better future for all.

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