Annual Report 2009

As the members of the International Steering Group of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Confl ict (GPPAC) began to arrive in the Philippines for their annual meeting in early October 2009, typhoon Ketsana was wreaking widespread death and destruction across the North of the country. It showed once again the devastating impact that natural disasters may have in the global South – an impact that is already causing the displacement of populations and is likely to lead to future confl icts over land and water.

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