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About Colin Walch

Colin Walch is a PhD candidate at the department of peace and conflict research in association with the Centre for Natural Disaster Science (CNDS) at Uppsala University. His research focuses on the impact of armed conflict on disaster-risk reduction and management, mainly in the Philippines. He previously worked for different NGOs in Liberia, Colombia and Belgium. He can be contacted at:

Articles by Colin Walch

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Typhoon Haiyan: natural disaster meets armed conflict

The huge destruction in the Philippines in the November typhoon hit a poor region already long affected by violent conflict. The two are deeply related, says Colin Walch, who was conducting research in the area when the typhoon struck.

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