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Joel Thorpe

Joel Thorpe is an aid worker and former diplomat who has spent the last 15 years working for research organizations, NGOs and government on humanitarian emergency and recovery programs across fragile and conflict affected states in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. As Team Leader for the ACAPS Yemen Analysis Hub from 2018 to 2021, he researched the impact of the conflict on Yemen’s economy, supply chains and social services, environmental and natural disaster risks, the humanitarian data landscape, and the impact of counter terror legislation on humanitarian needs.

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Development is Coming: Be Careful What You Wish For

March 8, 2024
Since 2021, Yemenis have become more strident in their calls for new and better ways of providing aid.[1] Yemeni experts have warned that prolonged cycles of short-term humanitarian aid can entrench dependence and have called for a transition toward development approaches that could set the foundation for a sustainable post-conflict economy.[2] … Read more