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This aerial view shows the camp of Deir Ballut for internally displaced people in the Afrin region of Syria's rebel-held northern Aleppo province, inundated following heavy rainfall on May 24, 2024.
Climate-Induced Displacement: A Conversation With Julia Blocher and Andrea Milan
Each year, millions of people migrate within and beyond their own countries because of rising temperatures and weather-related disasters. This new policy brief on climate-induced displacement from the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East explains the term “climate mobility,” distinguishes between voluntary and forced migration, and explores the challenges and opportunities presented by this reality of our times.
Ana Martín Gil, Kelsey Norman, Poema Sumrow, Sarah Sowell June 14, 2024
Solar power plant Maram
Toward Smart Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region
Rapid urbanization and expansion of cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has created new opportunities — along with environmental risks, lack of financial and natural resources, and social disparity. In a new issue brief, visiting research scholar Osamah Alsayegh explores how developing smart sustainable cities can bring social and economic benefits to the growing urban population.
Osamah Alsayegh June 6, 2024
Podium speaker tribune with US flags and sign of White House
Striving for Maternal Health Equity: The Biden-Harris Blueprint
The U.S. faces worsening maternal health disparities and mortality rates due to lack of access and unaddressed systemic barriers to health. In an issue brief, fellow McClain Sampson and co-author Priscilla P. Kennedy summarize the Biden-Harris Maternal Health Blueprint to achieve maternal health equity through a comprehensive approach and also describe a model of care for Medicaid recipients that is aligned with the Blueprint.
June 3, 2024
Marijuana medical oil.
Texas Hemp Is Booming: Protect Consumers via Regulation
From 2020 to 2023, sales of hemp-derived cannabinoids increased by 1,283%, reaching a value of $2.78 billion last year. Although the Texas hemp industry is booming, lack of regulation poses risks to public health. A new brief from the Drug Policy Program makes specific recommendations for strengthening and enforcing current laws — ensuring consumer safety while also providing economic benefits for the state.
Drug Policy Program May 31, 2024