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27 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations

New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide


By Breda Gahan

HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.

23 Jan 2015 description

Le Plan de contingence Elections 2015 de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi a été officiellement lancé ce 22 janvier 2015. Le lancement de ce plan a été fait par le Ministère des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération Internationale devant un parterre de partenaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi. En plus des invités de la famille Croix-Rouge et Croissant-Rouge, les représentants des différents ministères partenaires à la Croix-Rouge du Burundi, les missions diplomatiques et consulaires, les organismes du Système Unies et les ONG’s ont pris part à cette cérémonie.

23 Jan 2015 description

In January 2015, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$99.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief in 12 countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. Some $77.5 million will go to six countries affected by the crisis in Syria. Another $14 million will support aid operations in three countries in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, where the long running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to have disastrous effects.

23 Jan 2015 description

(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.

23 Jan 2015 description

Rwanda - Dans le cadre du Programme commun de retour et de réintégration durables des Nations Unies et du Ministère chargé de la gestion des catastrophes et des affaires des réfugiés (MIDIMAR) financé par la Suède, l’OIM a intensifié ses efforts visant à accroître la réintégration durable des Rwandais de retour des pays voisins, notamment de République démocratique du Congo, de Tanzanie et du Burundi.

22 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

21 janvier 2015 – Face à la montée des tensions politiques en cette année électorale au Burundi, et en dépit de progrès significatifs en matière de consolidation de la paix, le gouvernement du pays doit s'efforcer d'ouvrir l'espace politique s'il tient à éviter tout retour en arrière, a déclaré mercredi le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires politiques, Jeffrey Feltman.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

22 Jan 2015 description

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for January to June 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

Seasonal Performance

  • The remainder of the October-to-February Xays/Dadaa rains over coastal areas of Djibouti and northwestern Somalia are likely to be near average.

22 Jan 2015 description


Natascha Zupan and Sylvia Servaes

“Unless Colombian NGOs successfully convey their multidimensional understanding of peace to the international development community, the paradoxical situation could quickly arise in which overseas funding for their work is ultimately linked to the perpetuation of the armed conflict, not to the attainment of a lasting peace.”

21 Jan 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7364th Meeting* (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Marking the drawdown of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) at the end of 2014, the Head of the Organization’s political affairs department, in a detailed summary to the Security Council today, underscored the progress made in that country’s peacebuilding over the past decade, as well as the remaining challenges regarding upcoming elections, democracy and development.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

20 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

BUJUMBURA , 20 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Deux semaines après les combats qui ont secoué le nord-ouest du Burundi pendant cinq jours, très peu d'informations ont filtré sur l'identité du groupe armé qui est entré dans le pays avant d'être défait par l'armée. Les combats et le manque d'information suscitent l'inquiétude, alors que les élections de mai et juin s'organisent sur fond de méfiance entre le gouvernement et l'opposition.

20 Jan 2015 description

Under the Swedish-funded One UN / Ministry for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) Joint Sustainable Return and Reintegration programme, IOM has stepped up efforts to boost the sustainable reintegration of Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.

The organization last week (13-16/1) trained some 84 trainers who will soon train some 770 selected returnees and vulnerable members of returnee host communities in Rwanda in income generating activities.