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The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

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Amnesty

Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Burundi : Le verrouillage - Lorsque l’espace politique se rétrécit

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Amnesty

Burundi : la peur s’installe, sur fond de violences politiques et de répression gouvernementale

Le parti au pouvoir au Burundi mène une campagne musclée d’intimidation contre les détracteurs du gouvernement, et son organisation de jeunesse commet des crimes en toute impunité alors que des élections sont prévues dans le pays en 2015, écrit Amnesty International dans un rapport qu’elle publie mardi 29 juillet 2014.

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Locked down: A shrinking of political space

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Amnesty

Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.

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Preventing election violence in Burundi through peer-support

By Caroline Madueno

In 2010 the first democratic elections took place in Burundi after a long and devastating civil war. The election period was marked by violence and political unrest, involving violence between youth supporting the ruling CNDD-FDD party and those supporting the opposition FRODEBU. Widespread youth poverty and unemployment were the main factors pushing youth to take part in violence.

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New film documents community healing and livelihood recovery after war

“Burundi has gone through war. Burundians fled, left everything behind, many lost their lives, anarchy reigned. … In the hearts of those who stayed back and those in the bush were severe pains. Blood had been shed and could be felt everywhere. This made everyone wounded.” —opening to “Life after conflict in Burundi: Socio-economics and trauma healing”

A new documentary film featuring five Burundians shows how healing from trauma helps make way for rebuilding community in the wake of protracted violent conflict.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Council Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region , 22 July 2014

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European Union

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Brussels, 22 July 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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Paix et processus de réconciliation en péril au Burundi

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IRIN

BUJUMBURA, 21 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - Quinze ans après l’accord de paix qui réclamait sa création, une Commission Vérité et Réconciliation (CVR) va finalement être mise sur pied pour examiner les crimes commis depuis 1962 au Burundi. Mais les controverses et les désaccords, qui grippent le mécanisme depuis le début, sont toujours d’actualité, ce qui remet en question l’efficacité de la commission. La préoccupation centrale est de savoir si la CVR aura un champ d’application sélectif.

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MCC canned meat and food for tomorrow

MCC provided partner organization Help Channel Burundi with canned meat to address needs of newly repatriated Burundians who had been living in Tanzania.

By Ed Nyce

AKRON, Pa. – Faida Alex is 22 years old and is from Burundi. Until late 2012, he had never lived there.

In 1972, long before he was born, his parents left Burundi during turmoil in the country. They landed in the Mtabila refugee camp in Kasulu, Tanzania. Later, people fleeing the 1993-2005 civil war in Burundi joined them.

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Rapport de l’observatoire de la violence armee au Burundi

By Caroline Madueno

On July 4th, the Burundian National Commission against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (CNAP) presented, in partnership with AOAV, the first report from the Burundi Armed Violence Observatory.

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Burundi: la prochaine élection présidentielle fixée au 26 juin 2015

07/18/2014 14:28 GMT

BUJUMBURA, 18 juillet 2014 (AFP) - La prochaine élection présidentielle au Burundi a été fixée au 26 juin 2015, a annoncé vendredi la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (Céni), la communauté internationale s'inquiétant des restrictions aux libertés politiques dans ce pays.

Un éventuel second tour aura lieu le 27 juillet 2015, a précisé le président de la Céni, Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye, lors d'une cérémonie à Bujumbura.

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Tdh’s interventions in East and North Africa [EN/FR]

In East and North Africa, Terre des hommes (Tdh) helps vulnerable children build a better future. In particular, the Foundation assists working children by offering services to enable them to get access to education and a better work environment. Tdh also makes employers and local communities more aware of the risks of exploitation. Mechanisms for identifying, guiding and monitoring the most vulnerable children (orphans, migrants, etc.) are put in place. And finally, Tdh works to strengthen the judicial system for minors by way of advocacy, workshops and training courses.

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DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet 30 June 2014

UNHCR operational highlights

• A UNHCR-OCHA mission from Geneva and New York visited Kinshasa, from 10-11 June 2014, for the official roll-out of the new Refugee Coordination Model (RCM), which is a result of the joint UNHCR-OCHA Note on Mixed Solutions: Coordination in Practice, in Democratic Republic of Congo. The overall goal was to introduce the new RCM, reflect on existing coordination practices and the current interface between refugee and IASC coordination, as well as identifying lessons learned and good practices to assist future field application.

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Burundi’s troubled peace and reconciliation process

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IRIN

BUJUMBURA, 17 July 2014 (IRIN) - Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the controversies and disagreements that have dogged the mechanism since it was first mooted continue to reverberate, casting doubt on its efficacy, with the key concern being whether the commission’s purview will be selective.

IRIN:

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Il faut mettre fin à la répression des opposants et des détracteurs du gouvernement

Les condamnations de membres d'un parti d'opposition, prononcées à l'issue d'un procès inéquitable, devraient être annulées

(Nairobi, le 16 juillet 2014) – Les autorités burundaises devraient mettre fin à la répression qu'elles font subir aux membres des partis politiques d'opposition. Elles devraient également annuler un jugement rendu le 21 mars 2014, selon lequel 48 personnes ont été condamnées à des peines de prison allant de deux ans à la perpétuité.

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Halt Crackdown on Opponents, Critics

Quash Conviction of Opposition Members After Unfair Trial

(Nairobi) – Burundian authorities should halt their crackdown on opposition party members. Officials should also quash a March 21, 2014 verdict in which 48 people were handed sentences ranging from two years to life in prison.

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