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27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.

23 Jul 2017 description

1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June

274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

18 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Samuel Totten, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

17 Jul 2017 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

17 Jul 2017 description

Food insecurity reached unprecedented levels in South Sudan in June, with an estimated 6 million people (50 per cent of the population) projected to be severely food insecure, including 1.7 million on the brink of famine. Although the mobilization of a large-scale multi-sectoral humanitarian response was able to halt the localized famine declared in Leer and Mayendit in Unity in February, 45,000 people were estimated to be facing Catastrophic (IPC Level 5) food insecurity. June saw an overall reduction in armed clashes compared to May.

17 Jul 2017 description

Today the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect celebrates the World Day for International Justice. Holding perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable for their actions plays an essential role in delivering justice for victims of mass atrocity crimes and preventing their recurrence. Every state, and the international community as a whole, has a role to play in this historic battle against impunity.

15 Jul 2017 description

Key Messages
- The June to September main rainy season in northern areas of East Africa has so far been average to above average in most areas, supporting regeneration of pasture and favorable crop development. However, areas of central and southwestern Ethiopia, northeastern Uganda, and southwestern Kenya received below-average rainfall in June.

14 Jul 2017 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 (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). 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.

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

13 Jul 2017 description
  • 19,330 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in June 2017

  • 10,245 Refugees received vegetable seeds and agricultural tools across South Sudan in June 2017

  • 14,067 Refugees including new arrivals and previously settled in Yida relocated to Pamir camp as of 30 June 2017

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