- IPI: The Intervention Brigade - Legal Issues for the UN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Top humanitarian official calls for “more, sustained attention” to crisis in Katanga EN / FR
- WFP Ebola Emergency Preparedness and Response Update #5
Appeals & Funding
- Plan de Réponse Stratégique pour la République démocratique du Congo 2014
- Central African Republic Revised Regional Response Plan January - December 2014
- DRC Pooled Fund
After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.
The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.
The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.
Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.
Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises
14-05-2014 News Release 14/81
Joint IDMC-UNHCR press release - A record 33.3 million now displaced by war worldwide, as one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds - Report
33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence says a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.
• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 19% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 1% compared to the previous quarter.
• Nominal prices of maize (-31%), wheat (-8%) and rice (-23%) are significantly below a year ago due to strong supplies.
• Real prices2 of maize are up by 5% since the last quarter of 2013 given a surge in demand and high trade forecasts against comfortable stock levels after 2013 record crops.
28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria
GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).
En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.
In Pakistan, political turmoil worsened as the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani following his contempt of court conviction for refusing to reopen a corruption case against President Zardari. Gilani’s departure deepened the standoff between the courts and the executive and legislative branches; a standoff that plays into the hands of the Pakistani military.
People internally displaced by conflict and violence
For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.
Committee on the Rights of the Child
3 February 2012
Adopts Concluding Recommendations on Reports of Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Madagascar, Togo, Thailand and the Cook Islands
Comité des droits de l'enfant
3 février 2012
Il a examiné des rapports sur l'Azerbaïdjan, le Myanmar, Madagascar, le Togo, la Thaïlande, les Îles Cook et la République démocratique du Congo
Le Comité des droits de l'enfant a terminé aujourd'hui, à Genève, les travaux de sa cinquante-neuvième session, qui s'était ouverte le 16 janvier.
16 January 2012
The Committee on the Rights of the Child this morning opened its fifty-ninth session, hearing an address by Kyung-wha Kang, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, and adopting its agenda.
Committee on the Rights of the Child
12 January 2012
Situation of Children’s’ Rights in Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Madagascar, Togo, Thailand, Cook Islands and Niue to be reviewed
Conseil de sécurité
6642e séance – matin & après-midi
Au lendemain de l’attribution du prix Nobel de la paix 2011 à trois éminentes personnalités féminines, le Conseil de sécurité a tenu aujourd’hui son débat annuel sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité, au cours duquel il a adopté une déclaration présidentielle en vue de remobiliser le système des Nations Unies et les États Membres dans la mise en œuvre de sa résolution pionnière 1325.
6642nd Meeting (AM & PM)
Calling for Change, Secretary-General Says Women’s Participation Remains Low in Official, Observer Roles; Pledges United Nations ‘Will Lead by Example’
The Security Council today stressed the importance of promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls, as well as increasing women’s participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding, as it reviewed progress on implementation of its landmark resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security.