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13 Feb 2016 description

New York – As we mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world.

“Again this year, the multiplication of conflicts and the brutality of tactics of war have made children extremely vulnerable to recruitment and use,” said Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

12 Feb 2016 description

Les Ministres des Affaires étrangères et les représentants des États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région se sont réunis à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 28 janvier 2016, en marge de la 28ème Session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine.

11 Feb 2016 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Thursday 2/11/2016 - 15:15 GMT

Uganda's army said Thursday it had taken custody of a top Lord's Resistance Army rebel captured in Central African Republic, and would transport him home.

Okot George Odek, once one of LRA supremo Joseph Kony's most trusted aides, was held by Seleka rebels in CAR who on February 6 handed him over to US special forces, working alongside Ugandan troops hunting the LRA.

10 Feb 2016 description

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 10:24 GMT

A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group, a local police source told AFP Wednesday.

"We have a list of LRA chiefs who are wanted and considered dangerous... and the one who has just been handed over to American forces is commander Okot Odek," said the police source in Obo, a city in eastern CAR where Ugandan and US forces tracking the LRA are based.

10 Feb 2016 description

Haile Menkerios, head of the United Nations (UN) office to the African Union (AU), speaks to the PSC Report about the ‘division of labour’ between the UN and the AU when it comes to peacekeeping.

He also addresses the issue of UN funding for AU peacekeeping missions and whether the two institutions see eye to eye on the issues of human rights and robust peace enforcement.

Who is responsible for peace and security and fighting terrorism in Africa, the UN or the AU?

09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

05 Feb 2016 description

Données collectées en septembre 2015

La collecte des données relative à cette enquête est faite par le service des statistiques agricoles du Ministère de l’Agriculture (IPAPEL) en partenariat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) et le cluster sécurité alimentaire.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR

  • 2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Feb 2016 description

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were represented at the meeting, in their capacity as guarantors of the Framework.

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

02 Feb 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 1,696,962 internally displaced people
  • 643,046 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
  • 263,000 refugees in South Sudan
  • 20,694 refugee new arrivals in South Sudan
  • 10 refugee camps
  • 6 UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites for IDPs
  • $116,275,632 in funding received by UNHCR (28% of the budget required for comprehensive needs)
01 Feb 2016 description

Welcome to Issue 43 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

• “VAM Talks” Podcast Goes Live

• mVAM in Malawi

• ALNAP Case Study on mVAM

• El Niño Implications and Scenarios for 2015/16

• Focus on the El Niño impact in the Southern African Region

• Market Analysis

• Food Security Information Network

• Emergency Food Security Assessments

• Baseline Studies

• Inter-Agency Work

• Capacity Development and Guidance

• Gender Analysis in VAM

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.