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04 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Parents' decision to marry off their young daughters is influenced by concerns about poverty, protection from rape and its stigma, prevention of pregnancy outside marriage, and from the influence of other communities – all issues exacerbated by displacement. Rather than solving these problems, child marriage isolates girls from what opportunities exist.

Nine of the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are fragile states. Yet married girls are invisible in humanitarian programming.

04 May 2016 description

L’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) continue d’être marqué par une crise humanitaire qui affecte plus de 1,8 million de personnes déplacées internes. Les attaques et les violences armées sont la principale cause de déplacements, soit plus de 79% de l’effectif cumulé total. En moyenne, durant le premier trimestre, 2 000 personnes se déplaçaient par jour. La Province du Nord-Kivu, avec près de 800 000 personnes déplacées, soit plus du tiers de l’effectif national, demeure la province la plus touchée par la problématique des déplacements.

03 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Burundi, UNHCR continued to monitor returns and carry out its refugee response programmes. However, freedom of movement is becoming increasingly restricted, limiting access to persons of concern.

  • In Rwanda, the Government, UNHCR and its partners successfully facilitated the organisation of the triennial refugee representative elections, which took place from 22 to 23 March.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

30 Apr 2016 description
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April 29 2016: 12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict. Kevin McCann reports on their work from a recent visit to Bujumbura.

Since protests began a year ago – and especially since an attempted coup nearly unseated President Pierre Nkurunziza in May 2015 – the situation in Burundi has steadily deteriorated.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Expected average harvest will sufficiently cover local demand

KEY MESSAGES

  • Average to above-average Msimu rains in the unimodal areas will likely result in a near-normal harvest. Poor households remain market dependent and face income opportunity constraints following the conclusion of agricultural activities. This area is Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and will likely improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) with the beginning of the harvest season in May, but there will still be populations that have higher levels of food insecurity.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

28 Apr 2016 description

Executive summary

Since its inception ten years ago, the DRC Humanitarian Fund (DRC HF) has mobilized nearly $925 million and allocated more than $893 million through 1,250 projects.

27 Apr 2016 description

1. Résumé exécutif

L’étude des marchés vise à collecter des données liées au fonctionnement des marchés dans les provinces du Nord et Sud Ubangi, en République Démocratique du Congo afin de les mettre à disposition des décideurs. De manière spécifique, l’étude des marchés vise à comprendre le comportement des marchés et à relever et analyser la disponibilité et l’accessibilité des populations aux produits alimentaires à travers les marchés.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

26 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in North Kivu affect at least 45,000 IDPs

  • UN extends MONUSCO’s mandate through March 2017

  • USAID/OFDA support improves relief actors’ operational security

KEY DEVELOPMENTS