- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update May 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2015/331)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin March 2015 | Issued on 24 April 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Non-state security actors are growing increasingly important in fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa. This has led to a multiplication of informal security arrangements between security providers, such as vigilantes, local militias, faith-based organisation and private security companies, individual army units, and citizens.
Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
The US government is continuing to exercise pressure through the application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) by granting partial waivers to some states in order to end their unlawful recruitment and use of children in conflict. In its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, the US Department of State listed nine states, namely the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chad, this year, does not figure in the list compiled by the US State Department.
9.6 million people remain displaced in the region
In 2013, a climate of insecurity persists in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), despite the presence of the United Nations’ (UN) largest peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO.[i] DRC’s recent past saw armed groups mushrooming and successively challenging the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). In vast, contested areas, territory repeatedly changes hands and the region remains marked by recurring changes in alliances between armed groups as well as their continued re-configuration and (re-)emergence.
Welcome to the January 2014 issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) Conflict Trends. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Real-time conflict event data is published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) where it is updated monthly.
Nearly 750,000 people displaced since March 2013
Regional Activities: African Union – United Nations – World Bank/TDRP partnership expanded
Somalia: joint African Union/UNOAU/TDRP mission
South Sudan: Republic of South Sudan’s new national DDR Program and Pilot Reintegration Project
Implementation of the mid-term review of the Socio-economic Associations Study
Premiere of the TDRP documentary “Scoring for Peace” ( http://www.tdrp.net/scoringforpeace )
Welcome to the July issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Dataset (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each issue, ACLED data on conflict patterns and dynamics in Africa from the preceding month are presented and analysed in comparative and historical perspective. Realtime conflict event data is collected and published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) where it is updated monthly.
Upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the European Union allocated the prize money to children affected by conflict and launched its Children of Peace initiative which aims at assisting 28,000 children. Today displaced children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are accessing education due to the Nobel Peace Prize grant.
Eastern Africa host to over 9 million displaced people
As of March 2013, there were 9,153,973 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This represents an increase of 638,663 people since the end of September 2012. Of the current total displaced population, 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
DR Congo: While conflict in the east is reducing, large areas remain in the control of different factions and with reports of indiscriminate violence against individuals (HRW Feb 13). These threats to personal security restrict movement diminishing household production as well as access to markets
- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, all samples from 2012 AFP cases have now been fully cleared, and confirm that the country has not reported a WPV case in over one year (the last reported WPV case had onset of paralysis on 20 December 2011).
- Islamic scholars call for urgent action to complete polio eradication in Muslim communities: “Crippled children lead to a crippled Muslim Ummah” warned the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, at a meeting in Cairo this week of Muslim scholars from several countries.
In this issue:
- Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
- Hotspots to watch
- Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
- Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
Localized heavy rain showers impact Somalia and Kenya
Food security in the region has improved as harvests start to reach the markets
DRC Crisis: more than 772,450 people have been displaced in North Kivu since January 2009
Ethiopia: number of severely malnourished children declines for third straight month in August
Up to 3,000 IDP families in need of humanitarian support in Luuq, Somalia
South Sudan: health situation in Upper Nile refugee camps remains fragile
Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak kills five in Uganda
Rains continue to pound much of region
Great Lakes crisis unabated
Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger
Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts
Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia
Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months
Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan
Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed
GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many killed by a single bullet to the top of the head.
Read the full article in the New York Times.
This month’s Conflict Trends report is the fifth in a series of publications by the Armed Conflict Location &Event Dataset which report and analyse realtime conflict data from across the African continent.
This issue will focus on developments in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. Realtime data for the month of July is presented for each of these countries, and compared with historical trends to identify profiles and patterns in the geography, agents and modalities of violence in each case.