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17 Oct 2014 description

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.

01 Oct 2014 description

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.

20 Jan 2014 description

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.

14 Oct 2013 description

Highlights

  • 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 )

11 Jul 2013 description

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.

04 Jun 2013 description

Andre Celeti

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.

21 May 2013 description

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.

14 Mar 2013 description

**REGIONAL WATCH:**

Hotspots

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

Watch

07 Mar 2013 description
  • 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.
27 Nov 2012 description

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.
29 Oct 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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

15 Oct 2012 description

Highlights

  • 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

04 Sep 2012 description
report New York Times

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.

10 Aug 2012 description

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.

30 Jul 2012 description

This conflict trend report from ACLED is the fourth of our monthly reports that focus on regional conflict trends within Africa. In this issue, we concentrate our analysis on recent political violence in DRCongo, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan.
Analysis of these countries is focused on the month of June 2012, with reference to violence patterns over the course of ACLED’s dataset. Present conflict patterns are compared with recent violent trends, highlighting new patterns, actors and locations.

10 Jul 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Great Lakes p.1
  • Ethiopia p.3
  • Kenya p.5
  • Somalia p.6
  • Uganda p.7
  • Horn of Africa funding update p.8

HIGHLIGHTS