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07 Feb 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The number of Syrians coming to the EU from Turkey has decreased considerably in January, according to a German newspaper. More Iraqis and Afghans are fleeing to the bloc, but have slim chances of receiving asylum.

Nearly forty percent of migrants who entered the European Union (EU) in January do not have a realistic chance of getting asylum, the Sunday paper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (FAS) quoted a senior European Commission official as saying.

06 Feb 2016 description
report Red Cross EU Office

The views expressed in this paper are the author’s, Dr Moreno-Lax, only and do not necessarily represent the position of the Red Cross EU Office.

1 Introduction: The Access Crisis

05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

WFP reopened its office in Tunisia in February 2011 with an emergency operation in response to the Libya crisis, after having handed over its development programme to the Tunisian Government in 1998. Since 2013, WFP has been providing technical assistance and capacity development support to the Government of Tunisia and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, working in close collaboration with their respective Ministries of Education to strengthen their national school feeding programmes.

04 Feb 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | jeudi 04/02/2016 - 15:23 GMT

par Guillaume KLEIN

Le couvre-feu a été levé jeudi en Tunisie après l'essoufflement de la plus importante contestation sociale depuis la révolution de 2011, mais les revendications contre le chômage et la misère demeurent entières dans un pays en plein marasme économique.

04 Feb 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Thursday 2/4/2016 - 18:21 GMT

Tunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

"In light of the improvement in the security situation, it was decided that from Thursday... the curfew on all Tunisian territory will be lifted," the interior ministry said in a statement.

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.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Tunisia experienced several deadly attacks by Islamist extremists in 2015 that left dozens of people dead and others injured. On March 18, two gunmen attacked the Bardo Museum, adjacent to Tunisia’s parliament, killing 21 foreign tourists and one Tunisian security agent. On June 26, a gunman rampaged through a beach resort in Sousse, killing 38 foreign tourists. On November 24, a suicide attack on a bus killed 12 presidential guards and wounded 20 others, including four civilians.

31 Jan 2016 description

Bern, 29.01.2016 - More than 40 states worldwide with a total population of some 1.5 billion people are classed as fragile or affected by violence and conflict. The majority of the world’s poor will soon be living in fragile contexts. In view of the growing challenges this presents, supporting these people is a priority of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) this year, SDC Director-General Manuel Sager said at the annual media conference in Bern on 29 January.

22 Jan 2016 description

By Iain Overton on 22 Jan 2016

In 2015, 21 countries were witness to suicide bomb attacks – the most countries ever impacted by this form of violence.

This finding by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes from their Global Explosive Violence Monitor. This monitor charts media reports of explosive harm suffered by civilians around the world.

AOAV’s data on suicide bombings for 2015 shows that:

22 Jan 2016 description

22 January 2016 - Youth activists and civil society leaders from Tunisia and Libya gathered in a three-day forum to put together an action plan promoting youth engagement in peace-building by addressing the most pressing issues young women and men in Libya and Tunisia face today.

The event, held from January 15 – 17, 2016 in Hammamet, Tunisia, was organized by UNFPA Libya in coordination and with assistance from UNFPA Tunis and UNESCO Libya/EU-funded Project (NET-MED Youth).

22 Jan 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Friday 1/22/2016 - 13:43 GMT

Tunisia on Friday declared a nighttime curfew across the country to try to calm the most serious outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution.

Five years after the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, protests against unemployment and poverty are again shaking the North African nation.

Anger erupted over the death on Saturday of an unemployed young man who was electrocuted when he climbed an electricity pole while demonstrating in central Tunisia.

19 Jan 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

10 Jan 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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Mixed migration trend report for November 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

04 Jan 2016 description

December 2015 – Trends

- Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger

- Improved situations

January 2016 – Watchlist

- Conflict risk alerts

Burundi

- Conflict resolution opportunities

Libya

27 Dec 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average but erratic rains at the start of 2016 winter grains planting

  • Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2015 due to heat damage suffered towards end of season

  • Relatively stable domestic grain prices observed

  • Economic growth slows down again; high unemployment rates, in particular among young people, remains a concern

Planting of 2016 winter grains have started

22 Dec 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | mardi 22/12/2015 - 15:56 GMT

La présidence de la République tunisienne a annoncé mardi la prolongation pour deux mois de l'état d'urgence, réinstauré dans tout le pays après l'attentat suicide du 24 novembre contre un bus de la sécurité présidentielle ayant tué 12 personnes.

22 Dec 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tuesday 12/22/2015 - 16:09 GMT

Tunisia extended for another two months Tuesday a state of emergency imposed after a deadly November bus bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the presidency said.

President Beji Caid Essebsi has "decided on an extension of the state of emergency over all the territory" of the country "until February 21, 2016", a statement said.

It had been due to expire on Wednesday. It was imposed on November 24 following a suicide attack in the capital that killed 12 presidential guards.

13 Dec 2015 description

Welcome to the December issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).