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06 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case also throws up deep ethical questions: is a child, brutalised and turned into a killer, fully responsible for his or her actions? If the abuses of government forces aren’t also being investigated, at what point does it become victor’s justice?

06 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

Why focus on Early Solutions Planning?

Current studies and literature have argued that strategies for solutions should start at the onset of displacement. Solutions planning is most commonly initiated after displacement becomes protracted, by which point refugees are often dependent on humanitarian assistance.

05 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 84 cases of AWD/Cholera and zero death were reported

  • A total of 60 cases of bloody diarrhoea were reported in different areas

  • A state of emergency has been announced in Puntland following severe drought in the region

  • A mission to access the emergency response and surveillance activities was launched in Somalia and will be conducted in all regions

  • CSR officers have been trained in laboratory sample collection, packaging and shipment

05 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average retail prices for maize grains and sorghum were relatively stable across Karamoja in October this year compared to September but higher compared to October 2015 by 20% and 24% respectively an indication of increasing costs of living for vulnerable and poor households.

  • Average price for beans increased in Kotido and Abim in October 2016 compared to September by 13% and 15% respectively.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

04 Dec 2016 description

Situation: Uganda
Case: The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen

The trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen is scheduled to open on Tuesday, 6 December 2016, at 09:30 (The Hague local time), before Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of presiding Judge Bertram Schmitt, Judge Péter Kovács, and Judge Raul Cano Pangalangan.

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland in July. A few family homesteads were clustered here and there. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world, home to 220,000 people.

Bidi Bidi hosts people fleeing South Sudan’s latest spasm of violence. Clashes in Juba 8 July sparked a collapse in the troubled state’s fragile peace. Government forces chased opposition fighters through the country. They spread war as they went. People fled in the wake of the mayhem.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The term of current President Joseph Kabila will come to an end on December 19. With the elections being postponed, Kabila will stay in power beyond his term. The fear grows on the national and international level that this would lead to a worsening security situation in the country due to violent protests and repression.

In North Kivu, about 35 people died on Sunday, November 27, when Mai Mai rebels attacked Luhanga village in Lubero territory.

01 Dec 2016 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) likely to persist with second consecutive below-average harvest

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description
  • 306.6 M required for 2016 including special situations
  • 106.2 M contributions received, representing 35% of requirements
  • 200.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

01 Dec 2016 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M

In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.