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30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

20 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

  1. In Africa, ongoing and new emergencies caused large-scale displacement in 2010 and 2011. In southern and central Somalia, in addition to drought and emerging famine, fighting led to mass movements within the country and across borders, straining services and facilities in already overcrowded camps in Ethiopia,
    Djibouti and Kenya. In Côte d’Ivoire, in December 2010, more than 150,000 refugees crossed the border into neighbouring countries, as a result of political instability.

06 Sep 2011 description

This background paper attempts to expand our understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new panel data (2007 and 2009) from Uganda and Bangladesh looking at the impact of negative shocks and positive events on men’s and women’s assets. We take advantage of detailed assets and shocks modules to disaggregate the type of shock between covariate and idiosyncratic shocks and types of assets according to ownership (joint, husband’s, and wife’s assets).

01 Sep 2011 description

31.08.11 | Somalia
ACCIÓN HUMANITARIA

España donará 1 millón de euros más a la región a través de la OMS para la distribución de insumos médicos, vigilancia epidemiológica y otras acciones en el sector salud

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

31 Aug 2011 description

AOÛT SOMMAIRE DE SÉCURITÉ

Le nombre des attaques LRA signalées par mois a continué à tomber brusquement depuis juin. La LRA a perpétré 11 attaques contre des civils. Août était le plus calme mois d’activité LRA enregistré en 2011.

Au cours du mois souligné, d’après certaines informations, des forces LRA ont tué deux et enlevé 21 civils, égalant octobre 2010 avec le moins de civils tués, et marquant le deuxième bas niveau des enlèvements pendant les derniers 18 mois.

31 Aug 2011 description

AUGUST SECURITY SUMMARY

The number of reported LRA attacks per month continued to fall sharply from June, with LRA forces reportedly perpetrating 11 attacks on civilians. August was the quietest month of LRA activity on record in 2011.

Over the course of the highlighted month, LRA forces reportedly killed two and abducted 21 civilians, matching Oct. 2010 with fewest civilians killed and marking the second-lowest level of abductions during the last 18 months.

31 Aug 2011 description

Health situation overview

The Horn of Africa crisis is putting close to 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 4.8 million reside in Ethiopia, 3.7 million in Somalia, 3.7 million in Kenya, 600 000 in Uganda and 165 000 in Djibouti. In Somalia, drought and conflict have displaced around 1.5 million people within the country and forced up to 420 000 people to seek help in Kenya and Ethiopia. In July, daily arrivals in each country ranged from 1300 to 1700. The majority are women and children.

High levels of malnutrition

30 Aug 2011 description
report ACTED

The month received normal rains that were evenly distributed across the entire district as predicted by the department of meteorology. The Natural vegetation was characterized by yellowing and shading off leaves by both the Desert dates and Neem trees which is as a result of the windy conditions that are attributed to the rains.

It was noted during the month that a variety of crops were planted with Maize being the most planted crop across the district at 39% total acreage, followed by Beans, Sorghum and other crops (mainly vegetables).

30 Aug 2011 description
report ACTED

This Drought Bulletin is a representation of 9 parishes in Kaabong District, namely: Karenga, Lobalangit and Lokori of Karenga Sub County, Lodiko, Lokanayona and Toroi of Loyoro Sub County, Lokolia and Lokerui of Kaabong Sub County, and Lolelia of Lolelia Sub County.
August received below normal rains which facilitated the flowering of most cereals with piece meal harvesting.

30 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

27 people are confirmed dead following a landslide that struck Sisiyi and Bulugunya Sub Counties in Bulambuli District. 16 people were burried in Mabono village, Sisiyi and 11 in Meru village, Buluganya. Five of the survivors have been discharged from hospital.

• Red Cross Rapid Assessments: Landslides have affected 1,548 households (7, 740 people). These include those whose houses were smashed and those surrounding the tragedy scene where cracks are many and intense.

29 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

15 bodies have so far been exhumed from rubbles of a landslide that occurred at 1:00am in Mabono village, Sisiye Sub County, Mabono Parish, Bulambuli district. Residents and Red Cross Action Teams (RCATs) exhumed the bodies.

The bodies retrieved are of 6 children and 9 adults. Two survivors in critical condition, Irene Namalea (38) and Paul Kacheke have been rushed to a nearby health centre by the Police.

28 Aug 2011 description
report Caritas

(Extract)

Caritas committed for the long haul in Horn o f Africa

‘It’s pretty grim: bone dry, massive depletion in livestock numbers, notable increases in malnutrition, and as a result disease outbreak (measles, acute watery diarrhoea) among children.’ With these words, Conor O’Loughlin of Trócaire (Caritas Ireland) updates the situation in Ethiopia, as the worst drought in 60 years tightens its grip in the Horn of Africa.

28 Aug 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The food security situation continues to deteriorate in the Horn of Africa.

  • Funding is urgently needed to both save lives and livelihoods, and build longer-term resilience to shocks in the region.

  • The window of opportunity is quickly closing. Farmers and herders need support now to make the most of the coming rainy season. A failure to act now could worsen the food security situation across the region.

  • Today, FAO’s funding gap stands at over USD 103 million for urgent interventions.

27 Aug 2011 description

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26 Aug 2011 description

On 26 August 2011, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Minister of Foreign Affairs, presented USD 50,000 to the World Food Programme (WFP) through Mr. Kenro Oshidari, Regional Director of WFP Thailand, to assist countries in the Horn of Africa, which have been imperiled by famine.

25 Aug 2011 description

Authorities should not miss chance to deliver justice following 20-year conflict with northern rebels.

By Simon Jennings - International Justice - ICC

ACR Issue 301, 25 Aug 11

Early glitches in the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, accused of war crimes, are a worrying indication that the Ugandan authorities may miss a crucial opportunity to deliver justice to people in the north.