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01 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

30 September 2016 – The UN refugee agency and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union (AU) agreed today on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations.

This ministerial meeting, hosted by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, marks the last phase of a comprehensive solutions strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict, the agency said.

30 Sep 2016 description

Food security improves in Karamoja with ongoing harvest

Key Messages

30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description
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English version

This report by the Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace) and Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, with the support of the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation, examines the situation affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Although the intensity of the conflict has been gradually reduced over the past two decades, in the east of the country the instability and the situation of violence and remain active.

29 Sep 2016 description
report PAX
Executive Summary

A large number of people in the Horn of Africa have grown up in the midst of armed conflict. They are never far from violence and danger. The abundance of weapons in the region and the constant influx of new arms play a large role in these conflicts. In the report 'Armed and insecure', PAX provides a unique overview of the manner in which armed conflict and the arms trade reinforce each other.

29 Sep 2016 description
report Invisible Children

In early 2015, former LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)-indictee Dominic Ongwen surrendered to security forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) and was later transferred to the custody of the ICC to await trial in The Hague, where he remains now that trial proceedings have begun.

28 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 5,304 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 26rd and 27th September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 2,829 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

 Increasing cases of inter-ethnic hostilities are reported in the settlement, including between nationals and refugees. UNHCR, together with partner agency, are addressing such incidents.

28 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people have crossed into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day. Crossings are occurring at Elegu, Arua, Kyriandongo, Moyo and Lamwo.

28 Sep 2016 description

It is often people’s immediate community that provides the first, last and perhaps best tactical response for many people affected by or under threat of displacement. In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after displacement in ways that help protect the community.

FMR 53 also includes eight ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

27 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

27 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average prices for maize grain reduced across Karamoja in August compared to July by 10% due to increased supply from farmers.
    However, prices for both maize and sorghum were higher this year compared to August 2015 and the long-term average 2013-2015 signifying increasing costs of living.

  • Pastoralists benefited from the high goat prices during the month as Muslims prepared for Eid Al-Adha.

27 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5,625 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 23rd, 24th and 25th September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 2,854 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

  • A new settlement areas has been opened in Adjumani district to accommodate new arrivals. Ajogo settlement is expected to have capacity to host up to 3,000 refugees. The capacity will be confirmed once site planning and demarcation of plots has been completed.