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10 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

By Aidan McQuade

Child labour is, unhappily, sometimes the best option available for very poor families. Yet when children are enslaved, no one cares for their best interests

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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Uzbekistan maintained its appalling human rights record in 2015. A decade after government forces massacred hundreds of largely peaceful protesters in the city of Andijan, the Uzbek government continues to deny justice to the victims. In March, authoritarian President Islam Karimov’s 26-year rule was extended by another five years in elections international observers found lacked any meaningful choice and violated Uzbekistan’s constitution.

22 Jan 2016 description

Drought persists in southern Africa despite recent increases in rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below-average and poorly-distributed seasonal rainfall since October has negatively affected many countries in southern Africa. Exacerbated by a poor rainfall seasonal performance last year, several consecutive weeks of inadequate rainfall has already led to reduced water availability, delayed planting, permanently wilted crops, livestock deaths and other adverse ground conditions over many areas.

21 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earthquakes hit Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ahead of winter.

  • Heavy weaponry is used for the first time since the 1994 ceasefire in Nagorno- Karabakh.

  • Over 10,000 people affected and 19 people killed in natural disasters in Georgia.

  • Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are close to agree on border demarcation.

  • Frost caused severe damage to agricultural lands and fruit trees in Tajikistan leaving some 225,000 people without main source of income.

16 Jan 2016 description

Drought worsens in southern Africa as temperatures remain significantly above average

  1. Significantly belowaverage and poorlydistributed seasonal rainfall since October has negatively affected many countries in southern Africa.
    Exacerbated by a poor rainfall seasonal performance last year, several consecutive weeks of inadequate rainfall has already led to reduced water availability, delayed planting, wilted crops, livestock deaths and other adverse ground conditions over many areas.

12 Jan 2016 description

Summary

This report contains a brief review of the activities and tells about the progress, efforts and results achieved by the joint project of UNDP, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan and other partners ‘Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Uzbekistan’.

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

01 Jan 2016 description

Persistently below-average rainfall leads to drought in many parts of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

31 Dec 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Author Vitaly Volkov / js

Terrorists in Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries are training children to blow themselves up in suicide bomb attacks. Minors are kidnapped or sold and then taken to terrorist training camps.

25 Dec 2015 description
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Dryness persists in southern Africa and Kenya despite recent heavy rainfall

  1. Drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique due to the delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

18 Dec 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in Kenya, Tanzania, and central Madagascar

  1. Due to a delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall, drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

11 Dec 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Abnormal dryness has expanded across many portions of southern Africa from southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, central Malawi, central Mozambique, southern Botswana, to South Africa due to a delayed onset and persistent below-average rain since the start of the season. The deficient rain has already severely reduced water availability, negatively impacting cropping and pastoral activities over many areas.

04 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Central Asia and Southern Caucuses regions are particularly prone to natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods and landslides. Climate change is expected to intensify the vulnerabilities in the coming years. Low-intensity tensions and occasional violence, especially in the Southern Caucasus, add to humanitarian risks.

  • Improving the capacity of national institutions and local communities to prepare for and respond to disaster is a priority for of EU humanitarian action in the region.

03 Dec 2015 description

Foreword

UNESCO MEMBER STATES HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY, FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FOR LASTING PEACE.

01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts

Venezuela

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.