In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- UNICEF launches new appeal to support refugee and migrant children in Europe
- Informal meeting of EU heads of state or government on migration, 23 September 2015 - statement / FR
- UNHCR’s proposals in light of the EU response to the refugee crisis and the EU package of 9 September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun 2015 – Dec 2016, Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR: Special Mediterranean Initiative: Plan for an enhanced operational response (Jun–Dec 2015)
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action for European Countries Slovenia (Oct 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Italy (May 2015)
In 2013 and 2014, the ACCORD Great LakesProject (GLP) has held different trainings and consultations in collaboration with the International Conference on The Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) secretariat. The purpose of trainings was to build capacities of women in peacebuilding skills. The consultations were intended to seek for avenues where GLP can collaborate with ICGLR in order to assist the institution in achieving its objectives as per the Memorandum of Understanding between ICGLR and ACCORD that was signed in 2011.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This month marks the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals present us with a historic opportunity to change the world for the better by ending poverty, achieving gender equality and reaching Zero Hunger.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 6 Oct 2015 23:01 GMT
By Alex Whiting
LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traumatised by his experiences as a child soldier in South Sudan, 14-year-old Peter decided to settle an argument with two other children by taking an AK-47 from the local military barracks to shoot them.
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ISSUES AND CONTENTS
The journal will be published online twice a year; each issue will feature 4-6 peer-reviewed articles written by researchers and practitioners in the field of EiE. The three sections of the journal are:
September 2015 – Trends
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen
Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia
October 2015 – Watchlist
Conflict risk alerts
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic
Conflict resolution opportunities
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2016
Crises in the Middle East (Syria and Iraq), disasters caused by natural hazards in Asia, and Ebola in West Africa have recently dominated the international headlines. This paper looks at the numbers behind what has happened with often less reported humanitarian needs and funding in East and Central Africa.
Welcome to Issue 41 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!
• mVAM Rollout Update
• mVAM Featured in the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine
• Nielsen Case Study
• WFP and OCHA’s Open Data Partnership
• Seasonal Monitor: implications of the El Niño event
• Gender Analysis: cross-unit collaboration to strengthen gender sensitive reporting
• Food Security Information Network (FSIN)
• Emergency Food Security Assessments (EFSA)
• Baseline Studies
• Market Analysis
Addis Ababa, 10 September 2015: The African Union Commission (AUC) and HelpAge International have urged African Union Member States to develop and implement policies that protect the rights of older people in Africa. This was during a roundtable meeting on the Role of older persons in achieving Africa's agenda 2063 which took place today 10 September 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the members of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and other key stakeholders.
By Jeff Otieno and Apolinari Tairo
East Africans should brace for three months of El Niño rains, local and international meteorologists have warned.
The torrential rains are expected between September and December in most areas, but will extend to February next year in some parts of the greater Horn of Africa region.
By JEFF OTIENO, The EastAfrican
Food insecurity ranges from famine to periodic hunger to uncertain food supply. Hunger has been a major constraint on the region’s long-term economic, social and political development.
According to FAO, East Africa is facing a high level of land degradation.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.
With Purchase for Progress (P4P), the World Food Programme (WFP) purchases crops from smallholder farmers’ organizations and supports them to become effective businesses. With help from WFP, other buyers bought more than US$60 million-worth of food from these farmers’ organizations, giving smallholders access to sustainable markets.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité devait se rendre en juillet au Burundi, mais cette visite n’a pas encore eu lieu. Entre temps, les élections présidentielles ont eu lieu le 21 juillet.
La Mission de l’Union africaine en Somalie (AMISOM) a perdu entre 50 et 80 soldats burundais à la fin juin.
Suite à l’arrestation du chef de la Direction nationale du Renseignement et de la Sécurité de la République du Rwanda, Emmanuel Karake Karenzi, le CPS a organisé une réunion d’urgence controversée pour discuter de la question de la compétence universelle.
La Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE) a annoncé récemment, avoir approuvé un don de 1,9 million d’euros à la Communauté économique des pays des grands lacs (CEPGL), laquelle réunit le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et le Rwanda. Ce afin de soutenir son programme de développement de la plaine de Ruzizi. Ce projet vise à stimuler l’agriculture dans la région, afin d’en faire une activité économique viable et générant des profits, qui pourra bénéficier à près d’un million d’habitants.
In this issue
■ On the Agenda
The planned Peace and Security Council (PSC) field mission to Burundi was postponed indefinitely, and presidential elections went ahead on 21 July.
■ Situation Analysis
AMISOM, the AU’s flagship peacekeeping operation in Somalia, was dealt a blow when up to 80 Burundians were killed at the end of June. Questions are being asked about the future of the mission.
July 2015 – Trends
Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen
August 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan
· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.
· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.
· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.