November 2015 – Trends
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December 2015 – Watchlist
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Kisangani, 27 November 2015 – With logistic and technical supports from MONUSCO Justice Correction unit, the high courts of Kisangani and Yangambi, Tshopo province organized mobile courts hearings, starting 19 November 2015 in the prison court of Kisangani.
Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015
Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 16,266 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. For the period 12th to 19th November, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 278 new refugees higher than the previous week’s 179 new arrivals
As of 30 November, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.2 billion which means that 51 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.
During November, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $241.3 million for humanitarian response: $68.4 million for South Sudan, $27.9 million for Iraq, and $13.3 million for Lebanon. So far in 2015, $2.2 billion in pledges remain outstanding.
Kinshasa, 30 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Democratic republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of MONUSCO, Mr. Maman S.
How a school curriculum-based approach can work
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):
HIV: Antiretroviral drugs fail to consistently reach patients in countries most affected by HIV/AIDS
Stock outs need to be urgently tackled to allow acceleration of the fight against HIV/AIDS
Johannesburg/Harare – MSF today warned that life-saving antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are routinely not making their way to patients in sub-Saharan Africa - most often despite sufficient stocks already being present in countries - and called for urgent improvements in ARV supply chains in the region.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for swift action to bring to justice the perpetrators of a deadly attack yesterday against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), pledging continued support in the battle against rebel forces.
One peacekeeper from Malawi was killed and another wounded during a heavy exchange of fire when the Ugandan rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked a base of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) in Makembi in North Kivu province, in the east of the vast country.
The report “Invisible Survivors: Girls in Armed Groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2009 to 2015”, published this week by the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the recruitment of girls by armed groups in the country highlights the violence girls are confronted with as well as the difficulty of providing them with adequate assistance.
Statement by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
The present report is the second of its kind published by the United Na tions Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MON USCO) on children associated with armed groups and provides an overview of the patterns of recruitment and use of girls by armed groups. The main findings are as follows:
• Between January 2009 and May 2015, MONUSCO interviewed 7,946 children who had been recruited by armed groups in the DRC, including 600 girls (8%).
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.
GENEVA, Nov 27 (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency has urged Central African Republic's warring groups to take the opportunity of Pope Francis's scheduled visit to Bangui this weekend to rebuild the national reconciliation process.
Pope Francis is due to arrive in CAR on Sunday during his first visit to Africa as pontiff. He plans to visit a site for internally displaced people, meet with evangelical Christians and visit a mosque in Bangui, the nation's capital.
Nineteen years after the beginning of the Congo wars, armed conflict still affects millions in the east of the country. This essay by CRG director Jason Stearns and our senior fellow Christoph Vogel accompanies a map of armed groups, compiled by researchers across North and South Kivu, in which we catalogue over seventy groups. This is far from a static picture, and we highlight key shifts that have emerged over the past two years: a decline of regional involvement, a fragmentation of armed groups, and a modest drop in the political manipulation of armed groups.
(Bangui, 27 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, calls for more support to the Central African Republic as he warns the emergency is rapidly becoming another forgotten humanitarian crisis; as thousands of people are still displaced inside and outside the country. He also welcomes Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) during his three-day visit; aimed at promoting reconciliation in the country.
In the face of the global El Nino and other crises, leaders at the national, regional and international levels have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and guarantee that the most vulnerable children and communities get a head start through an immediate, effective, global response to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.