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30 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Burundi

13 September 2017: In Bujumbura, six armed men broke into the compound of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and assaulted a security guard.

Source: Iwacu English News

Cameroon

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

14 Sep 2017 description

In this issue

- Special Focus – UN General Assembly

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is set to meet on the margins of the upcoming General Assembly in New York to talk about South Sudan.

With full UN support, the African Union’s commitment to curbing arms trafficking can become a sustainable solution.

Heads of state are asked to insist on international solidarity for disasters caused by climate change in Africa during the General Debate at the UN later this month.

- Addis Insight

17 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2017 (IPS) - The UN’s refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

From April this year, Angola witnessed an influx of refugees—who were fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—to its Lunda Norte province. The government rushed to manage the situation by setting up temporary centers in Cacanda and Mussunge.

31 Jul 2017 description

Militia attacks and army reprisals have uprooted 1.4 million people in a previously stable region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict has helped double the number of displaced people in the country in the year to June. The Catholic Church reports killings of over 3,000, amidst UN reports of mass graves and widespread abuse of civilians.

Refugees have fled to Angola, agricultural land lies idle and humanitarian agencies are ringing the alarm bell at the prospect of food shortages and continuing violence.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 2017 (IPS)

Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

07 Jul 2017 description

Question

How are national and regional legal frameworks (including economic and financial system interventions) currently used to control and restrict the illegal wildlife trade (excluding fish or forestry products) in Sub Saharan Africa?

Summary

22 Jun 2017 description

At the upcoming AU summit, will leaders equip the Peace and Security Council to deal with conflicts?

In this issue

Special Focus: 29th AU summit

Will the African Union (AU) Assembly equip the Peace and Security Council (PSC) and the AU Commission with the necessary mandates to deal with conflicts?

Heads of state and government are expected to take critical decisions that will shape the future of the AU as the main driver of integration on the continent.

Situation Analysis

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 11 countries. Agencies reported 311 incidents in nine countries and two reported security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in one country.

02 Jun 2017 description
report CGIAR

JUNE 2, 2017 FROM CGIAR News from CGIAR System Organization

The recent appearance of the fall armyworm, an insect-pest, which causes damage to more than 80 crop species in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, poses a serious challenge and significant risk to the region’s food security.

23 May 2017 description

Current no. affected: 2.4 million

Expected no. affected: At least 300,000 newly affected people

Attacks by the Kamuina Nsapu militia on state institutions began in Kasai-Central, but spread to Kasai, Kasai-Oriental, and some areas of Lomami and Sankuru, resulting in at least 400 deaths, including many civilians; over 2.4 million affected; and 1.3 million internally displaced as of 12 May 2017. The conflict has evolved and is at risk of both spreading as well as shifting into more inter-ethnic fighting.

Context

15 May 2017 description

Crisis overview - Update since 28 April:

As of 5 May, approximately 1.27 million people are currently displaced by Kamuina Nsapu militia activities in the region since August 2016. This is an increase of 100,000 new IDPs since 28 April, and of 23% (8,000 new IDPs) per day on average since mid-April. As of 8 May, over 20,500 Congolese have fled to Angola since January.

10 May 2017 description

Refugees to be moved from overcrowded villages to a refugee camp in Lovua, about 1,000 km (600 miles) east of the capital Luanda

LUANDA, May 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of people have fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo over the past month and sought refuge in neighbouring Angola, a provincial governor said, an exodus that is straining resources in villages along the border.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

05 May 2017 description

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.

17 Mar 2017 description

By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

Read more on IRIN

17 Mar 2017 description
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Evidence Brief

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries

24 Jan 2017 description

AFGHANISTAN

The massive influx of returnees into eastern Afghanistan is resulting in the hasty construction of temporary and poor housing to accommodate them. The returnees are also living in areas of increasing insecurity. In response to the security situation, the US plans to deploy at least 1,500 more soldiers to Afghanistan, beginning mid-February to advise, assist, and train Afghan army and military. They will stay for nine months, helping Afghan forces build their capacity for the upcoming Spring 'fighting season'.

23 Dec 2016 description

More than 15 million Angolans and 10 million Congolese were vaccinated under a campaign coordinated by the WHO

LUANDA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Angola declared the end of the world's worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on Friday after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months.

The outbreak began a year ago in a slum in the capital, Luanda, before spreading throughout Angola, a war-scarred southeast African nation, and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In all, more than 400 people died.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015