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- UNICEF: Angola's drought takes heavy toll on children's education. 2 Oct 2019
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- UNICEF: Where drinking water is a 90-minute walk away. 2 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Cunene records rainfall after 12-month drought. 14 Oct 2019
- Amnesty: The end of cattle's paradise: How land diversion for ranches eroded food security in the Gambos, Angola. 15 Oct 2019
- WHO: Angola conducts review and validation of data on Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Drought affects over 200,000 in Huila. 9 Oct 2019
By Lauren Shaw
With policymakers under growing public pressure to manage unwanted migration, questions of how, when, and under what conditions unauthorized immigrants, rejected asylum seekers, and other migrants can be returned to their origin countries received increased attention at international levels in 2018.
By Sara Staedicke
Despite the major focus by media and publics on a handful of refugee crises around the world—the Syrian, Afghan, and Venezuelan ones among them, and recently Yemen—displacement situations worsened during 2018 in a number of countries that received much less attention, and perhaps as a result less in the way of humanitarian aid.
Key developments in the week of November 25th include the large military operations in Nigeria and Sudan, the insecurity in the DRC and Chad, and the continued government intimidation campaigns launched in Angola.
Inter-communal violence threatens civilians in northern Nigeria
On Sunday, 21 October, government authorities in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State deployed a “Special Intervention Force” and imposed a 24-hour curfew in the region. The curfew was in response to inter-communal violence that erupted over the weekend in Kaduna city, just days after 55 people were killed during clashes in the town of Kasuwan Magani.
Over 257,800 people have returned from northeastern Angola to the greater Kasai region of DRC since 1 October. During displacement, DRC nationals have experienced violence and human rights abuses, and many have arrived with almost nothing. Food, medical, protection and shelter interventions are required, as the host communities in greater Kasai were themselves already facing severe food insecurity and a cholera outbreak.
Anticipated scope and scale
Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.
Armed insurgencies, social cleavages and governance deficits relating to authoritarian rule and abuse of state resources all imperil peace and stability in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community’s institutional framework for regional peace and security is proving ineffective because its leaders are unwilling to enforce democratic principles.
Michael Aeby, Researcher, Graduate Institute Geneva
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On the Agenda – Focus on 30th summit
The election of 10 new PSC members shows that consultation within regions prevailed over competition between member states.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame is still struggling to convince all member states to agree to AU reforms.
Plans to make Nepad a development agency are pitting the old guard against the reformers.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Des déplacements de populations fondés sur l’appartenance ethnique se produiront. En avril, des -personnes appartenant à l'ethnie Luba ont été déplacées dans les territoires de Luilu et de Kamiji, dans la province du Haut-Lomami.
Des mouvements de populations transfrontaliers vers l’Angola sont à prévoir comme le confirment les récentes arrivées et la localisation des violences ethniques dans le sud du Kasaï : sur les 33 400 réfugiés de la RDC recensés en Angola, 20 000 sont arrivés depuis avril 2017.
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.
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.
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
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'.
By Elisa Tarnaala
By Ryan Cummings