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16 Mar 2018 description

Intercommunal violence between Lendu and Hema communities since December has internally displaced over 100,000 people and led to a severe humanitarian crisis. In a conflict where civilians are being directly targeted, protection of the affected population is a major concern. Thousands of houses have been burned down and livelihood activities, including agriculture, have been disrupted, resulting in significant needs for shelter and food assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

16 Mar 2018 description


117 Vaccine-derived polioviruses outbreaks and events in 3 provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017

125 Emergence of monkeypox in West and Central Africa, 1970–2017


117 Flambées et événements de poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans 3 provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, 2017

125 Émergence de l’orthopoxvirose simienne en Afrique de l’Ouest et en Afrique centrale, 1970-2017

16 Mar 2018 description


This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

15 Mar 2018 description
  • The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

13 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Kelli N. O’Laughlin, Shada A. Rouhani, Julius Kasozi, Kelsy E. Greenwald, Nicholas R. Perkons, Zikama M. Faustin, Ingrid V. Bassett and Norma C. Ware Conflict and Health 201812:7 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0145-1© The Author(s). 2018


Refugees living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa suffer unique hardships that may increase their vulnerability to interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART).

13 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

S. M. Murray, J. Augustinavicius, D. Kaysen, D. Rao, L. K. Murray, K. Wachter, J. Annan, K. Falb, P. Bolton and J. K. Bass
Conflict and Health 2018 12:1
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0142-4© The Author(s). 2018


06 Mar 2018 description

Over the last ten years, it has become evident that the demographic dividend framework offers a strategic basis for focusing and prioritizing investments in people in general and youth in particular, in order to achieve sustainable development. The demographic dividend framework is in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063 and its’ ‘First Ten-Year Implementation Plan’ which together lay a strong foundation for the vision of African leaders in all facets of the continent’s development.

28 Feb 2018 description
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In recent years, the use of cash transfer programming (CTP)1 in humanitarian assistance has grown significantly.

26 Feb 2018 description

Depuis mi-2016, la province du Kasaï-Central, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), est le théâtre d’une insurrection de la milice Kamuina Nsapu, constituée par les adeptes d’un chef traditionnel du même nom. Les combats de plus en plus violents se sont rapidement propagés aux provinces voisines du Kasaï, du Kasaï-Oriental et du Lomami. En janvier dernier, le bilan s’élevait à 400 morts et 216 000 déplacés, selon des sources humanitaires. Dans la ville de Tshimbulu, au moins 84 membres de la milice sont morts entre le 9 et le 13 février.

23 Feb 2018 description

Authors/editor(s): Claudia Abreu Lopes and Savita Bailur

This report outlines the value of big data (organic, unstructured data) for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to women. Research methods included a landscape review, interviews with UN Women and UN Global Pulse experts, and others in international development.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

“In the Kasai, one of the poorest regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), children remain the main victims of the crisis which began in August 2016, when fighting broke out after a traditional chief was killed during a clash with security forces. The situation worsened in 2017, triggering a wave of violence affecting nine of the country’s 26 provinces.

20 Feb 2018 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas. Organized crime provides one of the most prominent examples of these ‘non-traditional’ security challenges.

19 Feb 2018 description


As many as 273,000 people newly displaced, half of whom are minors, were recorded between 15 December and 29 January in central and northern Idleb and northern Hama due to a government-led offensive in the governorates (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018; OCHA, 23 Jan 2018; Save the Children, 17 Jan 2018). Parts of the contested areas have reportedly been emptied of civilians (OCHA, 16 Jan 2018). Most of the population in the town of Saraqab, in Idleb province, has been displaced (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018).

13 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

Violence against children affects more than 1.7 billion children every year, in every community and every country. Children are being subjected to violence in their communities, schools and homes – the very places they should feel the most secure and safe. Violence is devastating for children, affecting their health, obstructing their education and diminishing their chances for a life free from poverty and discrimination. The impact of violence goes beyond the individual children, affecting families and communities, slowing economic development and eroding human and social capital.

02 Feb 2018 description

Key findings:

  • About 7,000 people arrived in Burundi between 24 and 29 January from DRC, and new arrivals have been reported daily since then.

  • Even though the displaced have been arriving mostly in southern provinces of Burundi, the north and east of the country are also likely to be affected.

  • Poor underlying conditions in affected areas of Burundi exacerbate acute shelter, food, WASH, health, and protection needs.

31 Jan 2018 description


Kuwait will have the presidency in February and has chosen as its centrepiece a ministerial-level briefing on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security, with the Secretary-General as the main speaker. It is also planning to hold an open debate on working methods (Kuwait is the chair of the Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions).