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11 Dec 2017 description

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How have people’s livelihoods evolved recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Many observers are not too shy to come up with an answer to this question. All these voices ultimately refer to official data sources on people’s livelihoods in the DRC. In this paper we focus more in particular on survey data on the DRC. This paper reviews the available data from 8 national surveys implemented between 1995 and 2015, what caveats exist when analyzing them, and what livelihoods profiles have emerged in the literature so far.

07 Dec 2017 description

The month was marked by major clashes between a new Mai-Mai coalition and the national army (FARDC) in South Kivu, as well as by a rise in attacks by the ADF and their allies in the northern edge of North Kivu. In general, major FARDC operations have been largely suspended ; it is armed groups that have taken the initiative, by attacking the FARDC or by fighting among each other.

07 Dec 2017 description

The mesh off conflicts in the eastern Congo has witnessed a slow deterioration over the past year. Internal displacement has continued apace, reaching 4,1 million people, more than in Syria and one of the highest levels ever recorded since the beginning of the various Congolese conflicts in 1993, with 550,000 displaced in the past three months alone. At the same time, armed groups have continued to splinter and proliferate. While none of that sounds novel to observers of the eastern Congo, a couple of new trends have emerged since our last mapping in 2015.

06 Dec 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan poses an imminent risk to populations who may be targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

05 Dec 2017 description

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Yemen

The humanitarian situation has been deteriorating rapidly in Sana’a and surrounding governorates following heavy fighting between Houthi and Saleh forces.

At least 125 people have been killed and more than 230 wounded in the last seven days. Civilians are trapped in their homes, unable to move to safer locations. Food, WASH, and health needs have been reported.

04 Dec 2017 description

Welcome to the report of the INFORM Global Risk Index for 2018.
The INFORM Risk Index is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. INFORM partners and other organisations continue to use INFORM products to support their prioritisation and decision-making relating to crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness and response.

30 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The Humanitarian Overview: An analysis of key crises into 2018 focuses primarily on the crises that are expected to deteriorate in the coming year and outlines the likely corresponding humanitarian needs.

Based on our weekly Global Emergency Overview (GEO), we have identified 12 countries that are likely to face deteriorating humanitarian situations in 2018. We include a further six countries where the crises are already severe and likely to continue in a similar trend.

30 Nov 2017 description

In this issue
On the Agenda

Donald Trump’s insistence on reducing US aid to peacekeeping missions will affect US-Africa relations.

Should the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic be allowed to attend crucial AU partnership summits?

Situation Analysis
In its worst political crisis in over a decade, is a divided Kenya the answer?

Addis Insight
After placing Burundi at the top of its agenda in 2015 and 2016, so far this year the PSC has failed to address the situation in the country.

26 Nov 2017 description

Roz Price
Institute of Development Studies

Question

Where have rapid environmental impact assessments on sustainability of water supply approaches (including identification of mechanisms for aquifer monitoring and recharge) been completed in situations of mass displacement into camps (and spontaneous sites), and how have they been used by international actors to influence government land allocation decision making?

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23 Nov 2017 description

by Sarah Bailey, Juan Bonilla, Kaitlin Carson, Gilbert Kiggundu, Mitchell Morey, Eleonora Nillesen and Hannah Ring

23 November 2017

06 Nov 2017 description

Richard Mallet and Rachel Slater

Type: Briefing Paper

Organisation: ODI

Date: 21/09/2017

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This synthesis briefing outlines the background and findings of the SLRC longitudinal panel survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2015 in five countries of 10,000 people.

06 Nov 2017 description

J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo, G. Sturge

Type: Briefing Paper

Country: DRC

Date: 13/04/2017

Full summary

Decades of misrule in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the large-scale collapse of state provisions and administration. Despite a peace agreement signed in 2002, South Kivu has remained in a state of ‘neither peace nor war’, with periodically volatile security situations.

27 Oct 2017 description

This is Security Council Report’s (SCR) eighth research report dedicated to tracking the UN Security Council’s involvement with the issue of children and armed conflict. This report covers key developments during 2016 and through mid-October 2017. It pays particular attention to the role of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, with an account of its evolution since it was established in 2006, and highlights the activities of the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

24 Oct 2017 description

IRAQ

An estimated 136,000 have been displaced in northern Iraq from disputed areas of Ninewa, Kirkuk, Erbil, and Diyala governorates since 16 October. The majority are sheltering in host communities. Displacement was caused by Iraqi forces moving in to retake the area from Kurdish forces who have occupied the territory since 2014, leading to clashes.

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SYRIA

13 Oct 2017 description

Over 3,360 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fled into Zambia between 30 August and 3 October 2017. The refugees have been fleeing inter-ethnic conflicts as well as clashes between government forces and armed militias in HautKatanga province. Several of them have reported extreme brutality committed by all parties against civilians.