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18 Jan 2019 description

18 Editorial
19 Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
28 Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

17 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight


Burkina Faso

15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga


24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

15 Jan 2019 description

Key developments in the week of January 6th include the violence in the CAR, the flare-ups along the border between Libya, Chad and Sudan, and the rising frustration with, and within, a number of political systems in Africa, including in Gabon, DRC, Sudan and Senegal.

14 Jan 2019 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care



22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL

Middle-East and North Africa

Occupied Palestinian Territories

10 Jan 2019 description

A not-insignificant share of the European Union’s resident irregular migrant population comes from sub-Saharan Africa. Even though estimates of the unauthorized population in EU Member States are notoriously imprecise, comparing the number of non-EU nationals (formally known as third-country nationals) ordered to leave with the number who departed suggests that the resident unauthorized population has grown by up to 3 million persons over the past ten years.

10 Jan 2019 description

Omar S Mahmood

Key findings

  • Refugee respondents expressed frustration with a number of issues, ranging from the current political leadership to the IGAD-led peace process and its emphasis on power sharing.

  • Respondents’ views differed in many areas, but there was a high degree of convergence in some key aspects. One related to the lack of information on the peace process, as nearly all respondents felt there was little accurate or trustworthy information.

09 Jan 2019 description

As 2018 drew to a close, political violence and protests in Africa rose. This overview focuses on a selected number of countries where some of the most important developments occurred at the end of last year and into the current period (between December 16th, 2018, January 5th, 2019).

08 Jan 2019 description

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

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07 Jan 2019 description


Linking conflict, violence and exploitation

In 2016, more countries were experiencing some form of violent conflict than at any other time in the previous 30 years.1 People living in conflict-affected areas may experience abuse, violence and exploitation, including trafficking in persons. The risk of trafficking in persons is also connected with the high numbers of refugees. A need to flee war and persecution may be taken advantage of for exploitation by traffickers.

07 Jan 2019 description
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints



05 November 2018: The Burundian government announced that 25 INGOs who had their registration suspended on 16 September 2018 for not complying with Burundian law, are now re-registered.
Meanwhile, the registration of 11 others are still not registered for action. Source: Radio Tèlèvision Nationale du Burundi


05 Jan 2019 description

Few things are more important to a peacekeeping mission than its ability to maintain a strong understanding of its operating environment and the threats that civilians face. Having a clear and comprehensive picture of threats enables peacekeeping missions to achieve their mandated goals, including the protection of civilians. It is therefore imperative that mission leaders use threat analysis in their strategic and operational planning systems and for personnel to take decisive and proactive action based on early warning information.

02 Jan 2019 description

The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health

27 Dec 2018 description


The Dominican Republic takes on the presidency of the Security Council in January. As its signature event it has chosen to hold an open debate on the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security, which will be chaired by President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic.

22 Dec 2018 description


La Zone de Santé (ZS) rurale de Yahuma est située dans le territoire de Yahuma, province de la Tshopo en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Cette ZS a une superficie de 20.753km² avec une population estimée à 226.954 habitants. Sa densité est de 11 habitants au km². La population de la ZS de Yahuma est hétérogène avec 2 ethnies, les Ngando et les Mbesa, dont les Ngandos sont majoritaire, chacune parle la langue portant le nom de la tribu avec des modes de vie différentes.

22 Dec 2018 description


La Zone de Santé (ZS) rurale de Mondombe est située dans le territoire d’Ikela, province de la Tshuapa en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Reliée à 545 kilomètres de Kisangani et à 340 kilomètres de Boende chef-lieu de la province, elle est limitée à l’Est par la ZS d’Ikela, à l’Ouest par Bokungu, au Nord par Djolu et Yahuma et au Sud par Yalifafu.

22 Dec 2018 description


La Zone de Santé (ZS) rurale de Wembo Nyama est située dans le territoire de Katako Kombe, province du Sankuru en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Cette ZS a une superficie de 6.420km² avec une population estimée à 110.572 habitants. Sa densité est de 18 habitants au km². La population de la ZS de Wembo Nyama est une ethnie homogène « Tetela », toute parle la langue portant le nom de la tribu.