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06 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents security incidents that affected aid delivery in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) in 2017. It presents analysis of 2,152 NGO-related security incidents for which details were shared or made public. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count, nor representative.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

31 May 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

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.

Burkina Faso 15 May 2017: In Djahoye town, unidentified perpetrators launched an attack, killing the president of the Village Development Council, and seizing money, food and a motorcycle before fleeing. Source: China

25 Jan 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. This quarter, movement was characterised by persistent conflict, increased risk, and amplified intolerance. Internal and cross border displacement in Yemen, South Sudan and surrounding countries also increased, while returns to Somalia peaked.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

17 Aug 2016 description

Regional Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa and Yemen in 2016: 2nd Quarter trend summary and analysis

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

17 May 2016 description

Mixed migration movements in the first quarter of 2016 were largely reminiscent of patterns observed in 2015. Ongoing conflict, political oppression, acute poverty and harsh environmental conditions continued to drive populations from the Horn of Africa, seeking protection and better opportunities. Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to face significant protection deficits including death, physical and sexual abuse and detention.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

24 Feb 2016 description

Ongoing and renewed conflict, endemic poverty, poor protection and a strong culture of migration, among others, continued to drive complex population movements from the Horn of Africa and Yemen throughout the year. Record numbers of migrants and refugees (over 1 million) arriving in Europe by sea and land in 2015 have pushed mixed migration to the top of the agenda, in destination and transit countries alike. Migrants and refugees alike continued to face significant protection risks in the region and beyond, ranging from abuse to abduction and death at sea.

17 Feb 2016 description

Characteristic of preceding quarters in the year, mixed migration movements the final quarter of 2015 typified well-documented drivers including insecurity, acute poverty, social and political oppression and environmental fragility. Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to be at significant risk of harm, ranging from abduction to abuse and death at sea. Countries in the region continued to rely on detention as a form of immigration control.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

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Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

08 Dec 2015 description

A combination of new and renewed conflict, endemic poverty, and poor protection, among others, continued to drive complex population movements from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region this quarter. Governments in the region, and in transit countries along the various migratory routes, endorsed more restrictive measures in efforts to curb irregular migration through their territories. Migrants and asylum seekers alike continued to face significant protection risks, ranging from abuse to abduction and death at sea.

04 Aug 2015 description

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

23 Jul 2015 description
Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

20 Dec 2013 description

RMMS presents an end of year trend summary and analysis for 2013 with a focus on the Horn of Africa and Yemen region and neighbouring areas. For ease of reading this presentation avoids using statistics and more detailed elaboration but provides a generic overview of prominent trends. Statistical details can be found in RMMS literature produced during the course of 2013 (Regional Mixed Migration Monthly Summaries / Quarterly reports etc )and can be located on our website.

1. Mixed migration: major characteristics

11 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 11 November 2013 (IRIN) - The shipwreck that claimed the lives of more than 350 mainly Eritrean asylum seekers off the Italian island of Lampedusa last month has focused Europe’s obsession with irregular migration on the area of the Mediterranean separating southern Italy and Malta from North Africa. But this treacherous stretch of sea represents only the final leg of a lengthy journey filled with hazards.