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31 Dec 2010 description

Abstract: This is the first paper using household survey data from two countries involved in an international war (Eritrea and Ethiopia) to measure the conflict’s impact on children’s health in both nations. The identification strategy uses event data to exploit exogenous variation in the conflict’s geographic extent and timing and the exposure of different children’s birth cohorts to the fighting. The paper uniquely incorporates GPS information on the distance between survey villages and conflict sites to more accurately measure a child’s war exposure.

28 Dec 2010 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Thousands of individuals continue to return by road, rail, barge, and plane from northern Sudan to their homelands in Southern Sudan and the Three Areas of Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Abyei. As of December 28, relief agencies had verified the return of 105,334 people in government-organized and spontaneous movements since October 30.

- The humanitarian community continues to prepare for and respond to humanitarian needs associated with population movements. U.N.

15 Dec 2010 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

Les différents travaux sur la sécurité des acteurs humanitaires classent la Somalie parmi les contextes opérationnels les plus dangereux du Monde avec l’Afghanistan, le Darfour et, depuis peu, le Tchad.

Le danger est en effet permanent pour les acteurs et ces derniers ont payé un prix élevé pour leur engagement auprès des populations somaliennes. Si le nombre d’incidents a diminué entre 2009 et 2008, passant d’environ 120 incidents sérieux à 70, c’est essentiellement lié à la diminution très forte de la présence des humanitaires sur le terrain.

13 Dec 2010 description

Refugees and asylum seekers escaping conflict, genocide, famine, and torture face an extremely difficult journey. Thousands set out from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and other African countries in search of safety and protection, passing through Egypt, where their situation remains hostile and insecure. Once arriving in Israel, they are immediately detained, often for several weeks, months, and sometimes even years.

03 Dec 2010 description

Situation Générale en novembre 2010

Prévision jusqu'à'mi-janvier 2011

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste préoccupante au Soudan. Malgré les efforts en lutte du mois de novembre, des ailés ont formé de petits groupes qui se sont déplacés vers le nord-est du Soudan o=F9 ils ont pondu, tandis que plusieurs autres groupes ont traversé la mer Rouge en direction de la côte septentrionale de l'Arabie saoudite. Si de bonnes pluies tombent dans ces deux pays, les effectifs acridiens pourraient augmenter rapidement et menacer la région.

02 Dec 2010 description
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General Situation during November 2010
Forecast until mid-January 2011

01 Dec 2010 description


- The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

- The South Sudan referendum Domestic & regional security implications

- Anxieties and hopes in the Sudan

The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

24 Nov 2010 description
report UN Radio

Listen to the News

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Eritrean children caught in Ethiopian no-man's land

An increasing number of young Eritrean children are leaving their country without their parents and ending up in refugee camps in Ethiopia. They're leaving for a variety of reasons. Many discover that life is actually better at home but they are unable to cross back into Eritrea, because they don't have the right papers.

09 Nov 2010 description

VIENTIANE, Laos, 9 November 2010-Max Kerley, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the UN focal point for mine action, expressed his satisfaction with the new Convention on Cluster Munitions during the First Meeting of States Parties in Vientiane, Laos. "This is the most important step for global conventional disarmament since the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Roll Back Malaria

DAKAR, Senegal, 4 November 2010 - Senegal's malaria control efforts have enabled the country to significantly reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality, according to Focus on Senegal, a report released today by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) as part of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Progress and Impact series.

Senegal's health minister, the Honourable Modou Diagne Fada, summarized the results as follows: "Senegal's northern areas could be malaria-free in the next …

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg).

01 Nov 2010 description

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

Early Warning Issues for Nov

Country Analysis: Sudan

PSC Retrospective: Continental Early Warning System (CEWS)

Country Analysis: Eritrea

PSC Retrospective: African Women's decade and the anniversary of the UN 1325 resolution

PSC Retrospective: The Relationship between the PSC and African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

PSC Retrospective: African Union Peace Day

Important Forthcoming Dates

This Report is an independent publication of the Institute for Security Studies.

29 Oct 2010 description

An analysis and projections based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

28 Oct 2010 description

SIPRI Background Paper

October 2010

Pieter D. Wezeman

SUMMARY

A United Nations arms embargo restricts arms flows to Somalia. However, supplies to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) are allowed and the UN has urged the international community to supply arms to the TFG and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Somali non-state actors continue to obtain weapons from external sources. Eritrea, in particular, is accused of having supported Somali opposition groups since at least 2005.

25 Oct 2010 description

An innovative new software application that keeps real-time tabs on rainfall and its impact on local farmers could help WFP anticipate droughts in Africa before they're felt. The first platform of its kind, Africa RiskView could also gauge the effects of climate change over the long term.

ROME-Imagine that it's the end of a growing season in East Africa and the harvests have been poor. The rains this year were too little and too late and now millions of people stand to go hungry.

21 Oct 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Interviewed by Yasser Al-Ariqi

For the Yemen Times

Published:21-10-2010

Could you briefly tell me about IOM in Yemen? When did it start and what are the key areas?

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established in 1951. Working closely with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners, IOM is the principle international organization addressing global migration challenges. In 2010, 127 countries were members of IOM with 17 holding observer status, with an annual programme budget exceeding USD 1 billion.

15 Oct 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

October 15, 2010 (MEKELLE, Ethiopia) - Hundreds of Eritrean refugees who have for years been camped at various refugee camps in Northern Ethiopia, for the first time have began joining Ethiopian government owned higher institutions.

The decision is taken by Ethiopian authorities ten years after the two neighboring rivals went into the 1998-2000 border war that killed nearly 70,000 people.

The higher learning provision comes following Ethiopian government's recent decision of 'out of camp scheme' that allows Eritrean refugees to live out of refugee …