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18 May 2018 description
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Political Violence & Protests in Africa, 2018

Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of May 6th showed several key developments and points of concern.

31 Aug 2013 description

Agriculture is essential to the economies of East African countries. Climate change, with its effects on temperature and precipitation, threatens this important economic activity.

31 Jan 2011 description

Executive summary

Despite an official policy that prioritizes the notion of accommodating refugees in camps located in remote parts of the country, Kenya has tolerated the growth of an increasingly large refugee population in the capital city of Nairobi and other urban centres.

In recent years, the UNHCR Branch Office in Nairobi has responded to this development by a significant reorientation of its programme.

29 Oct 2010 description

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

31 Aug 2010 description

Executive summary

This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …

01 Aug 2010 description

Executive summary

This review examines the response of UNHCR and other stakeholders to three distinct but interrelated mixed migratory movements that are currently taking place to and within southern Africa. First, a movement of people from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, generally transiting through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and, to some extent, Zimbabwe; second, a movement of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda) to South Africa, a proportion of whom are also taking up residence in Malawi and Mozambique; and …

31 Jul 2010 description

ABSTRACT

The ten ASARECA member countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) have adopted, or are planning to adopt, a range of climate change adaptation strategies in agriculture.

Of the 26 strategies mentioned, only two are common to all 10 countries, while five more are common to five or more. The strategies common to all member countries include the development and promotion of drought-tolerant and early-maturing crop species and exploitation of new and renewable energy sources.

25 Mar 2010 description

Executive Summary

The traditional image of life in tented, sprawling camps no longer tells the full refugee story. As the world urbanises, refugees too are increasingly moving to built up areas - including large towns and cities. Today, almost half of the world's 10.5 million refugees reside in urban areas, with only one-third in camps (UNHCR, 2009). Refugees move to the city in the hope of finding a sense of community, safety and economic independence. However, in reality, what many actually find is harassment, physical assault and poverty.

20 Aug 2009 description

Editorial

by vasu gounden

In the last nine months, there have been several major armed crises in the world. These crises included the massive onslaught of Russian forces against Georgian forces, the Sri Lankan government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, Israeli forces against the forces of Hamas, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government forces against the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) forces of rebel leader, General Laurent Nkunda.

30 Jun 2008 description

Why don't disaster survivors who have been sexually exploited or abused by aid workers complain? Because keeping quiet is normal.

HAP International releases report into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse entitled, 'To complain or not to complain: still the question.'

No one really likes to complain but we do. In a given day we might complain if our food is overcooked in a restaurant, or if our 12 o'clock train doesn't appear until 12.35.

01 Aug 2007 description
  • summarises briefly developments during the previous month in some 70 situations of current or potential conflict, listed alphabetically by region, providing references and links to more detailed information sources (all references mentioned are hyperlinked in the electronic version of this bulletin);

    - assesses whether the overall situation in each case has, during the previous month, significantly deteriorated, significantly improved, or on balance remained more or less unchanged;

    - alerts readers to situations where, in the coming month, there is a particular risk of new or …

27 Mar 2006 description

Recent trends in agricultural growth and food security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) have been discouraging. With very low labor productivity, yields, and growth rates, agriculture is unable to keep up with population growth or achieve the type of pro-poor growth needed to reduce poverty dramatically.Yet agriculture accounts for about half of the region's gross domestic product (GDP) and is the main source of livelihood for the majority of the population. Behind this gloomy picture, however, lies agriculture's potential to be the engine for growth in ECA.

03 Dec 2002 description

James T. Morris, Executive Director World Food Programme
STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
New York

22 Aug 2002 description


Summary
The poor rainfall performance from March to July affected crop and pasture conditions raising food availability concerns in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The intensification of rainfall from the end of July over southeastern Eritrea and northern Ethiopia has eased the dryness and provided relief to the agricultural and pastoral communities but could pose flood risks in these countries due to saturated soils and swollen rivers.

12 Jul 2001 description

Since July 1997, African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) training has been conducted in Senegal, Uganda, Malawi, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, and Kenya, a senior administration official told the U.S. House of Representatives July 12.
William M. Bellamy, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, provided an update on ACRI to the House International Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Africa.

05 Apr 2000 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. April 5 2000


Nearly 16 million people face starvation in the Horn of Africa after repeated crop failures, but ongoing conflicts in the region make food distribution difficult.

By CHRIS MCGREAL in Johannesburg

Europe is preparing to spearhead large aid deliveries to the Horn of Africa in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the famine that claimed close to a million lives in Ethiopia 15 years ago.

31 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 31 1999