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15 Dec 2018 description

15 December 2018, Hawassa - The Ethiopia-Kenya high-level cross-border peace dialogue organized by IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) on 14 December 2018 in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia concluded with a joint action plan to address ongoing inter-communal violent conflict along the common border.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

Today, the humanitarian system is under unprecedented strain. Whether due to natural or human-induced crises, the disasters unfolding across the world are not only more frequent, they are also more complex.

The international humanitarian community is increasingly faced with the need to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and crises that are characterized by a combination of multiple and compounding vulnerabilities.

13 Dec 2018 description

PEOPLE IN NEED 7.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED 5.7M

REQUIREMENTS (US$) 1.5B

NUMBER OF HUMANITARIAN PARTNERS 183 (11 UN, 67 INGOs, 105 LNGOs)

FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR

12 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Some 8 million people are projected to continue to receive humanitarian assistance in 2019, requiring US$1.2 billion.

Humanitarian needs to remain high in Ethiopia in 2019

11 Dec 2018 description

Key developments in the week of December 2nd include the escalating Islamic State activity in Egypt and Burkina Faso; the instability posed by other Islamist militants such as in Mozambique; and the high tensions in Togo and Ethiopia.

The Islamic State is nearly as strong in Africa in 2018 as when it peaked in 2015. Since October, activity by Islamic State militants has significantly risen across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa and this trend is likely to continue.

10 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

Over the last few months, the peaceful coexistence of people living in Gedeo and West Guji has been disturbed. The Gedeo–Guji tension has resulted in thousands of people being displaced from their homes by violence. Nongovernmental organizations, such as Catholic Relief Services and World Vision, are collaborating with the Government of Ethiopia to address people’s immediate needs through holistic responses for internally displaced people (IDPs)—addressing health, nutrition, sanitation and shelter needs.

06 Dec 2018 description
report African Union

PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCXI)

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 811th meeting held on 22 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the activities of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan and the Horn of Africa:

Council,

06 Dec 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 811ème réunion tenue le 22 novembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur les activités du Groupe de mise en œuvre de haut niveau de l'Union africaine (AUHIP) pour le Soudan, le Soudan du Sud et la Corne de l’Afrique:

Le Conseil,

30 Nov 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 810TH meeting held on 22 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Horn of Africa:

Council,

  1. Takes note of the briefings by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security on the developments in the Horn of Africa, as well as the statements made by the representatives of the countries of the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan;

20 Nov 2018 description
report European Union

Ethiopia: Council adopts conclusions

On 19 November 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Ethiopia. The Council notes that Ethiopia has witnessed momentous change and that political and economic reforms have gained a new impetus under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. His ambitious agenda towards a more democratic and just Ethiopian society is a positive example for the region and beyond.

13 Nov 2018 description

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907 (2009), 2023 (2011), 2060 (2012) and 2111 (2013). Accordingly, the draft resolution states that the committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea will be known as the committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia.

13 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

Millions forced from their homes by the conflict need to be heard

More than four million South Sudanese, a third of the country’s population, have been forced to flee their homes during the last five years. Without an effort to include their views – not just those of the country’s political elite – lasting peace will be difficult to achieve.

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

In September 2018, South Sudanese political and armed actors signed a new peace agreement after months of negotiations between parties to the defunct 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) and other groups that had since been created. While hailed by some as a significant step forward, the deal is clearly fragile. Fighting has since continued in parts of the country and some parties have reconsidered their support for the deal.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

06 Nov 2018 description

Addis Ababa October 5/2018 Training on post-conflict recovery is being given to peacekeepers from nine African countries at the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center (EPSTC).

Opening the 9th round training today, Peace Keeping Main Department Acting Director Birgadier-General Habtamu Tilahun said concrete and sustainable post-conflict reconstruction is required to address the interlinked causes of political violence and under-development, and prevent relapse into conflict in the Horn of Africa.

05 Nov 2018 description
  • 167,695 refugees in Ethiopia are between the ages of 15-24, representing 18.5% of the registered refugee population in the country

  • 63,495 refugee youth are South Sudanese sheltered in camps in the Gambella region. They make up 38% of the youth refugee population in Ethiopia

  • In Pugnido camp, Gambella, a ‘Youth Peace Education Club’, comprising of young people from the host and refugee communities, work on initiatives aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence and peace-building

HIGHLIGHTS

24 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4242

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 31ST & 32ND MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Lasting Stability Never Comes with Repression, Special Rapporteur Says, Describing ‘Sad Fate’ of Freedom of Expression in Belarus

24 Oct 2018 description
report European Union

11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union

Brussels, Belgium
23 October 2018