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17 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

GENEVA, 17 June 2018 - “We at UNICEF are relieved that all 123 children, including 60 unaccompanied children, have landed safely on the coast of Spain and are in good care after a distressing 8 days at sea.

17 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationCaroline Lenette Senior Lecturer, UNSW

Storytelling is innate to humans. For millennia, ever since cave paintings were used to record practices, storytelling in all its different forms and genres has contributed to rich cultural traditions from one generation to the next.

17 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Shelling on villages in western Jebel Marra killed three people on Friday, the first day of the Eid El Fitr. Government forces severly beat-up three boys in the area of Golol on Thursday.

Three houses burned to the ground in indiscriminate artillery shelling by government forces towards the villages in the area of Fuju, nearby Golo in Rokoro locality (central Jebel Marra), a youth activist told Radio Dabanga.

Maryam Yousef and Dar Es Salaam Yagoub, and Abdallah Ibrahim were fatally hit by an exploding projectile, he reported.

17 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Community leaders in eastern Sudan have renewed their demand for the abolition of the State of Emergency in southern Tokar in Red Sea state and in Kassala. They denounce the continuing attacks by government forces on civilians in the area.

“People in southern Tokar are living under the State of Emergency for more than 15 years,” Abdallah Mousa, a native administration official told Radio Dabanga.

16 Jun 2018 description


  • Concerns over 2018 cropping season due to shortages and high prices of fuel and inputs

  • Aggregate 2017 cereal production estimated at 5.2 million tonnes, 40 percent less than 2016 record output, but still about 10 percent above-average

  • Prices of cereals surging to record levels, mainly due to removal of wheat subsidies and sharp depreciation of local currency

15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

15 Jun 2018 description


15 Jun 2018 description

Guide for policy makers

This report provides an overview of alternatives to immigration detention in Africa. Drawing from examples in 32 African countries, the report highlights some of the measures in place that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
African policy makers are facing both internal and external pressure to manage migration more effectively. The research undertaken for this report demonstrates that:

15 Jun 2018 description

“This year, the Day of the African Child is held under the theme “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. While sustained growth in great parts of the continent has led to sizable advances for children, the boys and girls growing up in countries affected by armed conflict continue to lag behind.

15 Jun 2018 description

Key Figures
- 179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
- 372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - March 2018)
- 52,739 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya
- 15,316 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
- 603 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
- 1,275 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)
- 1,609 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers evacuated since November 2017

Population Movements

15 Jun 2018 description

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.

15 Jun 2018 description


The European Commission is one of the main donors present in Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world that faces several interconnected humanitarian crises. Food insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent epidemics, and thousands of malaria cases plague the country and directly impact the high morbidity and mortality of its children under age five. Violence in neighbouring countries has forced thousands of people to flee to Chad. EU humanitarian aid provides food, helps displaced populations and refugees, and fights epidemics.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

14 JUNE 2018

The Security Council received an update today on the recent activities of the Sudan sanctions committee, including detailed information about a visiting mission to the country undertaken from 13 to 20 April.

Joanna Wronecka (Poland), Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning Sudan, told members that the purpose of the visit was to obtain information on the implementation of sanctions measures in Sudan by viewing the facts on the ground.

14 Jun 2018 description

Au sommaire

Nouvelles dynamiques au Sud P.1
Défis de protection au Lac P.3
Retour des réfugiés tchadiens du Soudan P.4

Faits saillants

14 Jun 2018 description

As Eid approaches, women from around the Arab world join forces to make traditional holiday pastries and deliver them to needy families in Amman.

By Annie Sakkab and Charlie Dunmore in Amman, Jordan | 14 June 2018

The women are refugees from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia, as well as local Jordanians, and they have gathered to make ma’amoul – a traditional shortbread pastry that is consumed across the Arab world during Eid celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of North Darfur State said it would embark on planning IDPs camps to accommodate those who are willing to stay permanently and integrate into the local community.

The Sudanese government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s five states since the eruption of the armed conflict in the region.

It has set a number of options for IDPs, including resettlement in the area where they are, or in another area according to their desire.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 12, 2018 (ZALINGEI) - On Tuesday, violent clashes broke out between Sudanese government forces and fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) in the Central Darfur State, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their villages.

A Sudanese official told Sudan Tribune that SLM-AW fighters recently regained control of several positions in Jebel Kali and Badia areas, adding this development forced the Sudanese army to mobilize more than 2,000 troops including the Rapid Support Forces to retake these areas from them.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Tuesday said the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) has postponed a visit of the special envoy of the chief African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki to Khartoum.

Earlier this month, Sudan’s Presidential Envoy for Diplomatic Contact and Negotiation for Darfur Amin Hassan Omer said a delegation from the AUHIP would arrive in Khartoum on 4 June to discuss ways to resume peace talks.

However, Omer announced the AUHIP has delayed the visit but he didn’t elaborate on what motivated the postponement.