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This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. The update also provides updates on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations regarding the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar.
by Emma Batha | @emmabatha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01 GMT
By Emma Batha
LONDON, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and children facing unspeakable violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the most neglected crisis in 2017, according to a survey of aid agencies.
Overshadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar, Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the centre of the vast country, they said.
23 people were killed in attacks by Batwa fighters in Tanganyika from 25-30 May, resulting in communities from more than five villages fleeing. Provincial authorities have forcibly returned IDPs in Kalemie to their villages of origin in Tanganyika despite widespread insecurity.
In Nord-Kivu, humanitarian access is deteriorating as intercommunal violence has increased over the last six months. ICRC has suspended their operations providing assistance to 25,000 people in Lubero territory after the abduction of two humanitarian staff.
The US government is continuing to exercise pressure through the application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) by granting partial waivers to some states in order to end their unlawful recruitment and use of children in conflict. In its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, the US Department of State listed nine states, namely the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chad, this year, does not figure in the list compiled by the US State Department.
9.6 million people remain displaced in the region
Nearly 750,000 people displaced since March 2013
NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders on Monday released its annual list of the world's 10 worst humanitarian crises.
The following is the list, as provided by the group, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres.
1. Violence against civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
2. Violence, civilians cut off from aid in Afghanistan
Minorities in Africa are at greater risk than ever before from the war against terrorism as well as from repressive governments, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says as it launches its annual 'Peoples under Threat' ranking.
Half of the top 20 countries in Peoples under Threat 2009 are African states, reveals MRG in its internationally acclaimed global survey released today.
1.1 The Public Service Agreement (PSA) framework has changed for the period 2008-11. Thirty PSAs now reflect a collective set of the UK government's priorities.
1.2 The Department for International Development (DFID) is the lead department on PSA 29: Reduce poverty in poorer countries through quicker progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Launching the ICRC's Annual Report for 2007, the organization's President, Jakob Kellenberger, outlined the ICRC's swift response to the accelerating food price surge in countries affected by conflict.