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27 Nov 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
29 Oct 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Localized heavy rain showers impact Somalia and Kenya

Food security in the region has improved as harvests start to reach the markets

DRC Crisis: more than 772,450 people have been displaced in North Kivu since January 2009

Ethiopia: number of severely malnourished children declines for third straight month in August

Up to 3,000 IDP families in need of humanitarian support in Luuq, Somalia

South Sudan: health situation in Upper Nile refugee camps remains fragile

Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak kills five in Uganda

15 Oct 2012 description

Highlights

  • Rains continue to pound much of region

  • Great Lakes crisis unabated

  • Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger

  • Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts

  • Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia

  • Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months

  • Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan

  • Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed

04 Sep 2012 description
report The New York Times

GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many killed by a single bullet to the top of the head.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

27 Aug 2012 description
report Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement congolais a décidé de suspendre les opérations d’expulsion des Mbororos, des éleveurs armés originaires du Tchad et du Soudan qui cherchent des pâturages pour leur bétail en Province Orientale. Le ministre de l’Intérieur, Richard Muyej Mangez, l’a annoncé samedi 27 août aux autorités et responsables des services de sécurité du territoire d’Ango, dans la même province. Selon lui, la RDC doit s’assurer que ces expulsions ne violent pas les lois internationales auxquelles elle a librement souscrit.

20 Aug 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Mid-Year Security Brief provides a summary and analysis of the reported activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from January – June 2012 (analysis period).

10 Aug 2012 description

This month’s Conflict Trends report is the fifth in a series of publications by the Armed Conflict Location &Event Dataset which report and analyse realtime conflict data from across the African continent.

This issue will focus on developments in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. Realtime data for the month of July is presented for each of these countries, and compared with historical trends to identify profiles and patterns in the geography, agents and modalities of violence in each case.

09 Aug 2012 description
Press release
Overview of Country Selection and Apportionment

(New York, 9 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$55 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.

09 Aug 2012 description

(New York, 9 août 2012) La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordinatrice des secours d’urgence, Valerie Amos, a alloué un montant de 55 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence afin de renforcer les opérations humanitaires dans huit pays où les crises humanitaires sont les plus négligées.

08 Aug 2012 description

Efforts to build lasting peace at regional level involve multiple strata of actors, institutions and processes. Regional organisations that are in search of shared peace and security must take cognisance of the various layers of political and social history of many sovereign states. These bodies must accommodate different economies, legal systems and security capacities, cultures and confl icting interests. Challenges such as these are particuraly acute for new regional institutions, especially when they ambitiously set out to solve newly-defi ned problems.

30 Jul 2012 description

This conflict trend report from ACLED is the fourth of our monthly reports that focus on regional conflict trends within Africa. In this issue, we concentrate our analysis on recent political violence in DRCongo, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan.
Analysis of these countries is focused on the month of June 2012, with reference to violence patterns over the course of ACLED’s dataset. Present conflict patterns are compared with recent violent trends, highlighting new patterns, actors and locations.

27 Jul 2012 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • The crisis in Eastern DRC has caused close to 220,000 new displacements in North Kivu since April 2012. In total, over 747,000 people are now IDPs throughout the province. In addition, over 48,000 refugees have been registered in Rwanda and Uganda this year.

23 Jul 2012 description

PRESS RELEASE
BY DR. TOMAZ AUGUSTO SALOMÃO
THE CHAIRPERSON
OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE
ON THE
SIGNING OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
FOR THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME ON
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

16 TH JULY 2012, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

29 Jun 2012 description

This conflict trend report from ACLED is the third of our monthly reports that focus on regional conflict trends within Africa. We concentrate our analysis on recent political violence in DR-Congo, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan & South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and North African states including Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Analysis is focused on the month of May 2012, with reference to violence patterns over the course of the last three months. Present conflict patterns are compared with recent violent with new trends, actors and locations highlighted.

25 Jun 2012 description
report Resolve

Executive Summary

In October 2011, President Obama announced the deployment of nearly 100 US military advisers to central Africa to assist Ugandan and regional military forces in defeating the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group that has committed atrocities against civilians in the region for over two decades.

21 Jun 2012 description
report UN Security Council

CS/10679

Conseil de sécurité
6789e séance – matin

Le Conseil de sécurité a convenu aujourd’hui avec quatre commandants des forces de l’ONU de « la nécessité d’un système pour évaluer et appuyer des normes militaires communes et éviter ainsi les contre-performances ». À ce jour, l’ONU a déployé sur le terrain 17 opérations de maintien de la paix servies par 120 000 Casques bleus.

13 Jun 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/AB/4034

Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
38e séance – matin

La Cinquième Commission, chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires, a recommandé à l’Assemblée générale d’approuver un budget d’un montant total de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 14 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (OMP) et missions politiques spéciales, pour couvrir l’exercice budgétaire annuel allant du 1er juillet 2012 au 30 juin 2013.

24 May 2012 description
report Enough Project

Enough Project Proposes Policy Recommendations to the Great Lakes Contact Group

Posted by Annette LaRocco on May 23, 2012

This Thursday and Friday in The Hague, the International Contact Group on the Great Lakes Region will meet again. Since the early 2000s, the contact group, a body that consists of representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the European Union, and the United Nations, has met on a quarterly basis to focus on political, diplomatic, security, and development issues in the Great Lakes region of Africa.