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10 Nov 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

"We commend the Government of Rwanda for passing its first-ever law relating to the “prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others"

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.

22 Oct 2018 description

During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters. Pursuant to the mandates assigned to the IFRC at the 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the programme focused on supporting National Societies (NSs) to meet the following main goals:

25 Sep 2018 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, professor, Francesco Checchi, professor

Science must prevail

20 Sep 2018 description

Introduction

Ethiopia has a long standing history of hosting refugees. In 2004, a National Refugee Law was enacted based on the international and regional refugee conventions to which Ethiopia is a party. Currently, the country is host to some 905,800 refugees, the majority from South Sudan (46.6%), Somalia (28.4%), Eritrea (19.2%) and Sudan (4.9%). As conflicts are ongoing in neighbouring countries, refugees continue to enter Ethiopia on a daily basis, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa.

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

Editorial note

23 Aug 2018 description

By Sarah Wade-Apicella

22 August 2018, Incheon – Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan are in advanced stages of disaster risk reduction strategy development and contributing significantly to the achievement of Target E of the Sendai Framework; to increase the number of countries with national and local disaster reduction plans.

21 Aug 2018 description

Objectif: Partager des connaissances, expériences, bonnes pratiques et recommandations sur la résilience climatique et l’adaptation au changement climatique entre les bureaux de la FAO et des partenaires actifs à travers la sous-région, et, définir les priorités stratégiques, programmatiques, techniques et partenariales pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel dans le cadre de l’Initiative régionale «Accroître la résilience dans les zones arides de l’Afrique» en 2018-2021.

17 Aug 2018 description

928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)

59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old

34,509 New arrivals in 2018

INTRODUCTION

14 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2019

  • Relief actors scale up flood preparedness activities for the ongoing rainy season

  • High staple food prices projected to persist across Sudan through 2019

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jul 2018 description
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Executive summary

Climate risks threaten to derail development gains, cause spike in eco-migrants and undermine efforts to end poverty and hunger in the Arab Region

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

25 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Sudanese Government security forces have been removed from the UN Secretary-General’s annual report which lists parties to conflict that commit grave violations against children, following the implementation of the Action Plan to Protect Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.

11 Jul 2018 description

Natasha Grist

For farmers everywhere, and especially in the Sahel, innovation is a way of life, as they adapt and change farm practices to increase yields and decrease work inputs. With climate change posing increased risks, community and farm innovations that build climate resilience will help support and enhance the lives of many marginalised people. This paper examines five innovations from the BRACED programme working with vulnerable Sahelian populations, drawing lessons for other resilience-building efforts.

KEY MESSAGES

11 Jul 2018 description

Johannesburg, July 11, 2018 – The Government of Republic of the Sudan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) to work together towards helping the country better prepare to efficiently deal with extreme weather events and natural disasters. The MoU was signed during the ARC ‘Lessons Learned Workshop’ for the countries of East and Southern African (ESA) region which held at the Capital on the Park Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, to take stock of the ARC programme implementation.

10 Jul 2018 description

By Stella NGUGI

In Sudan, natural hazards such as floods and droughts are key contributors to the displacement of populations, food insecurity and other related humanitarian concerns – leaving much of the country’s population in a highly vulnerable state. Despite this, Sudan unfortunately does not have a comprehensive disaster risk management framework in place. In addition, there are also gaps regarding the rules and procedures to manage international disaster assistance, if and when required.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Worldwide modification

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

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.

28 Mar 2018 description

Moving from crisis response to risk management

Climate change affects the most food insecure people around the world, most of whom live in countries prone to extreme weather conditions and face high levels of environmental degradation. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent and climate disasters such as droughts, storms and floods will act as key driving forces behind these increases.