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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.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

13 Mar 2017 description

Are you looking for PSEA Networks at country levels ?

Three SEA coordination mechanisms exist in CAR: HCT, UNCT, and SRSG/MINUSCA. Common actors bridge the task-forces at both senior and technical levels i.e. HC, DHC, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF. (HCT) PSEA Task Force

28 Feb 2017 description
report Theirworld

Ten years ago world leaders agreed to work together to stop the use of child soldiers - progress has been made but there are still child recruits in countries around the world. As many as 300,000 children are believed to be serving as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world - depriving them of a normal childhood and education.

These boys and girls, some as young as seven, serve in government forces and armed opposition groups. They fight on front lines, participate in suicide missions and act as spies, messengers or lookouts.

21 Dec 2016 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationCristiano D'Orsi, University of Johannesburg

18 Aug 2016 description

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.

10 May 2016 description

Leila Zerrougui addresses the African Union Open Session on Children and Armed Conflict

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Protecting schools from attacks and military use is essential to fulfil one of the promises of the 2030 Agenda: ensuring access to education for all children, Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict told members of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council during the third annual Open Session on children and armed conflict.

23 Dec 2015 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea will provide a combined 1.5 million US dollars -- or 500,000 US dollars each -- in humanitarian assistance for the Central African Republic, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are facing chronic humanitarian crises but not receiving sufficient assistance from the international community.

2 . The three aforementioned countries have been undergoing severe humanitarian crises triggered by civil wars; public insecurity and political instability; vulnerable governance; and climate change over the past few decades.

20 Oct 2015 description

In this issue:

The health response to the humanitarian crises in the Central African Republic and Somalia. The World Humanitarian Day campaign provides an opportunity to say thanks to humanitarian health workers.
Central African

Situation Highlights - CAR

02 Oct 2015 description


2 October 2015

Adopts Resolutions on Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Countering Violent Extremism, and Racism and Racial Discrimination

19 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7407th Meeting* (AM)

During a mission to Africa last week, the Security Council held wide-ranging exchanges with key stakeholders in the peace processes in the Central African Republic and Burundi, witnessing progress and challenges on the ground, and discussed ways of bolstering the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union to ensure broader stability and development in the continent.

06 Jan 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq, and Somalia. In particular, this update highlights the expected renewal of the sanctions regime in CAR that is mandated to designate individuals and entities for committing grave violations against children.

01 Jan 2015 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Africa and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of the two major emergency situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan which have affected operations in many neighbouring countries and will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

26 Sep 2014 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein
September 25, 2014 10:56 AM

GENEVA— The International Committee of the Red Cross says millions of people in Africa who are facing violence, hunger and displacement are in desperate need of assistance. The humanitarian group is appealing to the international community for more help.

International Committee of the Red Cross Operations Director Dominik Stillhart just visited the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Somalia. He says these conflict-ridden countries are in desperate need of more international support.

17 Sep 2014 description

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), where spiralling violence has left thousands dead and more than a million displaced.

In her lead article, Enrica Picco highlights the slow and inadequate response to the crisis, and questions whether the humanitarian system has the will and capacity to respond in such contexts.

18 Aug 2014 description
report IRIN

Insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale

NAIROBI, 18 août 2014 (IRIN) - Quelque 20 millions de personnes sont en situation d'insécurité alimentaire aiguë en Afrique de l'Est et Centrale. Selon les organisations d'aide humanitaire, la plupart se trouvent à un niveau « de crise » ou « d'urgence ». Ce chiffre est bien plus élevé qu'en juillet 2013, quand l'insécurité alimentaire touchait 15,8 millions de personnes.

01 Jul 2014 description

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), Central African Republic, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, and Syria. In particular, the update provides recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the presentation of the Secretary-General’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict in the DRC.

25 Apr 2014 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Central African Republic, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Yemen and Syria. In particular, the update highlights the recruitment and use of children, including through youth mobilization, in South Sudan, and provides recommendations on the re-prioritizing of the UNMISS mandate.

04 Apr 2014 description

1) Central African Republic

We have received more detailed information on the incident involving Chadian soldiers in Bangui on March 29, following an initial investigation carried out by a human rights team on the ground.

Earlier this week, the team from the Human Rights and Justice Section of BINUCA visited two medical centers (the Hopital Communautaire, and the Hopital General) where most of the survivors are being treated and also visited the site where the shooting took place at PK 12, in the North of Bangui.