Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- 11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund transforms children's lives
- AMISOM and Somali national security officers complete training on civil-military cooperation
- Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - September 2018 (issued on 18 October 2018)
- Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #8 (8 October 2018)
New report: More than one million lives could be saved by 2030
Lethal violence claimed 560,000 lives in 2016—more than one person every minute of every day of the year.
In recent years illicit arms flows have been given significant attention at the global level, culminating in September 2015 with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, more specifically, SDG Target 16.4, which commits states to significantly reduce illicit arms flows by 2030.
In vast areas of East Africa, violent conflict involving pastoralist communities, and exacerbated by the prevalence of firearms, has resulted in large-scale death and injury, as well as the impoverishment of entire communities.
Many communities reliant on agro-pastoralism are situated in the Karamoja Cluster and in the Horn of Africa. The Karamoja Cluster comprises the border regions of south-western Ethiopia, north-western Kenya, south-eastern South Sudan, and north-eastern Uganda; the Horn of Africa is made up of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
ITALIAN MAFIA HOMICIDES DOWN 43% FROM 2007 TO 2010
Italian crime groups moving increasingly into legal markets
Italian mafia homicides, already in general decline for more than a decade, dropped 43 per cent over the period 2007 to 2010, according to the Small Arms Survey 2013. Analysts link the steep reduction to the mafia groups’ increasing interest in legal markets, where murder attracts law enforcement attention, hindering legitimate business operations.
The annual value of authorized international transfers of small arms, light weapons, their parts, accessories, and ammunition is at least USD 8.5 billion, according to the Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets. The new figure, the result of a four-year investigation completed this year, is more than double the previous estimate of approximately USD 4 billion, released in 2006.