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31 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2016 description

Facteurs de fragilité

  • Choix des moyens de subsistance limités pour une population jeune en plein essor

  • Marginalisation sur les plans social et politique

  • Précarité des rapports entre communautés

  • Disparités en matière de développement économique et social au niveau infranational

  • Territoires non gouvernés et contestés

Réponse stratégique

31 Dec 2016 description

Fragility Drivers

  • Limited livelihood choices for a bulging youth demographic

  • Social political marginalization

  • Adversarial/poor community relations

  • Sub-national economic and social development disparities

  • Ungoverned and contested spaces

Strategic Response

Addressing fault lines, risks and threats in the socio-economic cultural and the institutional landscape at community, national and subregional levels

How

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has always seen the importance in providing humanitarian relief for African countries, with its host national societies lacking the capacity to procure the needs of its vulnerable population amid man-made and natural disasters like; droughts and civil war leading to hunger & malnutrition.
As these countries look for ways for sustainable development, the TRC acknowledges that lack of nutrition is the root cause for holding countries back, as persons essentially need energy to function or achieve in terms of education and livelihoods.

31 Dec 2016 description

The need to build peace

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding.
Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

2,040

Number of new arrivals between the 21st and 27th December 2016

291

Daily average of new arrivals between 21st and 27th of December 2016

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
    Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.

30 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The cycle of violence and unrest that Burundi has been experiencing since April 2015 has become protracted. An estimated 110,000 people are displaced and 325,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.1 Communities are experiencing the erosion of coping mechanisms, with chronically high levels of food and nutrition insecurity, as well as recurring flooding and displacement. The protection crisis is disproportionately affecting children, who make up approximately half of Burundi’s population.

29 Dec 2016 description

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

The United Nations estimates almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid and has appealed for a record $22.2 billion to help them.

29 Dec 2016 description

Staple food prices atypically increasing alongside prospects of below-average harvest

Key Messages

  • Following below-average 2016 production, some poor households in Karamoja have depleted household food stocks in December, three months earlier than normal. Many are atypically dependent on markets and above-average prices are lowering food access. In Napak, Kaabong, and Moroto, poor households are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in April and May, the peak of the lean season.

29 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

This paper outlines ongoing interventions under the Horn of Africa window of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) in the sector of peacebuilding and conflict prevention, based on the first, second, third and fourth pipelines of projects approved by the Operational Committee of the Trust Fund.

The implementation of the EU Emergency Trust Fund in the Horn of Africa is based on a two-fold logic:
Firstly, it is grounded in a migration and displacement logic. Details of the operational lines of action following this approach are outlined in a related paper.

28 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 27 December 2016

Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you’re too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations?

Read more on IRIN

28 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, met with the heads of the Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Arko Minawi and the Justice and Equality Movement led by Jibril Ibrahim, to searched for ways to activate their support of the peace process in Sudan.

On Monday, Ibrahim and Minawi said in a joint statement after the informal meeting in Kampala on Saturday that the key to activate the peace process and achieve a comprehensive political settlement is to stick to the African Union roadmap agreement.

24 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
346,255 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 November 2016

FUNDING
**USD 180.6 million"" requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

Gap
49%

Funded
51%

24 Dec 2016 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

As of end of September 2016, more than 2.7 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.7 million internally displaced people inside the country and 1 million who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. This represents an increase of about 200,000 people newly displaced. There were about 202,020 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.

24 Dec 2016 description

Paul Montgomery, Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Maryalice Wu, Laurel Steinfield, Linda Scott

Abstract

Background

Poor menstrual knowledge and access to sanitary products have been proposed as barriers to menstrual health and school attendance. In response, interventions targeting these needs have seen increasing implementation in public and private sectors. However, there has been limited assessment of their effectiveness.

Objectives