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17 Oct 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Introduction

Hopes that the August 2015 peace agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) government of Salva Kiir and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) of Riek Machar would end the conflict in South Sudan collapsed with the return to fighting on 8 July 2016. A year later the fighting has continued and spread, the humanitarian crisis has deepened, and the international peacemakers are reduced to making appeals to end the violence that are ignored.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lindah Mogeni

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) - “Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort,” said South Sudan’s Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, celebrated its six-year anniversary on July 9 this year, with its president, Salva Kirr, marking 2017 as the ‘Year of Peace and Prosperity.’

25 Sep 2017 description
report Tana Copenhagen

Tana is currently formulating the new Danish Country Programme for Uganda 2018 – 2022.

The programme will have a budget of 750 million DKK for the period. The country programme will consist of 2 thematic programmes. One supporting good governance and democracy, and the other supporting growth and employment.

15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

14 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations

Nairobi, 11 September 2017 – Under the leadership of the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, representatives of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework agreement, namely from the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) undertook a field visit in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess progress in the neutralization of negative forces in this region.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Global Witness

Les entreprises qui exportent et commercialisent des minerais provenant de la région des Grands Lacs africains ont opéré quelques progrès en matière d’approvisionnement responsable, mais elles doivent fournir davantage d’efforts

Moins de la moitié des firmes officiellement enregistrées en 2015 comme exportant des minerais de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, du Rwanda et de l’Ouganda ont publié un rapport sur leur exercice du devoir de diligence pour cette année-là.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Global Witness

New analysis shows companies exporting and trading minerals from the African Great Lakes region have made some progress on responsible sourcing, but must do more

Less than half of companies officially recorded as exporting minerals in 2015 from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda published due diligence reports for that year.

08 Sep 2017 description

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is set to meet at ministerial level on the margins of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s opening session in New York later this month to discuss the continuing war in South Sudan. Neither the PSC nor the UN Security Council (UNSC) has so far come up with lasting solutions to the devastating war in Africa’s newest state.

18 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.

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03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2017 has been marked by a deepening nutrition crisis across the Arid and Semi-Arid counties lands with the five counties in the country reporting global acute malnutrition rates above 20% since February. The June 2017 prevalence of acute malnutrition in Turkana is comparable to that of the 2011 drought emergency. Since February, five counties in the country have reported GAM in excess of 20%.

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

20 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationDavid H. Shinn, Adjunct professor of international affairs, George Washington University

11 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,930,565*
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

507,161*
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 June

272,935
Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 May 2017

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