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21 Sep 2018 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme, trente-neuvième session
Dialogue interactif sur le Burundi
Genève, le 17 septembre 2018

Monsieur le Président,
Excellences,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Nous avons aujourd’hui l’honneur de vous présenter notre rapport final qui clôture le second terme de notre mandat, renouvelé par la résolution 36/19 du 29 septembre 2017.

21 Sep 2018 description

MATIN

Il achève son débat général consacré à la promotion et à la protection de tous les droits de l'homme et entend une déclaration de haut dignitaire

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

20 Sep 2018 description

SITUATION

• Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

20 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

  1. Since January 2018, more than 75,000 people were affected by natural events: mostly floods, landslides and intense winds, due to the rainy season. The most affected areas are Ngozi and Rutana due to field destruction.

  2. The most urgent needs detected during the multi-sector evaluations were: emergency shelters and rental support, non-food item (NFI) kits, WASH and food.

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

20 Sep 2018 description

South Sudan between war and peace

On 12 September the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the main opposition leader, Riek Machar, signed a revised version of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). The new agreement brings an end to various negotiations that have taken place intermittently since the international High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched during December 2017.

19 Sep 2018 description

This report provides insights into land as the main productive asset for building self-reliance of refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. It provides evidence on the access to and utilisation of land considering the growing number of refugees. It also considers how the interplay of the local, social, political and economic context influences decisions on land and highlights the impact of land decisions on household livelihoods as well as the environment. The report proposes options for optimising Uganda’s progressive refugee policy.

19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

18 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Le pays connaît de nouveaux abus et un climat de peur depuis le référendum

18 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Abuses, Climate of Fear After Referendum

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should renew the mandate for the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi during its ongoing session in Geneva. The commission is the strongest – and one of the few – sources of public reporting on the serious human rights abuses being committed in the country, including killings, beatings, sexual violence, arbitrary imprisonment, and intimidation.

17 Sep 2018 description

FOREWORD

Africa still hosts the largest number of displaced people worldwide. In 2017, some 24.2 million people in Africa were forced to flee as the result of conflict, persecution, other human rights abuses and food insecurity. Few political solutions were in sight.

17 Sep 2018 description

Human Rights Council, Thirty-ninth session
Interactive Dialogue on Burundi
Geneva, 17 September 2018

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today we have the honour to present our final report, which concludes the second term of our mandate, renewed by resolution 36/19 of 29 September 2017.

17 Sep 2018 description

17 September 2018
MORNING

Hears Address by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, and Concludes General Debate on the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights

17 Sep 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »

17 Sep 2018 description

Background & Methodology

Due to its proximity to three major humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its progressive refugee hosting and settlement policies, and the ease of border crossings, Uganda has received a large number of refugees over the past 3 years.