Ethiopia’s Ogaden rebels declare unilateral ceasefire

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Ethiopian rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire pointing to the call for peace by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The ONLF “declares Unilateral ceasefire from today – 12:00 pm, August 12, 2018, that and will cease all military and security operations directed against the Ethiopian Security Apparatus in the Somali territory (Ogaden), until a negotiated comprehensive cessation of hostilities is reached with the (…)


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South Sudan: UNMISS PoC Update, 13 August 2018

Source: UN Mission in South Sudan
Country: South Sudan

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 9 August 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of
Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 198,444 inclu…

South Sudan: IOM Event Tracking: Tambura (4-6 July 2018)

Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan

Background

Since the end of May, conflict between government and opposition forces has led to IDPs fleeing to Tambura from the Nagero area. Travel routes are unsafe, and IDPs have …

South Sudan: IOM Event Tracking: Yambio (4-6 July 2018)

Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan

Background

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) that have recently fled to Yambio town as a result of conflict indicate that they have traveled from areas such as Saura, Makporo, Ma…

Older people are excluded from humanitarian assistance in eastern Africa: reports

August 13, 2018 (NAIROBI) – Aid groups exclude older people, including those that live with disabilities during their emergency operations, reveal two new studies by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute focusing on Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
Commissioned by HelpAge International with funding from Age International, the studies uncover experiences of displaced older people and the role and vulnerabilities of drought-affected older people in East (…)


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