Table of contents


  1. SOMALIA: Illegal migration on the rise in Somaliland
  2. CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE: Agriculture takes a backseat again
  4. IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force
  5. DISASTERS: Slow-onset disasters take toll


SOMALIA: Illegal migration on the rise in Somaliland
HARGEISA، 3/12/2012 (IRIN) - More youths from the self-declared republic of Somaliland are illegally migrating from the region, mainly due to a lack of jobs, traveling through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya on their way to Europe, say officials. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Dealing with loss and damage
DOHA، 3/12/2012 (IRIN) - In a formal letter to Qatar - host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate change. The NGOs have drawn up a framework to help country negotiators address the contentious issue. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Agriculture takes a backseat again
DOHA، 5/12/2012 (IRIN) - Discussions about much-needed support for agriculture - which is seen both as a victim and a cause of climate change - at the UN’s climate change conference in Doha have been postponed until next year. full report
IDPs: African IDP Convention comes into force
NAIROBI، 6/12/2012 (IRIN) - The African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2009, also known as the Kampala Convention, came into force on 6 December; it is the world’s first legally binding instrument to cater specifically to people displaced within their own countries. full report
DISASTERS: Slow-onset disasters take toll
DHAKA/BANGKOK، 7/12/2012 (IRIN) - In southwestern Bangladesh, recent large-scale water-logging - stagnant flood water that fails to recede - threatens agriculture and public health for years to come. It is a crisis in the making, highlighting the risks slow-onset natural disasters pose to poor countries, and how ill-prepared officials are to respond - even with ample early warning. full report