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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees – January 2016

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 05/02/2016 | Views: 1838
Deteriorated Situations: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korean Peninsula, Yemen

January 2016 saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack. On the nuclear front, in East Asia, North Korea’s announcement that it had carried out a successful hydrogen bomb test was roundly condemned, while nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were rolled back in accordance with the July 2015 deal.

Read more: Crisis Watch Issue 150, Published 03/02/2016

Conflict Risk Alerts - Moldova

Conflict Resolution Opportunities - none 

Improved Situations - Iran


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