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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees – March 2016

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 04/04/2016 | Views: 1382
Eight Deteriorated Situations in March 2016:  Belgium, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, Pakistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Sahara

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election. Yemen, South Sudan and even Syria saw progress, of varying degrees, toward peace talks or implementation of agreements, and in Colombia the start of talks between the state and the National Liberation Army (ELN) could lead to the end of the 52-year-old conflict.   

Improved Situations:  Colombia, Syria

April 2016 OUTLOOK

Conflict Risk Alert:  Chad, Libya

Conflict Resolution Opportunity;  Colombia, South Sudan, Yemen      Read more here

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