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Continuing Conflicts that Create Refugees April 2016

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 09/05/2016 | Views: 1838
Deteriorated Situations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Iraq, Macedonia, Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan), Republic of Congo, Syria. April saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces.

In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia. On a positive note, new governments were formed in the Central African Republic and South Sudan to consolidate peace gains, and talks to end Yemen’s one-year-old civil war got underway, albeit later than planned.

Improved Situations: Central African Republic, South Sudan

May 2016 Outlook

Conflict Risk Alert: Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan) Conflict Resolution Opportunity: South Sudan, Yemen

Read the full report Crisis Watch Issue 153 here

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