Eastern Africa



A quarter of reported cases of conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan are against children.

Photo Credit: UNICEF, Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin

Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is being fueled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has said. Read more

South Sudan

South Sudan’s unity government marked its two-year anniversary against a backdrop of stalled constitutional progress and ongoing cycles of community violence – often fuelled by political groups and armed militias – the senior UN official in the Read more

South Sudan

Wrecked boats in Obock, Djibouti

Photo by IOM, Olivia Headon

The odds of survival were stacked against seven-year-old Amara* when she was trapped in a sinking boat controlled by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti. Amara was among at least 60 migrants and refugees who were attempting to return from Yemen to Read more


Tanzanian authorities have suspended Talib Ussi Hamad, a journalist with the Daima daily newspaper, for six months simply for reporting on COVID-19, the latest in a string of attacks on the right to freedom of expression, access to information and Read more


Locust in Somali region of Ethiopia

Photo - FAO / Petterik Wiggers

The infestation in Kenya is the worst in 70 years, while Somalia and Ethiopia are experiencing their worst outbreaks in 25 years, putting crop production, food security and millions of lives at risk. Read more

Eastern Africa