Top of the Morning: Security Council Poised to Pass CAR Resolution

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Security Council Poised to Pass CAR Resolution Today

 As the situation deteriorates, the Security Council is taking its first concrete steps to support international efforts to restore order. “The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), an AU peacekeeping force known by its French acronym MISCA, and a UN trust fund to support it, the deployment of French troops to assist MISCA and a sanctions regime.” (Security Council Report

Tens of Thousands Displaced in Renewed Fighting in South Kordofan

The restive borderlands between Sudan and South Sudan is humanitarian emergency. “On 1 December, the Government of Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC)  reported that an estimated 12,500 people have fled their homes and sought shelter in  Government-controlled areas in South Kordofan over the past week. The new wave of  civilian displacement is the result of renewed fighting in several parts of South Kordofan…On 27 November, the [Rebel] SPLM-N spokesperson issued a statement indicating that some 25,000 people in SPLM-N areas had fled to a number of locations in some South Kordofan localities.” (OCHA