Kampala Convention Progress uneven: Report


Progress of the Kampala Convention, the world’s first-ever continental instrument that legally obliges African governments to protect and assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), has been uneven, a report said.
The report assessed the progress made since the Convention came into force last year saying some states have taken significant steps towards implementing its contents. Angola, Malawi and Rwanda ratified the Convention over the last 12 months, while 15 of the 54 AU members have yet to sign.
The African Union Commission together with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) take a look back to see what progress has been made since it came into force last year. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to almost a third of the world’s internally displaced persons, with 10.4 million people displaced by conflict and violence as of December 2012, a report said.