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20 Mar 2017 description

This bi-monthly update brings together innovative policy, practice and partnerships from the Southern and Eastern African region that aim to strengthen the engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practice. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and to share their contributions.

South Sudan: How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan

20 Mar 2017 description
  1. The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about humanitarian responses to forced displacement in Central and East Africa.

18 Mar 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

18 Mar 2017 description

Famine (IPC Phase 5) likely ongoing in parts of South Sudan; risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) continues in Somalia

17 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Au nom de la formation Burundi de la Commission de consolidation de la paix et en vue des discussions que le Conseil de sécurité tiendra sur le Burundi le 9 mars 2017, je vous fais tenir ci-joint un rapport sur l’action que la Commission continue de mener au Burundi.

Je vous serais reconnaissant de bien vouloir communiquer le texte de la présente lettre et de son annexe aux membres du Conseil de sécurité et de le faire publier comme document du Conseil.

17 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

On behalf of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission and in view of the discussions on Burundi to be held in the Security Council on 9 March 2017, I transmit herewith a report on the Commission’s ongoing engagement in Burundi.

I should be grateful if this letter and its annex could be circulated to the members of the Security Council and also be issued as a document of the Council.

I remain committed to cooperation between the Security Council and the Peacebuilding Commission on Burundi.

17 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

Read more on IRIN

17 Mar 2017 description

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects.

16 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2277 (2016), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.

It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 4 October 2016 (S/2016/840) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 28 February 2017.

16 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one in ten people is severely food insecure

  • SAM rates surpass the critical threshold of 2% in Kirundo

  • Malaria outbreak in Burundi: more than 9 million cases and over 4,000 deaths since January 2017

  • CERF supports food security and protection (DTM) sectors with US$3.5 million

Nearly one million more people affected by food insecurity in 2 months

16 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The arrival rate for South Sudanese refugees into Uganda is still high at almost 2,000 per day.

· Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced. However, UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal is only 6 per cent funded to date.

16 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

71,529 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

103,420 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

39,499 Refugees from Burundi.

539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries

379 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.

Working with partners

16 Mar 2017 description

EN BREF

71.529 Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

103.420 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

39.499 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

379** Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.

Travail avec les partenaires

16 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Burundi is experiencing a multidimensional socio-economic crisis impacting different sectors and aspect of livelihoods, which has led to displacement and food insecurity. The violence that ensued after president Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office in 2015 triggered an exodus. More than 390 000 Burundians have fled the country and another 146 000 are reportedly internally displaced.

15 Mar 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 32 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines and Central African Republic.

Issue 32 also includes an insert regarding states that have endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians. For more information on the Kigali Principles, see: Peacekeeping and the Kigali Principles.

15 Mar 2017 description

Refugees and former refugees have enormous potential to contribute to Zambia’s economy

UNHCR Releases report on the economic impact of refugees hosted in Zambia