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22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

22 Jul 2017 description

La journée portes ouvertes organisée ce Vendredi pour présenter le service de Hotline a été couronnée d’un don de 11 motos DT 125 de la part de l’OIM. Ces motos ont été données dans le cadre du projet DTM, Displacement Tracking Matrix, un projet que la Croix- Rouge du Burundi exécute dans toutes les Provinces du pays grâce à l’appui de l’OIM. Un acte de donation a été signé par la Cheffe de Mission de l’OIM Madame Kristina Mejo, et le Secrétaire Général de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi Monsieur Anselme KATIYUNGURUZA.

22 Jul 2017 description

3,8 millions de personnes sont désormais déplacées en République démocratique du Congo

(Kinshasa / New York / Genève, 21 juillet 2017) : Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Stephen O'Brien, a terminé une mission de quatre jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en demandant au monde « de ne pas oublier la RDC, où des millions de filles, garçons, femmes et hommes souffrent de la violence, de maladies et de la malnutrition ».

21 Jul 2017 description

3.8 million people are now displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Kinshasa/New York/Geneva, 21 July 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, today wrapped up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by calling on the world “not to forget the DRC, where millions of girls, boys, women and men are suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.”

21 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Frederick Nkundikije

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has invited people who fled the country during violent political unrest two years ago to return home.

Nkurunziza extended the invitation Thursday during a visit to Tanzania, his first trip outside Burundi since a coup attempt on May 13, 2015.

The U.N. refugee agency says Tanzania currently hosts more than 240,000 Burundians, most of them living in camps near the two countries' shared border.

21 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

707,216 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

172,059 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

107,330 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description
interactive Minority Rights Group
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Jul 2017.

About this map

The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

Click on a country to view its Peoples under Threat information. The large orange number indicates the country's position in the ranking.

The arrows indicate how much that country has fallen or risen by since last year's ranking. Horizontal arrows indicate no change.

20 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, Kenya 20 July 2017—Song and dance marked the ceremony where trainees of a Japanese technology were issued with certificates at Kalobeiyei Settlement in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Awarding the certificates to the graduates – which was a mixture of the host community and refugees- First Secretary at the Japan Embassy in Nairobi Mr. Ito Yo challenged them to put into practice what they had learnt to earn themselves a decent living.

20 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. Rations have been reduced and a pipeline break in cereals expected in August.

ECHO has contributed Euro 2 million towards the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) initiative.
The number of CBT beneficiaries has been expanded from 10,000 to 30,000 under the CBT.

Shortfalls/Pipeline Break

20 Jul 2017 description

Vulnerable peoples are living at deadly risk in a growing number of no-go zones around the world, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in the 2017 Peoples under Threat index and online map.

This year’s index, which seeks to identify those countries around the world that are most at risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression, highlights how lack of access from the outside world allows killing to be perpetrated unchecked in disputed territories, militarized enclaves and, in some cases, whole countries.

19 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, 18 July 2017 – Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has signed an agreement with UN-Habitat to design as many as 12,000 new homes in the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya.

Signing the agreement on site in Northern Kenya, Ban explained that the most important thing was to ensure that the design was sustainable.

19 Jul 2017 description

Le chef des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies, Stephen O’Brien est arrivé hier soir à Kinshasa dans le cadre d’une mission de trois jours qui se terminera vendredi 21 juillet. Ce matin, il s’est entretenu avec le Premier Ministre, le Vice Premier Ministre de l’Intérieur ainsi que le Ministre des affaires humanitaires. Demain, il s’envolera pour l’Est du pays afin de s’enquérir de la situation humanitaire dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu et Tanganyika avant de se rendre dans la région du Kasaï.

19 Jul 2017 description
  • 568.7 M required for 2017 including special situations

  • 155.6 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements

  • 413.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures displayed are in USD

19 Jul 2017 description
  • 250.0 M required for 2017

  • 10.0 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

  • 240.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 2017 (IPS)

Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

17 Jul 2017 description

Welcome to the July issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.