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26 Jun 2017 description

by Kizito Makoye

Practical and affordable, solar energy is being deployed on a growing scale to provide essential services for refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East

DAR ES SALAAM, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

26 Jun 2017 description

The African Union and its partners are a vital part in combating the continent’s crises.

Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

It’s these and other issues that are going to keep Africa’s leaders busy at the 29th AU summit in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July, and more specifically the AU Assembly meeting of heads of state on 3 and 4 July.

26 Jun 2017 description

Burundi - En partenariat avec le gouvernement du Burundi, l’OIM a réalisé une série de formations auprès de 100 agents des forces de l’ordre sur la compréhension, l’investigation et la prévention de la traite et sur l’identification et la protection des victimes.

24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

Key Messages

23 Jun 2017 description

The individual Refugee Status Determination (RSD) exercise for Burundian asylum-seekers in Tanzania is starting mid-June 2017 in Nduta Camp, Kibondo District

Overcrowding at Lusenda Camp in the DRC has resulted in 1,757 refugees waiting for transfer in transit centers, with 1,017 refugees residing outside host structures.

A total of 537 Burundian refugee arrivals have been registered in Rwanda in May. During the month, the average number of new arrivals was 17 individuals per day.

Operational Context

23 Jun 2017 description

Les premières récoltes de la saison culturale B améliorent la disponibilité et l'accès à la nourriture

Points saillants

Globalement, la sécurité alimentaire s’est améliorée du fait des premières récoltes de maïs et de haricot. Exceptionnellement, les Communes Bugabira, Busoni et Vumbi de la province Kirundo affichent toujours une détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire par rapport au mois précédent.

23 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for May 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda faces the world fastest growing refugee crisis with continuous and unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By June 2017, the total number of refugees from South Sudan alone was over 950 000.
    An overwhelming majority (more than 86%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • Refugee Population Planning Figure (by End 2017) 1,497,126

  • Expected New Influx in 2017 520,000

Requirements (in USD)

  • 960.17 Million Total

  • 673.19 Million South Sudan RRP

  • 215.33 Million DRC RRP

  • 71.64 Million Burundi RRP

23 Jun 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $406,091,011
  • Funding received: $18,950,089
  • % funded: 5%

    *The funding level refers only to funding received against the inter-agency Refugee Response Plan 2017

23 Jun 2017 description
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Refugees and Nationals per District - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.
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Refugee Influx Trend - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.
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Refugee Settlements - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.



The Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Representation in Uganda disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the Uganda Refugees Operational Portal website or the Content of the Uganda Refugees Operational Portal website.

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

22 Jun 2017 description
report IRIN

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division. Given repeated assurances from government officials and the dearth of media coverage, you would be forgiven for thinking that period ended some time ago. It did not. The country’s population continues to face armed violence, civil and human rights abuses, while food insecurity and economic hardship persist.