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Date of information: 26 June 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

27 Jun 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugee Solidarity summit in Kampala brought in pledges of $358.6m (Ushs1.25 trillion), which although was praised by President Museveni and the UN Secretary General António Guterres as a good starting point, is still far less of the earlier intended goal by $1.6b (Ushs5 trillion).

  • The lukewarm response to Uganda’s solidarity with a refugee population of close to 1.3 million refugees out of which 950,000 are from South Sudan, is a reflection of the growing void in humanitarian aid funding for the South Sudan crisis.

27 Jun 2017 description
  • The fighting that erupted between armed groups on 20 June in Bria has led to the death of about 50 civilians, the burning down of houses and looting of the premises of humanitarian organisations.

  • Humanitarian needs are high in this town, where 90% of the population have fled their homes and taken shelter in six IDP sites. Initial needs assessments have identified as priorities the distribution of non-food items, food rations as well as water supply and latrines.

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

27 Jun 2017 description

Dans le cadre des activités liées à l’opérationnalisation de la Cour pénale spéciale pour la République centrafricaine, le Programme des volontaires des Nations Unies, en collaboration avec le Gouvernement, la MINUSCA, le PNUD, ONUFEMMES et les volontaires de la paix de la RCA, a organisé, ce vendredi 23 juin 2017 au Centre catholique universitaire (CCU) de Bangui, une session d’information à l’intention des personnes vivant avec un handicap.

27 Jun 2017 description

Bangui/Geneva, 26 June 2017 – The Central African Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) condemn the brutal killing of a Red Cross volunteer in the town of Bangassou over the weekend.

Joachim Ali was killed by an unidentified armed group on the evening of 23 June while on duty at the Red Cross compound.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

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.

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report Voice of America

By Zack Baddorf

BANGUI — A new peace deal between the Bangui government and 13 major rebel groups in the Central African Republic is being met with criticism and skepticism domestically.

The agreement signed Monday in Rome promised an immediate cease-fire in exchange for political representation for the rebels.

The new accord followed a series of peace deals signed by armed groups in the CAR during 2014 and 2015. All fell apart.

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As delivered

Thank you very much to each and every one of you for your active participation this week. In particular, I thank the many panellists, moderators and participants for the intense, rich and productive discussions and their real insights and recommendations.

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Date of information: 22 June 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

23 Jun 2017 description

162.8 M required for 2017 including special situations

27.1 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

135.8 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD