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31 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 31/05/2016 - 16:43 GMT

Cinq personnes, dont deux enseignants, ont été tués lundi en marge d'une opération militaire contre des rebelles ougandais musulmans à Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, selon l'armée congolaise.

"Deux [membres des] ADF [Forces démocratiques alliées] ont été tués et du matériel militaire récupéré", indique un communiqué de l'armée publié mardi à Kinshasa.

31 May 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.

The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.

31 May 2016 description

Weekly picks

SYRIA

On 27 May, IS launched a three-pronged offensive in Azaz area, which displaced over 45,000 people towards the Bab Al Salam border crossing with Turkey. 15,000 people in Marea are under siege. Most humanitarian workers have been evacuated from the area.

CHAD

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In numbers

265,000 refugees have crossed borders into neighbouring countries
1,000 new arrivals weekly into neighbouring countries USD 57 million needed for 6 months to support operations that are responding to the Burundi crisis.

Highlights

Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 57 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Rwanda and Uganda.

Overview

30 May 2016 description

Goma, eastern DRC, 26 May 2016 - The representatives of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework comprising of the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), travelled to Kanyabayonga and Nyamilima on 25 May 2016, in eastern DRC. In Kanyabayonga camp, about 314 FDLR ex-combatants and their dependents are awaiting repatriation in a MONUSCO DDRRR camp.

30 May 2016 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Monday 5/30/2016 - 18:10 GMT |

A top commander of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army will go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December charged with keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers, among other crimes.

Dominic Ongwen, himself a former child soldier who became one of the most LRA's most feared leaders, is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity over his role in the group's reign of terror in northern Uganda between 2002 and 2005.

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Main conclusions and options for response

In the EU/EEA, the risk of yellow fever virus being introduced is limited to unvaccinated viraemic travellers coming from epidemic areas. Given that outbreaks of yellow fever in urban settings have the potential for rapid spread and that significant yellow fever epidemics are ongoing in Angola, DRC and Uganda, EU/EEA Member States should consider a range of options for response.

Information for travellers to and EU citizens residing in areas with active transmission

30 May 2016 description

UNMISS

Ellen Margrethe Løj

Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Speech at the International Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May 2015 (10:00 – 11:30)

Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot;

Deputy Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,

Lt. General Augostino Njorge Distinguished government officials;

Excellencies,

Members of the diplomatic community;

Dear UN colleagues;

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR assessed the needs of newly displaced populations following the recent violence in Koui and Bocaranga, in the northwest of the Central African Republic, forcing more than 14,000 people to flee their homes;

  • In Chad, UNHCR and WFP conducted a joint assessment mission to evaluate food and nutrition security conditions of CAR refugees in camps;

  • In Cameroon, UNHCR’s return intention survey shows that 73 per cent of refugees do not intend to return to CAR under current conditions;

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KEY FIGURES

262,505 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2016.

FUNDING

USD 175.1 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

PRIORITIES

Tanzania: Operationalize the second borehole in Mtendeli camp to resume relocation and decongest Nyarugusu camp

Rwanda: Complete the construction of 470 semi-permanent shelters in Mahama camp

DRC: Replace plastic sheeting in all semi-durable shelters in Lusenda camp

30 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

28 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | samedi 28/05/2016 - 18:13 GMT

Les ex miliciens congolais du mouvement du 23 mars (M23), dernier avatar des rébellions à dominante tutsi soutenues par le Rwanda et l'Ouganda dans l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo, ne sont pas rentrés massivement au pays malgré une amnistie, a déclaré samedi un responsable congolais.

28 May 2016 description

Qui l'eût cru ? La radio communautaire Bashu de Butembo située à l’Est de la RDC, a désormais sa propre mini-centrale hydro-électrique !