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14 Mar 2017 description

Burundian refugee sees his future brighten thanks to UNHCR and Microsoft’s Connectivity for Refugees Project

By Tina Ghelli in Dzaleka, Malawi | 10 March 2017

“Everything about computers interests me,” says Remy Gakwaya, a 22-year-old Burundian refugee who resides in Dzalaka refugee camp in Malawi. He currently runs the only computer lab in the camp, called Takeno Lab, where he voluntarily teaches other refugee youth how to programme.

“Java, Python, MYSQLITE, Android Development…” Gakwaya lists the programming languages that he teaches his fellow refugees.

14 Mar 2017 description

Tablet computers and mobile networks are bringing the latest in online education to students in refugee camps, and it’s firing up their interest in learning

By: Catherine Wachiaya in Dadaab, Kenya | 14 March 2017

Dekow Mohamed was still buzzing days after her role model, the Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai, visited her school in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya last May.

14 Mar 2017 description

Kinshasa, March 13th, 2017. - Two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which reports to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004), are reported missing in that country. The UN, including the UN peacekeeping operation in the DRC MONUSCO, are doing everything possible to locate the experts.

13 Mar 2017 description

Are you looking for PSEA Networks at country levels ?

Three SEA coordination mechanisms exist in CAR: HCT, UNCT, and SRSG/MINUSCA. Common actors bridge the task-forces at both senior and technical levels i.e. HC, DHC, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF. (HCT) PSEA Task Force

13 Mar 2017 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE

13 Mar 2017 description

CAMEROON

FEVER OUTBREAK CLAIMS 16 CHILDREN SINCE JANUARY

An eruption of fever and skin rash has sickened 43 children and caused 16 deaths in Cameroon’s Far North region since the start of the year. The cases are mainly infants younger than three years and reported in six health districts in the region. Symptoms include persistent fever, skin lesions and anaemia. Treatment, increase of surveillance and active search of patients within the communities are being undertaken as part of the response.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

13 Mar 2017 description

Le Cluster Logistique en RDC a participé, du 02 au 03 mars 2017 à Goma, à l’Atelier multisectoriel sur la validation du plan d’organisation de secours en cas d’éruption du volcan Nyiragongo à Goma. Ce plan est piloté par le Gouvernement provincial du Nord Kivu. Au cours de cet atelier, le Cluster Logistique, parmi d’autres clusters (CCCM, Secal, Education, AME Abris, Wash et Protection), a présenté sa contribution dans ce plan de réponse.

13 Mar 2017 description

Moussa Faki Mahamat, nouveau président de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), prendra ses fonctions à la mi-mars alors que le continent est confronté à la plus grave série de crises humanitaires depuis les années 1990. La plus inquiétante se situe dans le bassin du lac Tchad où plus de 11 millions de personnes ont besoin d’une aide d’urgence.

13 Mar 2017 description

Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation’s response to threats to continental peace and security.

13 Mar 2017 description

On 20 February, localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties, and food security experts estimated that some 5.5 million people would be severely food insecure by the height of the lean season in July. Over the course of the month, tens of thousands of people were displaced due to offensives in Upper Nile and Jonglei. In Upper Nile, an estimated 31,500 people were forced to flee continued advances by armed forces on the western bank of the River Nile. About 18,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) reportedly arrived in Kodok and over 13,500 in Aburoc, Fashoda County.

13 Mar 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean 19,522 arrivals by sea in 2017*

522 dead/missing in 2017*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

11 Mar 2017 description

Quand une pirogue fait office de clinique mobile

Ils ont dû pagayer sans relâche pendant près de deux heures pour parvenir à l’Unité de traitement du choléra (UTC) le plus proche, à Bolenge, près de Mbandaka, capitale de la province de l’Equateur. « Sans notre pirogue et l’intervention rapide du personnel médical, mon fils serait mort du choléra en décembre dernier », explique le père d’un jeune garçon de 9 ans. Il a survécu à cette maladie d’origine hydrique qui menace chaque année près de 5 millions de personnes en République Démocratique du Congo.

11 Mar 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Since early February, rainfall has been slightly above average in parts of western and southwestern Ethiopia, much of Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi, with areas of below-average rainfall in northeastern and southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, and Rwanda. During this time, much of Somalia remained seasonally dry.

11 Mar 2017 description

781.8 M required for 2017

65.7 M contributions received, representing 8% of requirements

716.1 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

11 Mar 2017 description

214.4 M required for 2017

2.2 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

212.2 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD