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18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

10 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Since 2012, conflict driven by political and religious tensions has disrupted livelihoods and food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), a poor, rural nation reliant on subsistence agriculture. As of June 2017, at least 2.2 million people in CAR—approximately half of the country’s population—are in urgent need of emergency assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports.

03 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Ongoing conflict in CAR displaces 534,000 people

• Nearly 60,000 people flee to DRC

• Aid agencies temporarily suspend operations in parts of CAR

• UN warns of disrupted services and violence against children

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jul 2017 description

Feature

China

Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July

Context

29 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG declares a disaster in the Kasaï region due to increased conflict and displacement

  • GoDRC and WHO declare EVD outbreak in Bas-Uélé Province in May

  • USG provides additional $51.6 million in humanitarian assistance for DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

19 Jun 2017 description

Reverend Bill Bigger and the local community are coming together to help shelter refugees resettled to North Carolina.

By: Joanne Levine in Durham, North Carolina | 20 June 2017

02 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in southeastern CAR displaces up to 100,000 people during May

  • WFP begins food airlifts to conflict affected Bangassou

  • Conflict resurfaces in Bria town during mid-May

  • Relief actors suspend and reduce operations in Ouham due to insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira Research associate, Murdoch University

Disclosure statement
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

27 Apr 2017 description

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT)
Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries.
The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond.

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-related displacement continues in central and eastern DRC

• USAID staff assess humanitarian situation in Tanganyika Province

• UN releases HRP calling for $748 million in 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tensions between armed groups in Ouaka continue to displace civilians from Ippy sub-prefecture

  • Despite operational challenges, USAID partners continue reaching conflictaffected populations in CAR

  • UN urges donors to contribute to 2017 HRP, which was 5 percent funded as of late March

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Mar 2017 description
report Theirworld

Shanyn Ronis - named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list - tells how her Education Global Access Program aims to train 3000 teachers this year in Africa and Latin America. What do teachers do? They teach, obviously! But they also inspire young people, serve as role models and even save lives.

17 Mar 2017 description

FEATURE

Iraq

AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict

FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March

CONTEXT

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS