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01 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

30 September 2016 – The UN refugee agency and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union (AU) agreed today on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations.

This ministerial meeting, hosted by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, marks the last phase of a comprehensive solutions strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict, the agency said.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants: Zoom sur l’alerte choléra au Congo Brazzaville (22/09/2011)

27 Sep 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
36.5 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
188.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

26 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 2 million people food insecure in C.A.R. (40% of the population of the country)
  • 450,000 refugees in neighbouring countries

Highlights

  • In C.A.R, the number of people in need of life-saving assistance increased from 1.7 million people in December 2015 to 2 million people in August 2016.
  • WFP provided food assistance to 323,654 people in C.A.R, 166,815 in Cameroon, 45,282 people in DRC, 18,125 in RoC and 10,361 in Chad.
  • Cholera cases are detected in C.A.R. region.
20 Sep 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
36.5 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
188.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

20 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 4.8 million people - Human Development Index ranking: 187 of 188 countries (UNDP)

  • Number of internally displaced (UNHCR): over 384 000, including over 49 000 in the capital Bangui - Number of Central African refugees (UNHCR): 473 400 in neighbouring countries - 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - Around 2.5 million people are food insecure - 2.4 million children are affected by the crisis (UNICEF)

18 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants/Highlights:

Bénin : Du 9/08 au 13/09, 391 cas cumulés ont été enregistrés dont 10 décès soit une létalité de 2,56%. De loin la commune la plus to uchée est Cotonou avec 283 cas cumulés dont 5 décès. Pas de nouveaux cas rapportés en provenance de Savalou et Dassa-Zoumé depuis le 29 Août. Sur les 42 échantillons de selles prélevées, 22 ont été confirmés au laboratoire national, et 9 en attente de lecture.

09 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.

09 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Prospects for global cereal production in 2016 continued to improve in recent months with significant upward revisions for maize and wheat, reflecting particularly favourable weather conditions in some of the large producing countries.

COUNTRIES IN NEED OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE: FAO estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts and drought induced production declines are the main causes that have stressed food security in 2016.