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29 Jul 2017 description

As of 30 June 2017, there were 17,878 persons under UNHCR mandate in Senegal. The Senegal operation is working to find durable solutions for them.*

The voluntary repatriation of 10 Central Africans, 6 Ivorians and 4 Gambians in April enabled those refugees and asylum seekers to regain their dignity.

Advocacy for the acceptance of Mauritanian refugees by their government continues. 3,135 Mauritanian refugees are still willing to return home.

Working with Partners

28 Jul 2017 description

Project Management

ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.

Project Governance / Management

26 Jul 2017 description



Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

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


26 Jul 2017 description

236.2 M required for 2017 including special situations

38.0 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements

198.1 M overall funding gap for Dem. Rep of the Congo, Reg Off

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Jul 2017 description



Since the start of the year, UNHCR has registered 3,052 returnees from Cameroon and Chad. About 1,070 people returned to Nana Mambéré prefecture and 1,982 in Mambéré Kadéï prefecture in the country’s west. The spontaneous returns are due to improving security in some localities in the western part of CAR, the return of Government and some public services as well as the resumption of some mining activities.


25 Jul 2017 description
  • 57,215 new arrivals from CAR identified by local authorities, General Direction of Migration and National Commission for Refugees starting from mid-May 2017. Figure to be verified.

  • In June, a total of 1,280 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the DRC, a decrease again in comparison to May (2,139) and April (3,208)

  • As of 30 June, 30,036 Burundian refugees (9,043 households) live in Lusenda Camp, 61.3% of them are children under 18.

Working with Partners

24 Jul 2017 description
report The Guardian

South Sudan has the largest number of child soldiers in Africa. Most are still fighting, but efforts are being made to disarm and reintegrate them into society

David Zelu, not yet 16 years old, looks up, smiles, and stretches his arms to the sky where the sun is finally breaking through the clouds. The rain that has hammered on the wooden roof of the small hut he shares with four other teenagers has passed. Crows wheel overhead, and small thin children jump in puddles.

23 Jul 2017 description

1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June

274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June


63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

22 Jul 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 18 juillet 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

La récente flambée de violence dans les zones frontalières au sud de la République centrafricaine pousse un nombre croissant de personnes à prendre la fuite, notamment vers des zones reculées au nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), exerçant une énorme pression sur les communautés locales proches de cette frontière difficile d’accès.