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24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas – from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

But the UN’s best is just not good enough, says Ian Richards, President, Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations.

23 Jun 2016 description

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait face à des conflits persistants, principalement dans l’est du pays (provinces du Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu et les nouvelles provinces issues de l’ex-Katanga).

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part Two

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part One

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

EN BREF

11.966 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC fin 2015.

112.785 Réfugiés centrafricains vivant en RDC.

517.326 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

2.445 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

ACTIVITES PRINCIPALES

  • En mai, 217 nouveaux réfugiés centrafricains (72 ménages) ont été enregistrés et relocalisés au camp de réfugiés de Boyabu. Ils sont arrivés par Batanga, Sud Ubani.

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,966 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

  • 112,785 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

  • 517,326 Congolese refugees in African countries 2,445 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • In May, 217 newly arrived refugees (72 households) from the Central African Republic were registered and relocated to Boyabu refugee camp. They had arrived in Batanga, in South Ubangi.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In May, WFP provided food assistance to 14,647 CAR refugees and to 3,244 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

Operational Updates

  • Through the school feeding programme, WFP provides hot meals to 95,000 children and plans to reach 132,000 children through 2018.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Mass mobilizations were carried out across the country on 26 May to push the Government to hold elections as planned. Apart from some unrest in Goma city, the mobilizations were by and large peaceful.

  • WFP is delivering emergency food assistance to nearly 30,000 people around Beni territory in North Kivu who have been cut off from assistance by the humanitarian community due to security reasons.

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

DE NOUVELLES VIOLENCES ENTRAINENT DES MORTS ET DES DÉPLACEMENTS

21 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 20 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - El conflicto y la persecución provocaron que el desplazamiento forzado aumentase considerablemente en 2015, alcanzando el mayor nivel jamás registrado y provocando un sufrimiento humano tremendo, de acuerdo con el informe presentado hoy por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados.

21 Jun 2016 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Australia and the world’s wealthiest nations have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, new figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have highlighted.

With the total number of refugees reaching 21.3 million and forced displacement exceeding 65 million, just 107,000 refugees were given the chance to resettle in 2015 – equivalent to just 0.5% of the global refugee population.

20 Jun 2016 description

By the end of 2015, more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced due to conflict: the highest number ever reported. Conflict had internally displaced 40.8 million persons and 21.3 million refugees had fled across borders because of war and persecution. An additional 3.2 million people in industrialized countries were awaiting decisions on asylum.

20 Jun 2016 description

Les conflits et la persécution ont causé des déplacements forcés à travers le monde ayant fortement augmenté en 2015 pour atteindre le plus haut niveau jamais enregistré, ce qui représente d’immenses souffrances, selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

20 Jun 2016 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 19 June, 2016

Today, 19 June 2016, we commemorate the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. It is a date set aside, to raise awareness on the need for collective action, to condemn and to end conflict-related sexual violence – which has been used as a weapon of war – inflicting immense physical and psychological injuries on women and children who continue to bear the brunt of the various conflicts on our continent.

20 Jun 2016 description

With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high

Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015, reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.