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30 May 2016 description

UNMISS

Ellen Margrethe Løj

Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Speech at the International Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May 2015 (10:00 – 11:30)

Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot;

Deputy Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,

Lt. General Augostino Njorge Distinguished government officials;

Excellencies,

Members of the diplomatic community;

Dear UN colleagues;

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR assessed the needs of newly displaced populations following the recent violence in Koui and Bocaranga, in the northwest of the Central African Republic, forcing more than 14,000 people to flee their homes;

  • In Chad, UNHCR and WFP conducted a joint assessment mission to evaluate food and nutrition security conditions of CAR refugees in camps;

  • In Cameroon, UNHCR’s return intention survey shows that 73 per cent of refugees do not intend to return to CAR under current conditions;

30 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

262,505 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2016.

FUNDING

USD 175.1 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

PRIORITIES

Tanzania: Operationalize the second borehole in Mtendeli camp to resume relocation and decongest Nyarugusu camp

Rwanda: Complete the construction of 470 semi-permanent shelters in Mahama camp

DRC: Replace plastic sheeting in all semi-durable shelters in Lusenda camp

30 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

28 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | samedi 28/05/2016 - 18:13 GMT

Les ex miliciens congolais du mouvement du 23 mars (M23), dernier avatar des rébellions à dominante tutsi soutenues par le Rwanda et l'Ouganda dans l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo, ne sont pas rentrés massivement au pays malgré une amnistie, a déclaré samedi un responsable congolais.

28 May 2016 description

Qui l'eût cru ? La radio communautaire Bashu de Butembo située à l’Est de la RDC, a désormais sa propre mini-centrale hydro-électrique !

28 May 2016 description

KINSHASA, 27 mai 2016. La RDC a lancé une campagne de masse de vaccination d'urgence contre la fièvre jaune ciblant un total de 11 zones de santé du Kongo-Central (9 zones) et de la Ville-Province de Kinshasa (2 zones) pour une population totale concernée de 1.976.773 personnes les plus exposées au risque, excluant les enfants de moins de 9 mois et les femmes enceintes.

28 May 2016 description

By Jacques David

EARLY MORNING. It’s six in the morning and the first traders are arriving at this market in one of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s refugee camps. This one, Lusenda, is located in South Kivu, close to the Burundian border. But this market is unlike others – for a start, it’s called a food fair.

It operates like any other market except the shoppers are carrying colorful pieces of paper that they can exchange for food. Yellow is for corn flour, red is for beans, blue is for salt, orange is for rice and white is for cassava flour.

27 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Clashes between the Forces Armées de la RDC (FARDC) and armed groups in North Kivu province resulted in the abrupt dismantling of IDP camps, in part due to government information that camps had been infiltrated by armed groups. With the subsequent displacement of up to 35,000 people, UNICEF and other humanitarian actors have been addressing the most urgent needs and advocating that camp closures are conducted in a more coordinated manner, in line with relevant international regulations.

27 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | vendredi 27/05/2016 - 20:04 GMT

Une trentaine de personnes au moins ont été blessées vendredi dans des heurts entre étudiants et policiers sur un campus de Kinshasa, au lendemain d'une manifestation d'opposition contre le président congolais Joseph Kabila en République démocratique du Congo.

27 May 2016 description

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 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

27 May 2016 description
  • On 25 May, an international NGO faced a critical security incident in North Kivu. In 2016, already four humanitarian workers were killed, six were wounded and 14 were abducted. While 2015 had seen an increase of 19 % of security incidents against NGOs in North Kivu compared to 2014, the first months of 2016 show an increase of 75% compared to the same period in 2015.
  • Such security incidents have had direct consequences on humanitarian access and led to the suspension of several humanitarian actions.
27 May 2016 description

Introduction

Since April 2015, a violent political crisis in Burundi has forced several hundred thousand people from their homes, many seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Nearly 23,000 Burundians fled overland or by lake into the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Communiqué de presse

Addis Abéba, le 23 mai 2016 - La cinquième réunion ministérielle du Mécanisme conjoint de coordination (MCC) de l'Initiative de coopération régionale pour l'élimination de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (ICR-LRA) s’est tenue à Addis-Abeba le 20 mai 2016.

27 May 2016 description
report African Union

Press release

Addis Ababa, 23 May 2016 - The Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA) took place in Addis Ababa on 20 May 2016.