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21 Aug 2017 description
  • 1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

  • Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.

  • Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.

Key figures

  • 75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

  • 33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)

20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126
EXPECTED new INFLUX in 2017
520,000

Requirements

960.17 MILLION
TOTAL

673.19 MILLION
SOUTH SUDAN RRP

215.33 MILLION
DRC RRP

71.64 MILLION
BURUNDI RRP

SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN

20 Aug 2017 description

En République Démocratique du Congo, l’épidémie du VIH/Sida connaît une prévalence dans la population générale de 1,2%. Le nombre de personnes vivant avec le VIH est estimé à 420.000 dont 60.000 enfants de moins de 15 ans et 210.000 femmes. Pour les femmes enceintes, le taux de prévalence est de 1,8% selon les services de consultation prénatale. Les femmes sont trois fois plus infectées par le VIH (1,6%) comparativement aux hommes (0,6%). Plusieurs facteurs de vulnérabilité chez les femmes peuvent expliquer cet écart, notamment la précocité des premiers rapports sexuels.

19 Aug 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Syria. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Philippines.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

New Arrivals: The number of asylum-seekers from Burundi who entered Tanzania in July 2017 stands at 525 individuals, which equates to an average daily admission of 17 individuals. This is up on the figures for June 2017, where 377 individuals arrived in the country with an average daily arrival rate of 12 individuals.

19 Aug 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The 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.

19 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Sierra Leone: Let’s increase the surveillance and start the response to prevent outbreaks following the heavy floods that bereaved once again the country.

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 83 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, fined or imprisoned in 44 incidents. In 2016, 220 aid workers were reportedly affected in 69 incidents. In 2015, 115 aid workers were reportedly affected in 64 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 294 aid workers were reportedly killed, injured, kidnapped or assaulted (KIK) in 120 incidents. In 2016, 547 aid workers were reportedly affected in 284 incidents. In 2015, 528 aid workers were reportedly affected in 263 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18647-OBV/1736

Vous trouverez, ci-après, le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, célébrée le 19 août:

Chaque année, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, nous braquons les projecteurs sur les millions de civils de par le monde qui se retrouvent pris dans l’étau de conflits.

18 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18647-OBV/1736

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed in New York on 19 August:

18 Aug 2017 description

New York, 18 August 2017): At an event today to mark World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for global action to protect civilians trapped in armed conflict and joined UN staff to symbolically “stand together” with all those affected by conflict.

18 Aug 2017 description
  • Insecurity in Central African Republic has lead to new influx of people seeking refuge in the region.

  • Over the last week more than 10,000 people have arrived in the town of Yakoma in Nord-Ubangi province. Since mid-May, it is estimated that 65,000 asylum seekers have entered the Northern part of the country in addition to the 103,000 already registered refugees.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

By Jane Backhurst, Christian Aid’s Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy

On World Humanitarian Day, August 19, the global community is being urged to take concrete steps to protect all those caught up in conflict, from civilians and aid workers, to refugees and internally displaced people.