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24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency strongly denounces spreading violence in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region over the past weeks, including recent attacks on Lasu settlement, in which a young Congolese refugee was killed. His body was found by a group of refugee leaders nearby the settlement, which lies some 40 kilometers south of Yei.

22 Sep 2016 description

Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.

With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.

21 Sep 2016 description

Key mixed migration characteristics

  • South Sudan is a major refugee producing country and ranks among the countries with the highest levels of conflict-induced population displacement globally.

  • UNHCR estimates that nearly one in four South Sudanese citizens are displaced within its borders or to neighbouring countries

21 Sep 2016 description

EN BREF

27.250 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC depuis fin 2015.

95.606 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

31.867 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

525.978 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

3.914 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

21 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

27,250 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

95,606 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

31,867 Refugees from Burundi in DRC

525,978 Congolese refugees in African countries

3,914 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

20 Sep 2016 description

643.0 M required for 2016
127.6 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements
515.4 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

20 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.

20 Sep 2016 description

Kinshasa, 20 September 2016 - A joint assessment mission team composed of the DRC Minister of Defence and other GoDRC representatives, MONUSCO Force Commander and civilian members from 20-22 September will visit several locations in North Kivu, Orientale, Ituri and Haut-Uele provinces with a view to eventually identifying a suitable transit centre for the SPLM/A IO elements extracted from the Garamba National Park, whilst intensive efforts are ongoing to determine a sustainable solution for this group.

19 Sep 2016 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)