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26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The rate of Burundi refugee arrivals per day continues to increase with influxes between 173 per day to as high as 453 per day. In addition, DRC refugee arrivals have increased over the past couple of months to as high as 65 per day.

  • Schools have reopened after the annual break, but attendance is falling short of enrollment numbers, primarily due to shortage of school supplies and classrooms.

26 Oct 2016 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

25 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

We, Shana, Daniella and David, Young Reporters from Ituri, went to meet students from one of the schools in Mandro, a town near the city of Bunia. The goal was to immerse ourselves into the movement for the schooling of vulnerable children in Ituri.

Too many vulnerable children in Ituri do not go to school

What can we do so that all children, even the most vulnerable, such as those who have lost their father or mother or whose parents cannot afford school fees, can go to school?

25 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nous, Shana, Daniella et David, Enfants Reporters de l’Ituri, avons effectué une descente à la rencontre des élèves dans une des écoles de Mandro, une localité environnante de la ville de Bunia. Le but était de nous imprégner de l’action pour la scolarisation des enfants vulnérables en Ituri.

Trop d’ enfants vulnérables en Ituri ne vont pas à l’école

24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

21 Oct 2016 description


  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and the vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • A total of USD 12.3 million is urgently required for the next six months (October 2016 – March 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

20 Oct 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 13 500 personnes déplacées du Territoire de Kabalo sont sans assistance par crainte de violation du principe humanitaire de ne pas nuire.

  • L’épidémie de rougeole affecte les enfants des zones de santé de Kongolo et Nyunzu.

  • Le rêve de revoir le tableau noir s’éloigne chaque jour qui passe pour plus de 2 600 enfants déplacés à Kioko et Nyemba dans le Territoire de Kalemie.

Aperçu de la situation

20 Oct 2016 description

Nigeria faces immense humanitarian and protection challenges due to the ongoing insurgency in the North East. The conflict has caused grave human rights violations, impacting particularly on the most vulnerable civilians. As of August 2016, there are 2,093,030 persons internally displaced in the North East and North Central regions, with 83% of the displacements originating from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States as a result of the insurgency.

19 Oct 2016 description


  • On 10 September, Kagera Region in northwestern Tanzania was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake resulting in at least 17 deaths and over 250 injuries.

  • Due to a shortfall in funding, WFP will reduce rations under the refugee operation as early as November. If funds are not received immediately, WFP’s assistance will be disrupted in 2017. WFP has launched a funding appeal to development partners. The funding requirement over the next six months is USD 20.9 million.

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2016 description


  • UNHCR and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. Among the outcomes of the stakeholder consultations included an affirmation that refugees can contribute positively to Rwanda’s economy and plans for next steps to boost their self-reliance through the launching of the MIDIMAR-UNHCR Joint Strategy for Economic Inclusion of refugees.

18 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.


  • USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

  • Gap: 54%

  • Funded: 46%


  • Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees

16 Oct 2016 description
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45,450 Refugees and IDPs received NFI from UNHCR across South Sudan

37,746 Refugee children involved in Back to School campaign in Maban

8,385 Refugees and host communities received seeds and farming tools

450 Refugees, IDPs and key stakeholders involved in various training

Population of concern
A total of 1.61 million IDPs
A total of 262,728 refugees

12 Oct 2016 description


• Malgré ces vastes terres fertiles, des millions de Congolais ne mangent pas à leur faim.

• Près de 135 000 enfants dans le Nord-Kivu sont hors du circuit scolaire.

• Rapprocher les soins de santé de la population pour lutter contre les décès infantiles dans le Tanganyika.

• Considérée comme une zone post-conflit depuis une décennie, l’Ituri fait encore face à une forte instabilité.


12 Oct 2016 description


  • Relief agencies scale up cholera response efforts following CARG declaration of cholera outbreak

  • IPC analysis in August indicates increase in food-insecure population from 1.7 million to 2 million people


  • Insecurity—including clashes among armed groups and attacks against humanitarian personnel and assets—in Central African Republic (CAR) continues to result in population displacement and hinder the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

10 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2277 (2016), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.(1) It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 9 March 2016 (S/2016/232) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 20 September 2016.

04 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis bientôt une décennie, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a fait des progrès dans plusieurs domaines dont la santé, l’éducation et la protection de la jeune fille. Au regard de ces avancées, on remarque que tous les enfants n’en profitent pas de la même manière. C’est pour cela qu’il est important de mener une analyse en profondeur de la situation l’équité des enfants en RDC.

30 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the integration of minorities happens through school. Yet, too many children are not enrolled as a result of discrimination and a lack of means. This is the case for indigenous children. In Bafwazana, 280 km from Kisangani, there is hope.