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28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 10,000 refugees in Nyarugusu refugee camp through its Cash Based Transfer Pilot. The cash programme adds TShs 200 million (USD 89,000) each month into the local economy potentially creating more opportunities for the host community.

Operational Updates

27 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

404,226 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 28 February 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: UNHCR in Burundi is continuing its border and protection monitoring activities in return areas, as well as preparing for potential voluntary returns in light of the tripartite that will be organized with Tanzanian authorities in March.

25 Mar 2017 description

OCHA STARTS EIGHT-DAY MISSION IN TSHIKAPA

The mission aims to assess the needs of those who have been affected bythe violence that has ravaged the area in the past few months. This is the first of three missions planned in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental aimed at mapping out a suitable response to the needs of those displaced.

OVER 80 TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO 46 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ITURI

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

23 Mar 2017 description
  • UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside Wau town. NFIs included dignity kits for women of reproductive age, pieces of soap, secondhand clothes, jerry cans, and buckets. This intervention comes after the government granted access to the Baggari area, which has been inaccessible to aid agencies since 2016.
22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Ouaka Prefecture, FPRC coalition has taken control of the most important UPC strongholds outside Bambari. The UNICEF-led RRM is responding to the displacement all around Bambari area. UNICEF Bambari and humanitarian actors in place set a Contingency Plan covering at least 15,000 additional IDPs.

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

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

  • The refugee operation is likely to face significant disruptions from May 2017, if additional funding is not forthcoming.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

Operational Updates

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlight

  • The ongoing socio-political crisis, displacements, disruption of livelihood activities and the deterioration of the economy remain the key drivers of food insecurity in Burundi.

Operational Updates

  • In February, WFP provided food assistance to 497,450 people in food insecure areas, including refugees in camps, through general distributions, nutrition interventions, asset creation activities and the school meals programme.

16 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The arrival rate for South Sudanese refugees into Uganda is still high at almost 2,000 per day.

· Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced. However, UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal is only 6 per cent funded to date.

16 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

71,529 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

103,420 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

39,499 Refugees from Burundi.

539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries

379 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.

Working with partners

16 Mar 2017 description

EN BREF

71.529 Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

103.420 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

39.499 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

379** Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.

Travail avec les partenaires

15 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • 200 Youths benefited from life skills and business training in February 2017

  • 142,520 Refugees and IDPs received non -food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in February 2017

  • 9,123 Refugees living in Pamir camp as of 28 February 2017

  • 1,737 New arrivals from Sudan registered in South Sudan in February 2017

14 Mar 2017 description

Ce rapport présente une analyse des dynamiques sous-régionales affectant les résultats du développement en Afrique centrale. Commandé pour servir de référence au PNUD et à ses partenaires en vue de leurs interventions, il est le premier d’une série programmée d’évaluations stratégiques sous-régionales.

POURQUOI UNE APPROCHE SOUS-RÉGIONALE ?

14 Mar 2017 description

Burundian refugee sees his future brighten thanks to UNHCR and Microsoft’s Connectivity for Refugees Project

By Tina Ghelli in Dzaleka, Malawi | 10 March 2017

“Everything about computers interests me,” says Remy Gakwaya, a 22-year-old Burundian refugee who resides in Dzalaka refugee camp in Malawi. He currently runs the only computer lab in the camp, called Takeno Lab, where he voluntarily teaches other refugee youth how to programme.

“Java, Python, MYSQLITE, Android Development…” Gakwaya lists the programming languages that he teaches his fellow refugees.

14 Mar 2017 description

Tablet computers and mobile networks are bringing the latest in online education to students in refugee camps, and it’s firing up their interest in learning

By: Catherine Wachiaya in Dadaab, Kenya | 14 March 2017

Dekow Mohamed was still buzzing days after her role model, the Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai, visited her school in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya last May.

13 Mar 2017 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE

10 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Bukavu, le 10 mars 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas-Développement Bukavu, par le biais de son Service Social, a procédé récemment à la distribution des biens que la Coordination diocésaine des écoles conventionnées catholique venait de collectionner au mois d’Octobre (mois missionnaire) auprès des élèves de ses écoles urbaines. L’objectif de cette opération réalisée en février 2017 a été d’assister les élèves démunis de certaines écoles rurales de l’Archidiocèse de Bukavu.