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22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.

22 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 298 Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2017

  • 5,971 New arrivals from Mali since September 2016

  • 5,588 Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 June 2017)

  • 13,976 Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1June2017)

  • 30L of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

  • USD 19.4 M Requested for the operation

  • 3.4M Funded

HIGHLIGHTS

21 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS & URGENT ACTIONS REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN

  • The crisis in the Kasais has become the country’s most acute crisis in terms of causalities, population movements and volume of new humanitarian needs.

  • Children have been injured and killed in the violence and separated from their families, with reports of children being used and caught in the violence, detained in prison, raped and even executed.

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

488,500*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May

1,908,658*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

272,925
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)

2 million
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

21 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

629,682 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

171,561 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

81,597 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The violence in the Kasai has resulted in additional 34,700 IDPs in the past month, 60% of whom are children (OCHA, 31 May 2017);

• More than 700,000 children are in dire needs of humanitarian assistance;

• 129,299 affected people, including 72,900 children have been reached by UNICEF and partners with child protection, multipurpose cash, education, NFI, health, nutrition, WASH assistance as of 31 May, 2017;

20 Jun 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Près de 210,000 PDI dans 13 des 18 provinces

  • Les admissions MAS en hausse de 6% au 1er trimestre par rapport à 2016

  • Les cas de malaria toujours au dessus du seuil épidémique

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3 millions(1)

Population ciblée 1 million(1)

PDI 209 202(2)

Réfugiés congolais 61,427(3)

Réfugiés burundais 408 844(4)

Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions(5)

20 Jun 2017 description

DR Congo/Kasaï Central: As armed groups occupy schools, violence and fear leave tens of thousands of children without a chance to start or finish their primary education.

The education of more than 64.000 children is at risk as clashes of armed groups wreak havoc in the Kasai region of  DR Congo. As a result, many children will not be able to continue their education the following school year.

20 Jun 2017 description

“The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing one of the largest displacement crisis in the world today. Despite this, we’re seeing a woefully inadequate number of aid agencies on the ground responding, and a pitiful amount of money trickling in to deliver aid,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Country Director in DR Congo, Ulrika Blom.

18 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The rate of influx (300-500 refugees per day) has placed pressure on the existing reception centres which are close to full capacity. UNICEF is working with the Government of Angola, UNHCR and partners to resettle refugees from existing reception centres to a recently identified new settlement site in Lovua

  • UNICEF has received US$ 2.4 million out of the multi-agency funding of US$ 10.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

18 Jun 2017 description

A steady flow of Congolese refugees fleeing intercommunal tensions and violence in the Kasai region, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), continues into northern Angola.

Efforts are ongoing to meet adequate protection and assistance standards for over 26,600 refugees, with hundreds of new arrivals every day.

Preparations of the site allocated by the Government of Angola to host refugees in Lóvua, Lunda Norte, are progressing simultaneously.

KEY FIGURES

17 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 3,000 Acres of land allocated to refugees in Pamir camp by host community in May 2017.

  • 14,639 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in May 2017.

  • 40,000 Fruit seeds sowed in Ajuong Thok, Pamir and Yida camps as of 31 May 2017.

  • 5,7760 Fruit trees planted in May 2017.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Jun 2017 description

By Evan Watt, Online Editor

More than 150,000 children are missing out on education because of violence and attacks that have seen over 600 schools damaged in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Other schools in the Greater Kasai region have been occupied by military forces or are being used as emergency shelters for displaced families.

Even where schools have not been directly affected, many children and teachers are unwilling to attend classes because of the fear of violence or attacks.

16 Jun 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 currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • 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.

15 Jun 2017 description

UNHCR and other humanitarian organisations are providing emergency assistance following recent waves of violence in the East and South-East regions of the Central African Republic (CAR) which have triggered a new, large-scale displacement of populations. One in every five Central Africans is either internally displaced or has fled to a neighbouring country. The situation is unfolding at a time when CAR faces an already dire humanitarian situation amidst a funding crunch.

15 Jun 2017 description

Secondary school in refugee camp seen as a critical need by both refugees and host community

By: Tina Ghelli

Maratane refugee camp, Mozambique - The loud chattering of children at recess can be heard when walking up to the primary school in Maratane refugee camp in Mozambique in the early afternoon. The primary school which serves both the refugee and host population now has 2,325 students enrolled. Thanks to support from UNHCR, in 2015 two new classroom blocks were constructed to accommodate the increasing number of students.

15 Jun 2017 description

Some 30,000 refugees have fled intercommunal tensions and violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to northern Angola.

Refugees arrive with immediate humanitarian needs and vulnerabilities, and require protection and life-saving assistance.

The conflict in Kasai is expected to generate further displacement across the border to Angola. At present, safe and dignified return to the DRC is not possible.

KEY FIGURES