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23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

22 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

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

21 Sep 2016 description

BILI / DUGURU (Nord-Ubangi), 21 septembre 2016. En vue de renforcer la prévention et de contribuer au contrôle rapide de la suspicion du choléra touchant une dizaine d’aires de santé de la zone de santé de Bili (168 km de Gbadolite, Chef-lieu provincial du Nord-Ubangi) depuis la 22ème semaine épidémiologique, une équipe avancée de l’OMS s’est déployée, du 9 au 16 septembre 2016 dans la zone affectée. L’équipe était dirigée par le chargé de la sécurité de la région africaine de l’OMS, M.

21 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The region experienced in many parts of the countries, the below normal rainfall conditions depicted by the devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives in the Region.

The SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) had predicted, in August 2015, during SARCOF-19 the below normal rainfall conditions. This was consistent with the observed poor rainfall performance.

The current rainfall 2016/17 outlook is the opposite (reverse) of the last season.

20 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 4.8 million people - Human Development Index ranking: 187 of 188 countries (UNDP)

  • Number of internally displaced (UNHCR): over 384 000, including over 49 000 in the capital Bangui - Number of Central African refugees (UNHCR): 473 400 in neighbouring countries - 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - Around 2.5 million people are food insecure - 2.4 million children are affected by the crisis (UNICEF)

19 Sep 2016 description

Summary:An outbreak of yellow fever was declared in DRC in March 2016. The epidemics that originated from neighbouring Angola initially affected 11 health zones in DRC, namely N’djili and Masina 2 health zones of Kinshasa Province, and Boma, Boma Bungu, Kitona, Muanda, Matadi, Nsona-Pangu, Nzanza, Kimpangu and Kimpese health zones of Kongo centrale Province. In reaction to this outbreak, Government organized a yellow fever vaccination campaign which took place from 24 May to 4 June 2016.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
296,739
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

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

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 1 September 2016
156,280
Total Burundian population of concern
153,563
Total Burundian population post influx
131, 842
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
53, 497
Total population in Nduta Camp
37,679
Total population in Mtendeli Camp
240
Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

15 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Refugee influxes per day have increased over the past two months from a daily average of less than 100 to as high as 400 per day during peak days over the last half of August.

  • School WASH interventions have accelerated with the decommissioning of full latrines in schools and construction of new latrines benefiting over 6,000 school children.

  • News of a cholera outbreak in Burundi has stepped up surveillance and prevention measures in the camps and at border points.

13 Sep 2016 description

DRC has, from early 2016 to September, registered a cumulative total of 18.252 suspected cholera cases, of which 516 deaths (fatality rate of 2.8%) throughout the country, particularly in the Equateur, Kinshasa, Upper-Lomami, Upper-Katanga, Maï-Ndombe, Mongala, North-Kivu, Tshopo and South-Kivu Provinces. WHO and its partners are supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to quickly bring the epidemic under control.

13 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis quelques mois, la République Démocratique du Congo est touchée par une épidémie de choléra, se propage le long du fleuve Congo. L’UNICEF est préoccupé par les cas de choléra au sud de la RDC.

"Le choléra est une maladie qui se répand rapidement et qui est mortelle. En quelques semaines seulement, elle peut infecter des communautés et des quartiers entiers. Quand les structures de santé et d’assainissement en place sont affaiblies, le risque d’être atteint par le choléra est largement accru, ce qui peut conduire à un très grand nombre de morts."

11 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Allocation en mi-avril de USD 2 millions pour répondre aux inondations dans les provinces de la Tshopo, de la Mongala et de l’Equateur ;

  • Lancement, en mi-mai, d’une allocation de USD 7 millions pour améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes affectées par crise Humanitaire à Nyunzu ;

11 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 27 000 réfugiés sud-soudanais enregistrés dans le Haut-Uele et l’Ituri.

  • L’insécurité dans la région de Doruma menace l’approvisionnement de l’aide humanitaire aux réfugiés.

  • Une deuxième flambée de choléra signalée dans la Tshopo.

Aperçu de la situation

10 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Au moins 5 300 personnes ont fui le conflit intercommunautaire dans la partie nord du Territoire de Nyunzu.

  • Plus de 400 000 dollars US requis pour lutter contre le choléra à Kalemie et Nyemba

Aperçu de la situation

09 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

As of 18 August, Mahama refugee camp has officially surpassed 50,000 refugees. It currently hosts 50,013 Burundian refugees, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda, more than twice the size of the country’s largest Congolese camp (Kiziba Camp, at 19,000 refugees).