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09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

05 Feb 2016 description

Faits saillants

• La lutte contre le choléra doit s’intensifier à Likasi

• Quand les pluies s’en mêlent pour rendre l’accès difficile

Épidémies

Choléra

Le choléra continu à gagner du terrain de semaine en semaine dans les provinces du Haut-Katanga et HautLomami.

05 Feb 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Première visite du Coordonnateur humanitaire en Ituri.

  • Plus de 180 000 personnes ont bénéficié de l’assistance en eau, hygiène et assainissement en Ituri.

  • Plus de financement dans la prise en charge médicale des victimes de violences sexuelles.

Aperçu de la situation

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR

  • 2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Feb 2016 description

Dropping food to hungry people in remote areas of South Sudan. Treating the injured in Mali. Supporting hospitals in Libya. All over Africa, the ICRC is helping people affected by war and other violence.

The ICRC in Africa

  • 29 delegations and missions
  • 5,200 employees
  • 610 million Swiss franc budget
  • 40% of the ICRC's global budget for field operations

Some of the ICRC's key Africa operations: See map

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity generates displacement, significant humanitarian needs

  • 2016 HRP for DRC calls for $690 million in humanitarian assistance

  • USAID provides additional $25 million in emergency food assistance and supports humanitarian assessments

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

3 février 2016 – Le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé mardi un appel de fonds de 690 millions de dollars pour pouvoir fournir une aide vitale à quelque 6 millions de personnes, vivant en majorité dans l'est du pays où l'accès aux services de santé, à la nourriture et à l'eau potable est très limité.

03 Feb 2016 description

(Kinshasa, 2 February 2016): The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its humanitarian partners today appealed for USD 690 million aimed at providing life-saving aid to some 7.5 million people, the vast majority of which live in eastern DRC where access to health services, food and water is very limited.

03 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy rights and assume responsibilities as citizens of an equal world. Underpinned by a strategic plan, Oxfam commits to achieving six strategic goals:

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 1,696,962 internally displaced people
  • 643,046 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
  • 263,000 refugees in South Sudan
  • 20,694 refugee new arrivals in South Sudan
  • 10 refugee camps
  • 6 UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites for IDPs
  • $116,275,632 in funding received by UNHCR (28% of the budget required for comprehensive needs)
01 Feb 2016 description

Key Points

  • The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.

  • New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture

  • Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.

31 Jan 2016 description

Le territoire de Bomongo dans la province de l’Équateur (République Démocratique du Congo) connaît une forte prévalence des maladies hydriques causées par de mauvaises habitudes sanitaires et des infrastructures détruites ou délaissées. Avec le soutien du Département du Développement International du gouvernement britannique (DfiD), ACTED tente d’améliorer la situation sanitaire en construisant des infrastructures, et en permettant aux populations d’acquérir de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène.

30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016

  • WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

29 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

Nairobi, 29 janvier 2016 (IRIN) - Cette année, l’Afrique australe est confrontée au risque de mauvaises récoltes, car les précipitations ont atteint leur niveau le plus bas dans une région où 29 millions de personnes vivent déjà sans un accès fiable à une alimentation bon marché et nourrissante en quantité suffisante.

« Les perspectives sont alarmantes, car plusieurs zones n’ont connu que peu ou pas de précipitations et la fenêtre de plantation des céréales se ferme rapidement ou s’est déjà fermée dans certains pays », a mis en garde le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).

28 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 28 January 2016 (IRIN) - Southern Africa is facing the threat of extensive crop failures this year as a result of record low rainfall in a region in which 29 million people already don't have reliable access to enough affordable and nutritious food.

“With little or no rain falling in many areas and the window for the planting of cereals closing fast or already closed in some countries, the outlook is alarming,” the World Food Programme has warned.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

AVANT-PROPOS DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’UNICEF

Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016

Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.