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16 Aug 2017 description

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

L’incidence en République Démocratique du Congo représente 94% de l’incidence globale de la région Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale. En effet, une importante épidémie est notifiée depuis plusieurs semaines en provenance du Nord Kivu.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 16 août 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Dans une interview accordée ces jours-ci à caritasdev.cd, la Coordinatrice de Caritas Kananga, située au centre de la République Démocratique du Congo, a entre autres mis en exergue les leçons tirées par cette structure caritative en menant ses projets. Dans cette interview à lire ci-dessous in extenso, Mlle Delphine BILOWA a résumé une de ces leçons en ces termes : la présence sur terrain et la proximité avec les communautés permettent de partager leurs réalités et de savoir y répondre, rapporte caritasdev.cd

14 Aug 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week, two new events have been reported:
    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia and measles in Uganda. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

14 Aug 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental. Il couvre la période du 29 juillet (date suivant la parution du Sitrep n°10) au 11 août 2017. La région du Kasaï fait ici référence aux provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, de la Lomami et du Sankuru.

Faits saillants

  • La Coopération Suisse a annoncé un financement de 1,3 millions de dollars américains pour l’assistance humanitaire dans la région du Kasaï.

12 Aug 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone, 168 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

12 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.

Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).

KEY FIGURES

11 Aug 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Risque d’expansion du conflit communautaire entre les communautés Bazela et Twa

  • Plus de 10 000 déplacés venus du Tanganyika, entre mai et juillet 2017, se trouvent dans le Territoire de Pweto

  • L’ONG Action contre la Faim (ACF) se retire de la zone de santé de Kinda, malgré la situation nutritionnelle préoccupante.

Aperçu de la situation

11 Aug 2017 description

Faits saillants

• Seulement une victime de viol sur quatre reçoit un kit PEP dans le Territoire de Fizi

• Mise en place d’un Comité Provincial de Crise pour la Gestion Harmonieuse de l’Epidémie de Choléra au Sud-Kivu suite à la progression de la maladie

Aperçu de la situation

Territoire de Fizi

11 Aug 2017 description
  • 19,046 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in July 2017

  • 927 Refugees, partners, government officials and host community members received capacity building trainings in July 2017.

  • 308 Transitional shelters and class rooms completed in July 2017.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme

Protection

10 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The latest biometric data indicate that 32,486 refugees from DRC have been registered in Lunda Norte. The majority of this refugee population has found some shelter in the host community, with 8,770 people remaining at the reception centres.

  • At the existing reception centers, UNICEF and partners constructed 110 latrines and 92 shower units to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions benefitting approximately 5,700 people, and have reached 18,293 refugees with hygiene promotion messages.

10 Aug 2017 description

Faits saillants

• L’insécurité pousse plus de 25 000 personnes déplacées à fuir leurs sites d’accueil à Kalemie
• Quatre organisations humanitaires suspendent leurs activités dans les sites de Lukwangulo, Moni et Mukulu, Territoire de Kalemie, à cause de l’insécurité
• Le PAM au secours de 7 000 personnes vulnérables à Moba

Aperçu de la situation

10 Aug 2017 description

As of 15th July 2017, 81,298 South Sudanese refugees were registered or pre-registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

During the first half of July 2017, 523 South Sudanese refugees were biometrically registered in the DRC. The number of new arrivals remained similar compared to the second half of June (561).

The Congolese Government allowed the use of the former refugee site “Kaka” in the Dungu territory (Haut-Uélé province) for the relocation of refugees from the border areas.

Operational Context

10 Aug 2017 description

As of 30th July 2017, 82,322 South Sudanese refugees were registered or pre-registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Fighting in South Sudan in proximity to the border with the Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces was ongoing and continued to cause a flow of refugees arriving in the DRC.

During the reporting week, 424 South Sudanese refugees were registered at the Meri site (Haut-Uélé province) and Biringi site (Ituri province), compared to 575 of the previous week.

KEY INDICATORS

10 Aug 2017 description

1,969,344 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

536,034 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 July

274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

08 Aug 2017 description

August 8, 2017

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Diocese of Kasai, Province of Anglican Church of Congo to support 90 families impacted by violence in the Grand Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

08 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Results of SMART surveys conducted, in seven livelihood zones, in May 2017 show a slight improvement in nutrition in Malawi, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence declining from 2.5 per cent in May 2016 to 2.2 per cent in May 2017. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) also declined from 0.5 to 0.3 per cent in the same period.