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01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 193,357 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. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.

01 Sep 2015 description

REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the month of July, new CAR refugees have been registered in Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo (RoC), amounting to a total of 468,511. At the same time, the situation of internal displacement has seen a decrease in the number of IDPs (368,8591).

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Burinyi, Mwenga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 24 August 2015 – “These past months, we suffered a lot to find drinking water. We couldn’t use the water source because the water coming out of it was dirty. Now, it has been repaired and we are very happy to have clean water.”

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Burinyi, Mwenga, République Démocratique du Congo, 24 août 2015 – « Ces derniers mois, nous avons beaucoup souffert à trouver de l’eau potable. Nous ne pouvions pas utiliser le point d’eau parce que l’eau qui en sortait était sale. Maintenant, le point a été réparé et nous sommes très contents d’avoir de l’eau propre. »

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

25 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 20 August, Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term as Burundi’s president. During the ceremony, President Nkurunziza called on fellow Burundians who have fled the country to return home and to join in the “building of their nation”. President Nkurunziza also urged for an end to violence that has persisted since his announcement to run for a third term in April.

24 Aug 2015 description

Thousands of refugees continue to flee violence and civil unrest in Burundi, since the beginning of April. The inflow of refugees was first witnessed in Republic of Rwanda and, from the end of April/May onwards, increasingly to the United Republic of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Inexorably, the outflow of Burundians to neighbouring countries has dramatically increased. On April 22, UNHCR declared a Level 1 emergency and on May 11, in response to the worsening situation, a Level 2 emergency was declare d and a Regional Refugee Coordinator was appointed.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 August, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as the Acting Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
    His appointment follows the resignation of Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye on 12 August.

20 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Environ 9 000 personnes affectées par les inondations dans la ville de Kisangani.

  • L’insécurité causée par des hommes armés, à l’origine de mouvements de population dans le Territoire de Djugu.

  • Plus de 50 % des incidents de protection signalés en juillet ont été commis dans le Territoire d’Irumu.

  • L’insécurité a empêché plus de 2 000 élèves de terminer l’année scolaire 2014-2015 dans la région de Bili.

Aperçu de la situation

20 Aug 2015 description

A year ago, over 5000 people fled from this territory of the Ruzizi plain, following consecutive massacres and inter-communal tensions. Ever since, local authorities, MONUSCO and Civil Society organizations joined forces to facilitate the return of the displaced to their community.

19 Aug 2015 description

1. Introduction et objectifs

Ce plan stratégique a été finalisé lors de l’atelier de planification stratégique du Cluster WASH qui s’est tenu à Kinshasa les 28 et 29 Janvier 2015, réunissant une trentaine de membres du Cluster WASH.

Les objectifs de cet atelier étaient:

  • De présenter le bilan des réalisations 2014 du Cluster WASH et d’analyser les forces et faiblesses des orientations stratégiques 2014 du Cluster WASH.

18 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 16 August, the African Union (AU) warned that the crisis in Burundi risks “spiralling into a catastrophe” for the country and the wider region, this after the killing of another senior military official. Ms. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission insisted again on “the imperative of dialogue and consensus to work for a peaceful and durable solution to the crisis and to preserve the important points in the 2000 Arusha Accords”.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

18 Aug 2015 description

Since March 2015, socio-political tensions have been rising in Burundi ahead of various election processes. The Presidential elections, postponed several times and finally held on 21 July, were considered a critical milestone for the long-term peace and stability of the country. Although this election took place without major incidents, continuing tension between the Government and the opposition has marred the political landscape and polarized the limited political space.

14 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Une expérience lors de notre Mission d’appui à la post-certification « Village Assaini » dans la Zone de Santé d’Ingende

Le village de Boalangombe est l’un des villages de la Zone de Santé d’Ingende dans la Province de l’Equateur, que l’on qualifie de « Village Assaini certifié » depuis plus de 3 ans.

Une fois qu’un village obtient cette appellation, l’UNICEF se rend à nouveau sur les lieux quelques temps (environ six mois) après, afin d’observer si les choses fonctionnent comme elles le devraient. Ce sont des « missions d’appui à la post-certification ».

14 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

A story of our “Healthy Village” post-certification Support Mission to Ingende Health Zone.

Boalangombe is one of the villages situated within Ingende Health Zone in DRC’s Equateur Province, and it has been, for three years now, a “certified Healthy Village”.

Once a village acquires this designation, UNICEF goes back to the location around six months later so as to check if things work as they should do. hese are called “post-certification Support Missions”.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.