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06 Nov 2014 description

Uige - At least 505 former Angolan refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) returned home on Tuesday through the Kimbata border post in Maquela do Zombo municipality, some 310 kilometres north of Uige city.

This is part of the programme of repatriation going on since August this year.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) official, Bernardo Pacavira, told Angop that of the 526 who were expected to return to Angola on the 11th convoy of DRC returnees, 17 were denied due to questionable documentation, while four just missed.

30 Oct 2014 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

20 Oct 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

L’ONG FIAFED distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide dans le camp de déplacés pygmées de Tchanga Tchanga à Kabalo (Katanga). Cette organisation organise également des analyses de laboratoire pour détecter des cas de malaria dans cette communauté. Elle veut diminuer le taux de mortalité dû au paludisme.

Ce camp de déplacés compte plus de 609 ménages. La majorité de personnes qui y vivent sont des enfants de moins de 5 ans, des femmes enceintes et des vieilles personnes. Elles vivent dans la promiscuité et la précarité.

12 Aug 2014 description
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Snapshot 6 - 12 August

Central African Republic: The CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza named a Muslim as the new Prime Minister. Renewed clashes have displaced 20,000 people in Batafango (Ouham) since July and 17,000 people in Bambari (Ouaka) since June. A total of 890 security incidents were recorded in 2014, hampering humanitarian access.

05 Aug 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Active fighting resumed in 2012 in Katanga; the richest and most politically sensitive province in of DRC is suffering a complex humanitarian crisis.

29 Jul 2014 description

Snapshot 22-29 July 2014

oPt: 1,067 are reported killed in Gaza since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. 215,000 people have been displaced, and shelter conditions are a major concern. Damage to critical infrastructure, including the only power station in Gaza and health facilities, is heavily restricting access to basic services. Insecurity is also impeding humanitarian access.

03 Jul 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Une attaque à caractère apparemment ethnique a tué 30 civils

(Goma, le 3 juillet 2014) – Les forces congolaises et les forces de maintien de la paix de l’ONU ne sont pas intervenues pour arrêter une attaque se déroulant à proximité qui a tué au moins 30 civils. L'attaque s’est produite le 6 juin 2014, dans la province du Sud-Kivu, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo.

03 Jul 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Apparent Ethnic Attack Kills 30 Civilians

(Goma) – Congolese forces and United Nations peacekeepers failed to intervene to stop a nearby attack that killed at least 30 civilians. The attack was in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province on June 6, 2014.

23 Jun 2014 description

1. Executive Summary

Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s major influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to be hosted in Kenya. As well, 2011 saw an unprecedented influx of Somalis as a result of drought and insecurity in their homeland.

23 Apr 2014 description

Snapshot 16–23 April

Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.

15 Apr 2014 description

Syria: Violence is intensifying in Damascus, with increased attacks from both the Government and the opposition. In Aleppo, fighting between Syrian troops and opposition fighters is causing further casualties. In the east, infighting between rival opposition factions has led to a reinforcement of Iraqi troops’ positions on the Iraqi side of the border. To date, over nine million people are in need of assistance, and more than 2.6 million have fled the country. In early April, humanitarian assistance was allowed in besieged areas in Aleppo for the first time since June.