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27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

The EU, already the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR), has increased its financial humanitarian support to the country by €11 million.

27 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on MAY 26, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU

The events that disturbed the CAR in recent years have pushed many people to flee the country and seek refuge in the DRC, especially in Equateur, a province on the CAR-DRC border.

Foreign and uprooted, refugee children are often confronted with problems related to nutrition and health, as well as education and protection. It must be emphasized that most of these children, far away from their homes and villages, find themselves deprived of schooling.

27 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on MAY 26, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU

Les événements qui agitent la RCA depuis quelques années ont poussés beaucoup de personnes à fuir le pays pour se réfugier en RDC, dans une province voisine de la RCA : l’Equateur.

Etrangers et déracinés, les enfants y sont souvent confrontés à des problématiques liées d’une part à la nutrition et à la santé mais aussi d’autre part à l’éducation et à la protection. Il ne faut pas oublier que la plupart de ces enfants, puisque loin de leurs maisons et de leurs villages, se retrouvent privés d’école.

26 May 2015 description

DURBAN, South Africa, May 26 (UNHCR) – Approximately 1,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees who sought new lives in South Africa are turning to the UN refugee agency for help, after xenophobic violence forced them to flee their homes last month.

26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 26 May 2015

The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach of the European Union (EU).

26 May 2015 description

REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the month of April, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continued with an increase of the number of refugees fleeing to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon (1,424), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3,282), and the Republic of Congo (778) - bringing the total to 462,015 refugees. At the same time, half of the CAR population (about 2,7 million people) rely on international assistance.

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Une délégation du Haut-commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) séjourne depuis lundi 25 mai à Lusenda, dans le secteur de Tanganyika, en territoire de Fizi (Sud-Kivu). L’objectif est de s’enquérir des conditions humanitaires dans lesquelles vivent les réfugiés burundais qui ont fui les violences dans leur pays afin de trouver asile en RDC. Pour l’instant, le centre qui héberge ces personnes n’est pas approvisionné en eau potable.

26 May 2015 description

The crisis in CAR has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. Today, more than 426,000 people remain displaced, living in the bush, in camps or with host families. They are among the 2.7 million Central African who depend on aid to survive, including 1.4 million people food insecure.

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement congolais a rouvert lundi 25 mai le bureau d’enregistrement biométrique des réfugiés rwandais, à Lubumbashi, chef-lieu du Katanga. Clôturée depuis le 16 avril dernier, l’opération d’enregistrement biométrique de ces réfugiés a été relancée avec l’appui du HCR et vise 400 réfugiés rwandais vivant sur le sol congolais.

25 May 2015 description

Communiqué

Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region

Nairobi, 22 May 2015