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27 Mar 2015 description

GENÈVE, 27 mars (HCR) – Le HCR a indiqué que 15 réfugiés congolais et un ressortissant congolais avaient été enlevés par la LRA près de la frontière entre la République centrafricaine et la République démocratique du Congo le 21 mars. Ils ont été kidnappés du côté congolais de la frontière, où ils étaient en train de cultiver leurs champs.

27 Mar 2015 description

KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, March 27 (UNHCR) – Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp.

"Everywhere I go, people call me and come to shake my hand," she tells visitors to Kakuma camp where she studied in a school known locally as the Angelina Jolie Primary School. It was set up by the UNHCR Special Envoy in 2002 to cater for girls with special protection needs.

27 Mar 2015 description

UNHCR is strongly condemning the kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), asking for an immediate release of those still in captivity.

27 Mar 2015 description

Total CAR refugees in neighbouring countries 455,134 of which since Dec. 2013 215,735

Total population of concern (IDPs in CAR + Refugees in neighbouring countries) 891,390

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

24 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· Since November 2014, there has been a new influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) into the health zones of Bosobolo and Bili in Equateur province’s Bosobolo. UNHCR and local authorities have estimated the number of new arrivals at more than 19,000 refugees; some 88,000 refugees CAR are already living in the DRC.

24 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

ISTANBUL, 24 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Dans un café quelconque de l’un des quartiers d’Istanbul les plus délabrés, des migrants originaires d’Afrique regardent un match de football congolais sur fond de musique afro-pop poussée à plein volume.

« On se sent à l’aise ici. Tout le monde vient du Cameroun ou du Congo », explique Patrick, chef d’une organisation informelle de la communauté camerounaise, à IRIN. « Mais en dehors de ce restaurant, la vie est très dure pour nous. »

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

La Fondation Vodafone et Vodacom en collaboration avec le HCR, ont annoncé jeudi 19 mars le lancement prochain du projet «Instant Network School» consistant à installer des salles multimédia dans les camps de réfugiés de l’Equateur pour permettre aux professeurs et aux élèves de bénéficier du contenu des cours disponibles sur Internet. Les camps visés sont ceux de Mole, Inke et Boyabu. Ces salles multimédia dotées d’équipement informatique et connectées à internet permettront aux professeurs de donner des cours interactifs aux enfants.

20 Mar 2015 description

Situation update

WFP’s new C.A.R. Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 began on 1 January 2015 in response to another wave of insecurity and further displacement of populations. The operation ensures that WFP meets immediate food security needs of vulnerable populations in conflictaffected communities, sites of displacement and refuge, and refugee/returnee receiving areas. In February, under the EMOP, WFP reached some 626,000 beneficiaries in Cameroon, C.A.R., Chad, DRC and RoC.

19 Mar 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Sud Irumu : Une dizaine de civils tués, une vingtaine de cas de viols, d’enlèvements attribués aux miliciens dans la première quinzaine de mars.

  • Nécessité d’une aide multisectorielle à plus de 5 000 personnes déplacées à Bafwanduo et Avakubi.

  • Le PAM et le HCR apportent une assistance aux réfugiés centrafricains à Ango (Bas-Uele). Mais plusieurs besoins persistent.

Aperçu de la situation

19 Mar 2015 description

NAKIVALE, Uganda, March 19 (UNHCR) – To hear Sarah Barasebwa talk about her family's favorite possession, it sounds almost miraculous: it adds hours to her day, keeps her safe, saves firewood, has increased her crops and enables her son to go to school.

What could accomplish all that? Her Save80 energy-saving stove and its aptly-named accompanying Wonderbox. Sarah, a mother of four, sings the praises of the two devices, which the family received from UNHCR in this refugee settlement in south-west Uganda more than two years ago.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.