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21 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

707,216 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

172,059 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

107,330 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response

21 Jul 2017 description

Approximately 54% of the Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte are children, of which 226 are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

The Government of Angola registered the birth of 33 refugee children born in Angola.

General food distribution is ongoing in Cacanda reception centre since 17 July. All children between 6 and 23 months receive nutritious supplementary food.

KEY FIGURES

  • 77 % of Congolese refugees are women and children.

20 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, Kenya 20 July 2017—Song and dance marked the ceremony where trainees of a Japanese technology were issued with certificates at Kalobeiyei Settlement in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Awarding the certificates to the graduates – which was a mixture of the host community and refugees- First Secretary at the Japan Embassy in Nairobi Mr. Ito Yo challenged them to put into practice what they had learnt to earn themselves a decent living.

20 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. Rations have been reduced and a pipeline break in cereals expected in August.

ECHO has contributed Euro 2 million towards the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) initiative.
The number of CBT beneficiaries has been expanded from 10,000 to 30,000 under the CBT.

Shortfalls/Pipeline Break

19 Jul 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Jul 2017): 10,604

Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2017: 1,318

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 73

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 67

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 37

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jul 2017: 876

19 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, 18 July 2017 – Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has signed an agreement with UN-Habitat to design as many as 12,000 new homes in the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya.

Signing the agreement on site in Northern Kenya, Ban explained that the most important thing was to ensure that the design was sustainable.

19 Jul 2017 description

Le chef des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies, Stephen O’Brien est arrivé hier soir à Kinshasa dans le cadre d’une mission de trois jours qui se terminera vendredi 21 juillet. Ce matin, il s’est entretenu avec le Premier Ministre, le Vice Premier Ministre de l’Intérieur ainsi que le Ministre des affaires humanitaires. Demain, il s’envolera pour l’Est du pays afin de s’enquérir de la situation humanitaire dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu et Tanganyika avant de se rendre dans la région du Kasaï.

19 Jul 2017 description

CONGO

ÉLECTIONS DANS LE CALME MAIS SANS LES ZONES DE TENSION
Les élections législatives et municipales se sont déroulées pacifiquement le 16 juillet, mais une faible participation électorale a été enregistrée. En outre, les élections n’ont pas pu se tenir dans les six districts de la région du Pool où les habitants sont de plus en plus affectés par les violences qui déchirent la région. Un plan de réponse de 23,7 millions de dollars américains pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires croissants sera lancé le 18 juillet.

19 Jul 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR URGES FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT
United Nations Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Stephen O’Brien arrived in CAR on 16 July for a three-day visit. On 17 July he traveled to Bangassou; a town that is emblematic of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. The visit provided an opportunity for the ERC to discuss the magnitude of the crisis and make an urgent appeal to the international community not to neglect the CAR crisis.

19 Jul 2017 description
  • 250.0 M required for 2017

  • 10.0 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

  • 240.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

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18 Jul 2017 description
  • In 2016, 7 million of affected people were reached by the WASH sector among more than 10 million in needs in West and Central Africa (24 countries):

    o In DRC, 2.5 million persons in cholera-prone zones benefiting from preventive as well as WASH cholera-response packages;

    o In CAR, 0.9 million of affected people were provided with access to improved sources of water and 0.3 million with sanitations facilities.

    o In the Sahel region (9 countries):

18 Jul 2017 description

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million persons in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to significant conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. As shown in the infographic by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), 55% of all displaced persons in 2016 were from Syria, Afghanistan or South Sudan - also named the fastest growing refugee crisis. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement.

18 Jul 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Recent violence in southern border areas of Central African Republic is driving more people to flee, including into remote areas of northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, putting immense pressure on difficult-to-reach local communities close to the border.

18 Jul 2017 description

In 2012, violent clashes in northern Mali have triggered important waves of displacement into Mauritania. Mbera refugee camp was established in the arid south-east region and now hosts over 51,000 Malian refugees.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, refugees continue to flee persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone 356 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

17 Jul 2017 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

17 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

17 Jul 2017 description

Food insecurity reached unprecedented levels in South Sudan in June, with an estimated 6 million people (50 per cent of the population) projected to be severely food insecure, including 1.7 million on the brink of famine. Although the mobilization of a large-scale multi-sectoral humanitarian response was able to halt the localized famine declared in Leer and Mayendit in Unity in February, 45,000 people were estimated to be facing Catastrophic (IPC Level 5) food insecurity. June saw an overall reduction in armed clashes compared to May.

17 Jul 2017 description

Today, IRRI is launching a policy paper that draws on six years of field research in the Great Lakes region, incorporating nine units of field research. Each study focused on the links between citizenship and forced displacement in the Great Lakes region and examined both the differences and the interaction between local and national understandings of belonging.