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24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

23 Jun 2016 description

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait face à des conflits persistants, principalement dans l’est du pays (provinces du Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu et les nouvelles provinces issues de l’ex-Katanga).

23 Jun 2016 description

EN BREF

11.966 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC fin 2015.

112.785 Réfugiés centrafricains vivant en RDC.

517.326 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

2.445 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

ACTIVITES PRINCIPALES

  • En mai, 217 nouveaux réfugiés centrafricains (72 ménages) ont été enregistrés et relocalisés au camp de réfugiés de Boyabu. Ils sont arrivés par Batanga, Sud Ubani.

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,966 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

  • 112,785 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

  • 517,326 Congolese refugees in African countries 2,445 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • In May, 217 newly arrived refugees (72 households) from the Central African Republic were registered and relocated to Boyabu refugee camp. They had arrived in Batanga, in South Ubangi.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Country Director, Richard Ragan, held a live Twitter chat with the public on WFP’s role in assisting to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (End Hunger).

Operational Updates

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In May, WFP provided food assistance to 14,647 CAR refugees and to 3,244 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

Operational Updates

  • Through the school feeding programme, WFP provides hot meals to 95,000 children and plans to reach 132,000 children through 2018.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Mass mobilizations were carried out across the country on 26 May to push the Government to hold elections as planned. Apart from some unrest in Goma city, the mobilizations were by and large peaceful.

  • WFP is delivering emergency food assistance to nearly 30,000 people around Beni territory in North Kivu who have been cut off from assistance by the humanitarian community due to security reasons.

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI - Une nouvelle étude menée au Rwanda a conclu que l’assistance humanitaire pour les réfugiés a un impact positif sur les économies des communautés hôtes avoisinantes, et cet impact est significativement plus élevé lorsque les réfugiés reçoivent des transferts en espèces plutôt que des rations alimentaires pour répondre à leurs besoins alimentaires mensuels.

22 Jun 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

DE NOUVELLES VIOLENCES ENTRAINENT DES MORTS ET DES DÉPLACEMENTS

22 Jun 2016 description

Flávia Villela reports from Agência Brasil

Brazil houses 9,000 recognized refugees from 78 countries, especially from Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia and Angola, and this is a growing number due to humanitarian crises and armed conflicts in different parts of the world. In the last 6 years, the number of asylum, seekers-seekers increased over 2,860%, according to the National Committee for Refugees (CONARE).

22 Jun 2016 description

On Monday, Malawi Red Cross Society MRCS participated in the commemoration of the World Refugee Day for 2016. Events marking the commemoration took place at Dzaleka Refugee camp in Dowa District.

Muhammad Ali, a representative of the refugees thanked Malawi government for allowing and accommodating the refugees despite the economic hardships the country is facing at the moment. Ali however said that there are many challenges at the camp ranging from congestion, insufficient water, water, food and blankets among others.

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs.

22 Jun 2016 description

Au 31 mai 2016 , la population sous mandat de l’UNHCR Burundi est de 82,215 personnes.

Durant le mois sous revue :

  • 312 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus au statut de réfugié dont 9 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 360 demandeurs d’asile dont 311 en provenance de la RDC ont été enregistrés

  • 496 demandeurs d’asile ont été désactivés de la base de données, suite à leur manquement aux rendez-vous de DSR

  • 150 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu

21 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 20 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - El conflicto y la persecución provocaron que el desplazamiento forzado aumentase considerablemente en 2015, alcanzando el mayor nivel jamás registrado y provocando un sufrimiento humano tremendo, de acuerdo con el informe presentado hoy por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados.