- OCHA : RD Congo – Province Orientale, Note d’informations humanitaires no 24 (18/11/2015)
- OCHA : RD Congo: Sud-Kivu - Note d’informations humanitaires No 17/15 (10/11/2015) no 24 (18/11/2015)](/node/1273721)
- HRW: Our school became the battlefield - Using schools for child recruitment and military purposes in Eastern DRC EN / FR
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Aperçu des besoins humanitaires
- Plan de réponse humanitaire 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
A total of 221,375 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.
Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
By DICTA ASIIMWE, TEA Special Correspondent
On November 11 alone, Uganda received some 881 Congolese refugees who are causing a strain on the already overstretched facilities, officials said.
Information from UNHCR shows that weekly arrivals from the DRC into Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement are above 600. Since the beginning of the year, over 25,781 have arrived from the North Kivu region alone.
By John Paul Sesonga — 23 November 2015
In the reporting period, a total of 278 Burundian refugees arrived in Uganda, higher than last week’s 179 new arrivals.
Of these, 79 refugees were received at Kabazana Reception Centre, up from 36 new arrivals reported last week. Eight individuals were transported from Mirama Hills and Bugango border points, 16 were referred from Kampala and 55 individuals directly arrived at the reception centre.
The beggar-thy-neighbor border policies that have characterized much of the European response to the refugee crisis seem to be getting even worse.
Four Western Balkan governments have now blocked asylum seekers and migrants of certain nationalities from entering their territory, effectively barring them from accessing asylum procedures. As a result, people are once again trapped at European borders.
UN agencies temporarily suspend humanitarian operations in CAR due to ongoing insecurity in September and October
USG provides $30 million in FY 2016 funding to CAR crisis
By Kristy Siegfried
OXFORD, 19 November 2015 (IRIN) - At least three countries on the Balkan route, the main thoroughfare for migrants and refugees seeking to reach northern Europe from Greece, abruptly imposed new border controls overnight, allowing only certain nationalities to progress.
Due to ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.
As of 8 November close to 18,400 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC.
The majority of refugees, almost 17,000 are residing in South Kivu.
Approximately 10,500 of these refugees are residing in the Lusenda camp and approximately 6,000 are living with host families. A small number are in transit centres and other temporary sites.
Gunfire in Ezo County, Western Equatoria state forced dozens into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
The shooting started at 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning and went on till afternoon, sparking fear among the population.
Ezo County Commissioner Luciano Kumbo-kpite said on Thursday that the shooting started when soldiers responded to reports that a group of people had broken into a food store at a refugee camp.
Nairobi, le 18 novembre 2015 – Les enfants courent le risque d’être les plus durement touchés par l’escalade de la violence au Burundi, a alerté aujourd’hui l’UNICEF, en précisant que 17 enfants ont déjà été tués et de nombreux autres blessés à cause de cette crise.
Summary of WFP assistance:
While Tanzania has a fast growing economy, this is predominantly an urban phenomenon. A vast majority of Tanzanians reside in rural areas and rely on subsistence level farming, which renders them vulnerable to climatic, economic and seasonal shocks. WFP runs a Country Programme in food insecure areas of the country and a Refugee Operation in north western Tanzania.
Summary of WFP assistance:
In 2015, WFP implemented a Country Programme (CP) aligned with the WFP Strategic Plan and based on two pillars of the Country Strategy: i) Access to adequate and nutritious food and basic social services; and ii) Risk and disaster management. The CP is composed of four components:
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook