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UNHCR allocates USD 1.7 million for transportation of refugees

Luanda - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will make available this year 1.7 million US dollars to support the transportation of Angolan refugees in D.R Congo and Zambia to their areas of origin.

A press note from the mentioned institution, which reached ANGOP on Tuesday, states that the resources are part of the initiative of the UNHCR dubbed “Seeds for Solutions”.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 21 (as of 16 April 2014)

The new sites host 10,000 people, raising the number of IDPs in Bangui to 219,000. Due to insecurity, shelter assessments cannot be carried out in some neighbourhoods.

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Centrafrique : les agences des Nations Unies lancent un appel aux donateurs

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16 avril 2014 – Alors que l'instabilité et la violence continuent de sévir en République centrafricaine, plusieurs agences des Nations Unies et des ONG partenaires ont demandé mercredi aux bailleurs de fonds de financer des opérations d'aide d'urgence destinées aux civils qui fuient le pays depuis décembre 2013.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

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UNHCR and partners seeking $US274 million to meet acute needs of those fleeing the Central African Republic

Nearly 200,000 Central Africans, third country nationals and returnees who escaped violence in CAR over the past four months are struggling to restart their lives in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Sud-Kivu N° 13/14, 16 avril 2014

Faits saillants

  • Au moins 34 000 personnes déplacées en une semaine dans Fizi et Shabunda
  • Le Gouvernement provincial a fourni des abris à plus de 90 familles victimes des pluies de février dans Kalehe
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IOM targets returnees to neighbouring countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden.

Tens of thousands of CAR Muslims, migrants and returnees fleeing armed groups continue to pour into Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (RoC). An estimated 200,000 have already fled CAR.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 April 2014)

IDP figures are stabilizing on a high plateau of almost 630,000, including more than 200,000 in Bangui, while the number of refugees continues to increase. It currently stands at 338,000.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (January - March 2014)

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active in CAR and DRC, where a total of 65 LRA attacks were reported in Q1 of 2014. These attacks represent 33% of reported incidents in 2013, with a majority (63%) occurring in DRC. These attacks resulted in two deaths and 93 abductions (of whom 12% are children). The incidents are consistent in pattern to those reported in Q1 of 2012 and 2013 except that the number of reported deaths has significantly reduced.

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Les réfugiés hutu rwandais en RDC incités au retour

04/15/2014 07:24 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRÉ

GOMA, 15 avril 2014 (AFP) - Vingt ans après le génocide, les dizaines de milliers de réfugiés rwandais hutu toujours présents en République démocratique du Congo sont incités à rentrer au Rwanda, où les conditions de vie sont meilleures, mais la question est toujours loin d'être réglée.

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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 10 - 3-10 Apr 2014

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UNHCR is leading the launch of a Regional Response Plan for the CAR Refugee Emergency, to cover the four neighbouring countries–Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The launch is set for 16 April and will highlight the needs of seven UN agencies, IOM and six NGOs providing assistance in the region.

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Launch of the Voluntary Repatriation of Congolese Refugees from Batalimo refugee camp to DRC

On 10 April 2014 , UNHCR Representative, Mr. Kouassi Lazare Etien, and the Central African authorities : a Representative of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, of the Ministry of Health, social Affairs and Humanitarian Action , the National Commission for Refugees (CNR) and the Prefect of Lobaye, launch together the program of the voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees settled in the Batalimo refugee camp ( Lobaye prefecture).

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.

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Lancement du rapatriement volontaire de plus de 6,000 réfugiés congolais vers la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Aujourd’hui jeudi 10 avril 2014, M. Kouassi Lazare Etien, Représentant du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) et les autorités centrafricaines représentées par M. Patrick B. Niadobé, représentant du Ministère de l’Administration du Territoire et de la Décentralisation, de M.