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17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

17 Apr 2015 description

GENEVA, April 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported on Friday that pre-election violence and intimidation in Burundi has triggered a recent rise in the number of people seeking asylum in neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"In all, more than 8,000 Burundians have sought refuge in these two countries over the past two weeks; 7,099 in Rwanda and a smaller number in Democratic Republic of the Congo," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva, adding that mounting violence and insecurity were cited as the reason for fleeing.

16 Apr 2015 description

Alexis Kamanzi is an OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Officer in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). Alexis is from Rwanda, but for the past 18 months he has lived in Bangui, where he is the link between military actors and the humanitarian community to ensure all relevant parties can work without compromising each other’s activities.

Read the full story on OCHA

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faites le point sur la situation humanitaire en RDC. Retrouvez l’essentiel de la situation politique, humanitaire et sécuritaire ainsi que les derniers chiffres clefs et actions menées par l’UNICEF et ses partenaires.

PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS

16 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Despite dry spell in March, 2015B season early planted crops generally in good vegetative conditions

  • Food security conditions have seasonally improved since start of 2015A season harvest in January

Good conditions for early planted 2015

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) for 12 months on March 26.

  • The number of displacements in North Kivu Province recently surpassed 1 million; however, recent displacements are likely temporary, as residents are returning to areas of origin as fighting moves across the region.

  • USAID/OFDA partner Medair provides additional support to three health care facilities in North Kivu’s Beni Territory.

15 Apr 2015 description

Cette semaine marque le 21ème anniversaire du début du génocide au Rwanda qui a fait 800 000 morts en 100 jours. Le PAM se souvient des victimes de cet évènement historique terrible et jette un regard sur la façon dont l'histoire du Rwanda a façonné le pays tel qu'il est aujourd'hui.

1 . Le Rwanda est classé 151° (sur 187 pays) pour l'Indice de Développement Humain.

2 . Le PAM est présent au Rwanda depuis 1972, année où l'agence a fourni une aide alimentaire aux personnes touchées par les mauvaises récoltes.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • North Kivu—Sukola 2: After a joint FARDC-MONUSCO operation against FDLR in five territories was announced to start in January, some preventive displacements were observed. By the end February, the FARDC had begun targeted and unilateral operations (without MONUSCO) against the FDLR in Rutshuru and Masisi territories. Preventative displacement continues.

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

14 Apr 2015 description

Barcelona / Kouango (CAR) – At the end of 2014, thousands of people living in Kouango area, in southern Central African Republic (CAR), started to cross the Ubangi River looking for safety in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after months of armed clashes in the area between rival militias. More than 20,000 locals fled to DRC and thousands more went to the nearby towns of Bambari and Grimari, north of Kouango. They were all looking for protection after the incessant robberies, killings and burnt houses.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

13 Apr 2015 description

2.7 million people are still in need based on 2015’s humanitarian Strategic Response Plan for the Central African Republic. The relative severity requirement by sub-prefecture shows that the humanitarian situation one year after the outbreak of the crisis is still important and continuing to be despite the progress of humanitarian actors deployment on the field and sectoral response already made over of 2014.

13 Apr 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

Priorities for 2011-2015

Emergency Humanitarian Action —for refugees and people who are unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs due to disasters.

Food Security and Nutrition Support — for chronically hungry people living in extreme poverty and are more vulnerable to shocks.

12 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement congolais a lancé, samedi 11 avril, l’opération de sensibilisation et enregistrement biométrique de réfugiés rwandais à Lubumbashi (Katanga). Cette cérémonie a été lancée par le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de l’Intérieur, Evariste Boshab Mabudj en présence des gouverneurs du Nord-Kivu et du Kasaï-Oriental.

Menée par le Haut-commissariat pour les réfugiés (HCR), cette opération d’enregistrement cible plus de 245 000 réfugiés rwandais vivant en RDC dont 80% au Nord-Kivu.