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28 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 68,165 Central African refugees live in the DRC

  • 1,655 New arrivals of Central African refugees in Zongo on 15 October due to new surge of violence in Bangui

  • 3,606 DRC refugees returned spontaneously from Uganda

  • 6,813 Former Angolan refugees repatriated since 19 August 2014

  • 1,737 Protection incidents registered in North Katanga

27 Nov 2014 description
report Malteser

Armed conflicts continue to threaten the region of South Kivu in eastern central DR Congo, near the border with Rwanda and Burundi, causing massive displacement of population and leading to food insecurity. To ensure that the basic needs of the population are met, Malteser International is distributing emergency food rations in the region, together with the World Food Program of the United Nations.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Près de 10 000 réfugiés angolais ont été rapatriés, entre septembre et novembre derniers, dans leur pays d’origine sur environ 38 000 recensés en RDC, soit une réalisation de 26%. Ces chiffres ont été livrés, mercredi 26 novembre, à l’issue de la clôture de la 8e réunion tripartite RDC-HCR-Angola, tenue à Kinshasa.

La secrétaire permanent de la Commission nationale pour les réfugiés (CNR), Berthe Zinga Ilunga Mukundi, attribue ce taux de réalisation à diverses contraintes:

27 Nov 2014 description

Over 100 LRA captives released, but why?

In the last three months, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has released 120 long-term captives, mainly women (59) and children (58), in five separate waves in DRC and CAR. This remarkable shift in the LRA’s behaviour raises important questions about the reasons why and the way in which international and local actors should respond.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bonnes pratiques – Carte du risque en RCA

Suite à la flambée de cholera enregistrée entre le 01 et 06 Novembre dans les camps de réfugiés à l’Est du Cameroun à la frontière avec la RCA, le cluster WASH RCA a établi une carte du risque de propagation de l’épidémie (cf. figure 2).

Les mouvements de population ainsi que les ponts chauds cholera (marchés hebdomadaires et centre de transit) sont représentés sur la carte. L’objectif est de mettre en œuvre des activités bouclier contextualisées sur base d’investigation terrain.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Le Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés a lancé une campagne annuelle appelée communément “16 jours d’action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre”, mardi 25 novembre, à son centre de transit de Kavimvira (Sud-Kivu). Elle consiste à sensibiliser les communautés d’Uvira contre le mariage des enfants. Le HCR estime que 15 millions de filles de moins de 18 ans sont mariées chaque année.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

La mission conjointe PAM/UNHCR conduite du 3 au 8 avril 2014 dans les 4 camps de réfugiés du Burundi, a mis en exergue le très haut degré de dépendance des réfugiés à l’assistance alimentaire, utilisée comme sources principales de consommation alimentaire et de revenu, par une vaste majorité. Cette situation semble identique à celle décrite par la précédente enquête JAM, conduite en 2010.

25 Nov 2014 description

24 November – Uganda: Over 40,000 refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo who have fled conflict in their countries to neighbouring Uganda, are in dire need of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. SPRINT will provide with USD 39,220 for life-saving SRH aid to refugees in Uganda.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Environ 150 réfugiés angolais vivant à Kolwezi (Katanga) ont été rapatriés, jeudi 20 novembre, dans leur pays d’origine au terme d’une opération organisée par la tripartite Commission nationale pour les réfugiés (CNR), le Haut-commissariat de l’Onu pour les réfugiés (HCR) et le consulat d’Angola.

Selon les responsables de la CNR, ces réfugiés représentaient environ 50 familles qui ont elles-mêmes accepté de retourner chez elles. Ces hommes, femmes et enfants sont passés par la cité frontalière de Dilolo, située à 440 km à l’Ouest de Kolwezi (Katanga).

21 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall favourable vegetation conditions for the 2014 crops despite below-average rainfall in some areas

  • Inflation increased in 2014 but still very low compared to recent years

  • Civil conflict and recent floods in eastern and southern parts affect food security

Good prospects for 2014 crops despite below-average rainfall in some areas

20 Nov 2014 description

The security situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile, with persisting violence including looting, mob violence and banditry. This consequently increases the vulnerability and needs of the people affected. Over 105 humanitarian organisations operating in CAR continue to provide immediate life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to the estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance including over 428,172 displaced people.

19 Nov 2014 description

BURKINA FASO

MICHEL KAFANDO CHOSEN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT
On 18 November, Michel Kafando, was sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim President. In compliance to the Charter of the Transition signed on 16 November, Mr. Kafando, a former Foreign Minister and diplomat has been chosen to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in Burkina Faso.

CAMEROON/NIGERIA

19 Nov 2014 description

Mbanza Congo - At least 220 Angolan former refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) returned Monday to the country under the voluntary organized repatriation process underway in the country.

A group of 54 families, Angolan citizens from the Lower Congo Democratic region returned to Angola through the land border of Luvo and are camped in the shelter in Kinzau, 15 kilometers north off city of Mbanza Congo.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • In recent years, Nigeria has been facing an armed insurgency in the three north-eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, home to some 13 million people. On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in these three States and swiftly put in place operational measures for a counter-insurgency operation. As of May 2014, millions are believed to have been affected, with at least 650,000 of them internally displaced in the directly affected States.