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03 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Persistent fear of an upsurge of violence during the electoral period, has resulted in increased numbers of new arrivals crossing the border into neighbouring countries in the last one week. More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring countries since the previous weekend.

02 Jul 2015 description

Congo-Brazzaville: Mass deportations of DRC nationals may amount to crimes against humanity

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

02 Jul 2015 description

République du Congo. Les expulsions collectives de ressortissants de la RDC pourraient constituer des crimes contre l’humanité

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In CAR, World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June. The slogan “Diverse but all united” (I GA NDE NDE, A HON KWE, I YEKE OKO in Sango) and visual identity (a multicolored hand) of this year’s celebration is representative of UNHCR’s efforts in the past months to promote social cohesion and peace in the Central African Republic and to restore the country’s social fabric.

02 Jul 2015 description

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

The organization calls for a halt of all current plans of mass expulsions of foreign nationals from the Republic of Congo and for all of those unlawfully expelled to be allowed to return, if they so desire.

02 Jul 2015 description

Les violences policières, persécutions, détentions arbitraires et viols survenus dans le cadre d’une opération de sécurité visant à expulser hors de la République du Congo (ou Congo-Brazzaville) des dizaines de milliers de ressortissants de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) l’an dernier relèvent d’attaques généralisées susceptibles de constituer des crimes contre l'humanité, écrit Amnesty International dans un rapport rendu public jeudi 2 juillet.

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Ahead of the planned elections in Burundi thousands have fled to neighboring countries.

  • The number of newly arrived Burundian refugees in DRC stands at 10,590 as of 25 June. Out of these 10,425 have undergone biometric registration.

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· During the month of May, WFP reached some 581,000 beneficiaries through: general food distributions (GFD), nutrition support activities and school meals.

· Preparations for the roll-out of cash-based transfers for beneficiaries in Bangui are ongoing. WFP has set up a working committee which meets on a bi-weekly basis, and the first partner agreement is being signed with Oxfam to start up in Bangui in July.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Ugandan government have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for three years. The MoU is recognition of FCA’s work as a strong humanitarian actor specifically in the field of education.

With the MoU, FCA is responsible for organising vocational training in the refugee settlement of Rwamwanja. FCA will also build learning spaces, support refugee children with disabilities and the livelihood of people in crises.

30 Jun 2015 description

GENEVE, 30 juin (HCR) – Près de 10 000 réfugiés burundais ont fui le pays ce week-end avant que le Burundi ne ferme ses frontières dimanche soir avant les élections parlementaires le lendemain, a indiqué le HCR.

Le HCR a indiqué que selon les autorités burundaises, la frontière resterait fermée pendant 48 heures, « selon ce qui se fait habituellement » lors d'élections

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires USD 63 million for the next six months to meet the needs of existing operations that are responding to the Burundi crisis.

  • In Burundi, a recent inter-agency assessment recommended immediate food assistance for 100,000 people in Kirundo, Makamba Provinces and Bujumbura.

30 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tension is on the rise in Bujumbura in view of the first round of presidential elections, as rumors of attacks to destabilize the process circulate. In light of this, the number of Burundians leaving the country has increased. The police and military are still present in some parts of the city centre and suburbs. Criminality is on the rise and grenade attacks are recorded almost daily.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

30 Jun 2015 description

Rwanda - A total of 782 Rwandan returnees, majority of whom came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are advancing today after successfully completing a five-month practical skills training programme carried out under the framework of the “One United Nations” Sustainable Return and Reintegration Programme.

The returnees are being honoured by IOM and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) in Karongi District, 153 kilometres from Kigali.

30 Jun 2015 description

GENEVA, June 30 (UNHCR) – Nearly 10,000 Burundian refugees fled into neighbouring countries over the weekend before the Central African country closed its borders on Sunday ahead of parliamentary elections the following day, the UN refugee agency said.

UNHCR said that according to the Burundian authorities the border would remain closed for 48 hours, "as was usual practice" during elections.

"Refugees now have to use informal border crossings through the forest to leave the country," UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a press briefing in Geneva.

30 Jun 2015 description

LIBENGE, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 30/06/2015 - 05:31 GMT

par Habibou BANGRE

Gabriel, Marie et Laurène ont fui une guerre à Libenge, dans le nord-ouest de la République démocratique du Congo, en trouvant asile en Centrafrique. Reconnaissants, ils accueillent aujourd'hui des réfugiés de ce pays, qui peine à se relever d'un grave conflit intercommunautaire.