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26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Sectarian security incidents resumed in Bangui.

  • Seven persons abducted by suspected LRA elements in C.A.R.

  • 364,676 people assisted from 1 to 25 June through the provision of mixed commodities.

  • 153,700 C.A.R. refugees assisted in Cameroon, through food and cash transfer activities.

Situation Update

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

22 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme has been facing critical funding gaps. The new school year will start in October 2016.
  • WFP is starting a new pilot project with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), to promote a Home Grown School Feeding programme.

Operational Updates

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight
  • During the first six months of 2016, 25 severe incidents reported 75 aid workers kidnapped.
  • 76% of kidnapped aid workers were released (155).
  • 23% aid workers were released following community-led mediation in Afghanistan (23) and Somalia (12).
  • 3 aid workers were released after an undisclosed ransom payment in Somali.
  • Ransom demands reported in DRC and Nigeria.
  • 2 aid workers rescued by police (Afghanistan and Kenya).
19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

11 Aug 2016 description

Kalobeyei, Kenya 10 August 2016– UN-Habitat with the support of the Government of Japan is contributing to the spatial planning component for the new refugee settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County. The UN-Habitat approach has a strong participatory component and is as such following a series of participatory research and planning workshops with the host and refugee communities. .

11 Aug 2016 description

In 2015 and in the first half of 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 230,000 people in the first six months of 2016. A 69 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

10 Aug 2016 description

Costa Rica - Entre el 21 de abril y el 3 de agosto, Costa Rica registró el ingreso al país de más de 5.600 migrantes irregulares, cifra que siguió aumentando la semana pasada. Al menos 2.500 migrantes permanecen en el pequeño país centroamericano, lo que excede la capacidad limitada de respuesta del gobierno y deja sumamente vulnerables a los recién llegados.

10 Aug 2016 description

Funding level

RRP requirements: $345,705,556

Funding received: $78,090,101

% funded: 23%

10 Aug 2016 description

57.9 M required for 2016 including special situations

16.6 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

41.3 M overall funding gap for Central African Republic

09 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN records 325 security incidents in CAR between January and June

  • UNSC extends MINUSCA mandate through November 2017

  • USAID/OFDA-supported RRM delivers emergency relief commodities to more than 12,800 people in June

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Aug 2016 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

La détérioration sécuritaire dans plusieurs territoires et le démantèlement forcé des camps/sites de déplacés a suscité de nouveaux mouvements de population ainsi que la destruction ou la perte massive des biens et services de base.

09 Aug 2016 description

Costa Rica - Between April 21 and August 3, Costa Rica registered the arrival of over 5,600 irregular migrants. The number has continued to rise over the past week and at least 2,500 migrants remain in the small Central American country, overwhelming the government's limited response capacity and leaving migrants highly vulnerable.