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28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.

28 Jun 2016 description

On the shores of Lake Kivu, where fishing is a male-dominated industry, members of Coopérative pour la Promotion de Pêche et des Activités de Vente d’Isambaza (COOPPAVI) are breaking down barriers for women by catching fish to feed their community. COOPPAVI began as an all-women’s cooperative and has expanded to also include male members.

28 Jun 2016 description

Not long ago, 25 year-old Ann Marie Ukwimanishaka was part of the large share of Rwandans—over 70 percent—who farm the country’s mountainous terrain for their income. The work is difficult and the pay is low and uncertain. But subsistence farming of wheat, along with selling handmade baskets, was how Ukwimanishaka supported herself, her mother and her two sisters.

27 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

14,829
Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

86
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

1,288,598
NFIs distributed since January 2015

2,931
Shelters distributed since January 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

25 Jun 2016 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • Zambia says it will accord Rwandan refugees, who were recently targeted in xenophobic attacks, special refugee status, even as Rwanda maintains that some of them are on the wanted list of genocide suspects.

  • In April, hundreds of Rwandan refugees were attacked by locals who accused them of engaging in ritual killings. They fled to the Rwandan High Commission in Lusaka, as their shops and properties were ransacked by marauding gangs.

25 Jun 2016 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • MPs who toured seven camps in March found that sexual violence and exploitation within and outside the camps was rampant, as well as drug and child abuse.

  • The Rwandan parliamentarians have now come up with 10 resolutions that need to be implemented by the government and its partners to ensure that refugees’ lives are better protected and improved.

  • Rwanda is currently home to around 160,000 refugees mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

23 Jun 2016 description

EN BREF

11.966 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC fin 2015.

112.785 Réfugiés centrafricains vivant en RDC.

517.326 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

2.445 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

ACTIVITES PRINCIPALES

  • En mai, 217 nouveaux réfugiés centrafricains (72 ménages) ont été enregistrés et relocalisés au camp de réfugiés de Boyabu. Ils sont arrivés par Batanga, Sud Ubani.

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,966 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

  • 112,785 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

  • 517,326 Congolese refugees in African countries 2,445 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • In May, 217 newly arrived refugees (72 households) from the Central African Republic were registered and relocated to Boyabu refugee camp. They had arrived in Batanga, in South Ubangi.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI - Une nouvelle étude menée au Rwanda a conclu que l’assistance humanitaire pour les réfugiés a un impact positif sur les économies des communautés hôtes avoisinantes, et cet impact est significativement plus élevé lorsque les réfugiés reçoivent des transferts en espèces plutôt que des rations alimentaires pour répondre à leurs besoins alimentaires mensuels.

22 Jun 2016 description

On Monday, Malawi Red Cross Society MRCS participated in the commemoration of the World Refugee Day for 2016. Events marking the commemoration took place at Dzaleka Refugee camp in Dowa District.

Muhammad Ali, a representative of the refugees thanked Malawi government for allowing and accommodating the refugees despite the economic hardships the country is facing at the moment. Ali however said that there are many challenges at the camp ranging from congestion, insufficient water, water, food and blankets among others.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs.

22 Jun 2016 description

Au 31 mai 2016 , la population sous mandat de l’UNHCR Burundi est de 82,215 personnes.

Durant le mois sous revue :

  • 312 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus au statut de réfugié dont 9 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 360 demandeurs d’asile dont 311 en provenance de la RDC ont été enregistrés

  • 496 demandeurs d’asile ont été désactivés de la base de données, suite à leur manquement aux rendez-vous de DSR

  • 150 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Les membres du Groupe d’experts sur la République démocratique du Congo, dont le mandat a été prorogé par la résolution 2198 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité, ont l’honneur de faire tenir ci-joint leur rapport final, établi en application du paragraphe 7 de cette même résolution.

Ce rapport a été communiqué le 3 mai 2016 au Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo, qui l’a examiné le 13 mai 2016.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

The members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2198 (2015) have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 7 of Security Council resolution 2198 (2015), the final report on their work.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 3 May 2016 and was considered by the Committee on 13 May 2016.