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18 Feb 2017 description

Increased, unseasonal rainfall forecast in some drought-affected areas


  • Vegetation conditions remain very poor in much of East Africa, following very poor rainfall between October and January in many areas, particularly in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania. Vegetations have continued to deteriorate into February, particularly in the Horn, as the dry season has continued.

17 Feb 2017 description

Ngororero, Fenreuary 16, 2017 - Eleven families in Kabaya Sector, Ngororero District, have been relocated from high risk zones to the model village in Kimiramba. The Hon. Mukantabana Seraphine, Minister of Disaster Management and Refugees and Mr. Lamin M. Manneh, UN Resident Coordinator, officially handed over the disaster resilient houses built under the One UN joint programme dubbed “Strengthening human security by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats in Ngororero District”. The construction of the houses was implemented by UN-HABITAT.

17 Feb 2017 description

Kirehe District – 26 January 2017: Refugees in Mahama camp will access basic information and services on their health and wellbeing in two new durable health clinics, serving over 50,000 refugees from Burundi.

17 Feb 2017 description

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, clashes between security forces and Bundu Dia Mayala elements erupted in Kinshasa on February 13 and continued the next day. Reportedly, four people were killed and about 30 others injured. Again, many provinces saw attacks by armed groups over the past weeks.

16 Feb 2017 description


14 Feb 2017 description

180.6 M required for 2016

96.1 M contributions received, representing 53% of requirements

84.5 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

14 Feb 2017 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 50,000.

13 Feb 2017 description

Durant le mois de Janvier 2017 :

  • 506 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus comme réfugiés , dont 20 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 553 nouveaux demandeurs d’asile ont été enregistrés. Parmi lesquels 518 sont des Congolais (RDC), 8 maliens , 26 rwandais et 1 somalien.

  • 331 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu

  • 70 réfugiés ont bénéficié du programme de réinstallation.

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

13 Feb 2017 description


  • Provide people in emergency situations with integrated and coordinated assistance necessary for their protection and survival within the framework of humanitarian principles which includes the “do no harm” approach.

  • Ensure access to basic services for the targeted population and strengthen the capacity of households to effectively exercise their fundamental rights.