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24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

24 Oct 2016 description
report International Alert

La signature d’un accord bilatéral sur le commerce transfrontalier entre le Rwanda et la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) à Rubavu le 20 octobre 2016 et le lancement du régime commercial simplifié (RECOS) entre les deux pays est une étape essentielle pour la paix et le développement économique dans la région.

Le régime commercial simplifié va être mis en œuvre dans le cadre du Marché commun de l’Afrique de l’Est et Australe (COMESA) aux niveaux des frontières de Rubavu-Goma et Ruzizi-Bukavu.

24 Oct 2016 description
report International Alert

The signing of a bilateral agreement on cross-border trade between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Rubavu on 20 October and the launch of the Simplified Trade Regime (STR) between the countries is a vital step towards peace and economic development in the region.

The STR will be implemented under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and will run across the borders of Rubavu-Goma and Bukavu-Ruzizi.

Clara Magariño Manero, Project Manager at International Alert in DRC said:

21 Oct 2016 description


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

  • A total of USD 12.3 million is urgently required for the next six months (October 2016 – March 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Trócaire

Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.

Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.

20 Oct 2016 description


Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
429.613 réfugiés, 1.722.082 * déplacés internes

20 Oct 2016 description


  • 53,960
    South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals
  • 96,079
    refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC
  • 33,295
    refugees from Burundi in DRC
  • 525,978
    Congolese refugees in African countries
  • 4,444
    refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016
18 Oct 2016 description


  • UNHCR and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. Among the outcomes of the stakeholder consultations included an affirmation that refugees can contribute positively to Rwanda’s economy and plans for next steps to boost their self-reliance through the launching of the MIDIMAR-UNHCR Joint Strategy for Economic Inclusion of refugees.

18 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.


  • USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

  • Gap: 54%

  • Funded: 46%


  • Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees

15 Oct 2016 description


• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.

• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.

This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.

15 Oct 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.