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02 Dec 2016 description

Ngororero, December 1, 2016 - Residents of Ngororero District are set to benefit from a United Nations project aimed at strengthening human security, enhancing resilience and improving disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The term of current President Joseph Kabila will come to an end on December 19. With the elections being postponed, Kabila will stay in power beyond his term. The fear grows on the national and international level that this would lead to a worsening security situation in the country due to violent protests and repression.

In North Kivu, about 35 people died on Sunday, November 27, when Mai Mai rebels attacked Luhanga village in Lubero territory.

01 Dec 2016 description
report International Alert

SUMMARY

Two decades after the genocide against the Tutsi, International Alert asks what should reconciliation programming look like in Rwanda in the future and what lessons does it hold for those seeking to promote reconciliation in other parts of the world. This Peace Focus paper outlines five key lessons for policy-makers and practitioners interested in the challenges that lie ahead and good practice for addressing them. These are:

• After a period of intense violence, counselling has proven to be a fundamental prerequisite for any dialogue process.

30 Nov 2016 description
report Peace Direct

30 November 2016: Truth and Reconciliation Commissions have an increasingly important role in securing peace across many African countries. Jean de Dieu Basabose draws out insights from a gathering of practitioners, academics and policymakers and asks: what part can local organisations play in transitional justice?

30 Nov 2016 description

Reduced planting in Rutana, Ruyigi, and Cankuzo due to erratic rainfall

Key Messages

29 Nov 2016 description

More than 7,500 refugees are now living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara refugee camp in Chipinge. Without adequate and timely assistance, these refugees will not be able to sustain themselves. A partnership between the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped them persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.

“The most important thing is that we're safe, we have shelter, the kids are going to school and we do not go to bed hungry,” says Catherine Hatangimana, a refugee who fled violence in Rwanda.

29 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable start of 2017A cropping season

  • Food prices on the rise

  • Acute food insecurity persists in some eastern districts

  • Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance

Favourable start of 2017A agricultural season

26 Nov 2016 description

Drought conditions likely to persist over eastern Horn, despite increased rains in some areas

Key Messages

24 Nov 2016 description

News in Brief

On Thursday, November 17, Samy Badibanga was appointed as the new Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The opposition platform “Rassemblement” called for nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, asking President Joseph Kabila to respect the end of his term. The police locked down opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi’s residence and the opposition’s gathering location. Although not many responded to the call for protest, 24 people were arrested in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Bunia.

21 Nov 2016 description

EN BREF

60.261
Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

96.472
Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

33.862
Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

552.552
Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

4.980
Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
436.874 réfugiés, 1.960.1982 * déplacés internes

21 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 60,261
    South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals.

  • 96,472
    Refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC.

  • 33,862
    Refugees from Burundi in DRC

  • 552,552
    Congolese refugees in African countries

  • 4,980
    Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

21 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda has received an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By October, the total number of new arrivals from South Sudan alone since the beginning of the year was more than 330 000 (as of 1 November). An overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

20 Nov 2016 description
report InterAction

NGO Review Series On Partnership With UNHCR: Rwanda