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24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

Key Messages

23 Jun 2017 description

The individual Refugee Status Determination (RSD) exercise for Burundian asylum-seekers in Tanzania is starting mid-June 2017 in Nduta Camp, Kibondo District

Overcrowding at Lusenda Camp in the DRC has resulted in 1,757 refugees waiting for transfer in transit centers, with 1,017 refugees residing outside host structures.

A total of 537 Burundian refugee arrivals have been registered in Rwanda in May. During the month, the average number of new arrivals was 17 individuals per day.

Operational Context

23 Jun 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In response to a severe drought associated with the 2015/16 El Niño episode, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal in July 2016 for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.

23 Jun 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $406,091,011
  • Funding received: $18,950,089
  • % funded: 5%

    *The funding level refers only to funding received against the inter-agency Refugee Response Plan 2017

22 Jun 2017 description

But plenty of ideas on how to sort out the problems are emerging, from organising slumdwellers to simply deciding which are the key risks to take on first

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Karonga, a lakeside city of about 60,000 in northern Malawi, face no shortage of risks.

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

22 Jun 2017 description

“I was on my way home from my duty the day I saw my house was half collapsed. When I approached it, I was shocked as all my family members were in the house and neighbors were running away for their lives in different directions” Mr. Gerevaz remembers the day when Kagera Earthquake hit the area where he was living, 10 September 2016.

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

21 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The effects of climate change are evident with dramatic impacts on people’s livelihood. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk.

The effects of climate change are evident with dramatic impacts on people’s livelihood. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk.

20 Jun 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Près de 210,000 PDI dans 13 des 18 provinces

  • Les admissions MAS en hausse de 6% au 1er trimestre par rapport à 2016

  • Les cas de malaria toujours au dessus du seuil épidémique

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3 millions(1)

Population ciblée 1 million(1)

PDI 209 202(2)

Réfugiés congolais 61,427(3)

Réfugiés burundais 408 844(4)

Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions(5)

19 Jun 2017 description

Instability from Burundi’s political crisis continues to worsen with the numbers of refugees and displaced persons showing no signs of abating.

An upward surge in Burundian refugees in 2017 corresponds with a rise in conflict incidents, many of which have been initiated by the Imbonerakure—the ruling party’s youth militia. In June 2017, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi documented mass atrocities on a widespread scale “reinforced by hate speech, sometimes with an ethnic dimension, delivered by certain state officials and members of the ruling party.”