- Review of the Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese Refugee Children in Uganda
- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 12 Aug 2015
- The Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda Report
Appeals & Funding
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.
A total of 13,694 Burundian refugees have arrived in Uganda since the onset of the influx.
During the reporting period, a total of 321 refugees have been received.
The overall arrival trend has reduced, with a daily arrival of less than 100 people.
Kabazana Reception Centre is nearing its capacity of 1,500 individuals. A total of 1,128 individuals are currently residing there-775 Burundians, 299 Congolese, and 54 Rwandans plus one Kenyan.
L'initiative est financée par l'Allemagne
1er septembre 2015, Rome/Bangkok – Un nouveau programme des Nations Unies financé par l'Allemagne aidera huit pays en développement à réorganiser et à renforcer leurs stratégies d'adaptation au changement climatique.
A total of 193,357 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.
FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning
1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok - A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.
In Karamoja, crop production is expected to be between 20 and 30 percent of average and three months delayed. The harvest will likely start in September, but household food stocks will likely not be normally replenished, leading to early depletion and poor food access through December. Additionally, households are receiving below average incomes from agricultural labor and will likely not make and household production sales.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has welcomed the signing of the South Sudan peace agreement this week which comes as refugee and IDP figures have passed the 2.6 million mark, a marked increase on the number reported at the time of the fourth anniversary of the country's independence.
Daily arrival rates in Ethiopia remain high, with almost 200 new arrivals registered per day, while in other receiving countries, most notably Sudan, the rainy season has reduced the number of new arrivals in August compared to June and July.
High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency
“I beg everyone to think. It’s not just one country – we have to think about the whole world. We have to say this to our leaders.”
Benito Velasquez has farmed a modest patch of land in central Bolivia all his life. “Climate change is taking place”, he says. “We have lots of work to do. Maybe in 50 years we can repair what we have destroyed. We have to repair it.”