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18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

08 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of July 2017, more than 1.3 million people displaced from other nations are currently seeking refuge in Uganda, of whom nearly 978,000 are South Sudanese.

05 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access

  • UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

  • WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dire food insecurity persists despite UN removal of Famine designation in Unity

  • Approximately 6 million people projected to be severely food insecure in July

  • USG announces $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April

  • Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc

  • USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• High-level USG delegations visit South Sudan

• Violent clashes prompt internal displacement, additional refugees

• Insecurity results in temporary suspension of relief operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Feb 2017 description

Resettlement is receiving greater prominence not only in light of US President Donald Trump's recent actions but in the context of the recent surge in numbers of refugees. In the 33 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world look at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how - and how well - resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting displaces populations and exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • UN expresses concern regarding ethnic-based threats

  • WFP delivers emergency food assistance to 1.9 million people in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2016 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Sep 2016 description

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger. The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

Education:

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.