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Kenya + 11 others
Kenya: Monthly Registration Report, UNHCR Sub-office Kakuma – January 2014

As at the end of January 2014, the active camp population in Kakuma stood at 132,606 persons*, with Somali refugees accounting for 40.65% of the total camp population, South Sudanese and Sudanese making up 36.71% and 5.96% respectively, and the remaining 16 nationalities, including those from Ethiopia, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and others accounting for the remaining 16.64% of the camp population. (*This does not include those awaiting registration.)

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Mali + 17 others
U.S. African Development Foundation in 2013 - A Year in Review

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

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Uganda + 1 other
Act Alliance Appeal: Assistance to refugees arriving in Uganda from DRC Congo - UGA132 Revision 2

Report
ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$939,605

Balance Requested: US$ 280,732

Geneva, 03 January 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Plan de Réponse Stratégique pour la République démocratique du Congo 2014

RÉSUMÉ

A. Objectifs stratégiques

  1. Renforcer la protection de la population civile et améliorer l’accès aux vivres, aux biens et services de base dans les zones affectées par les violences et les conflits armés

  2. Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité dues à la malnutrition aigüe dans les zones en crise nutritionnelle

  3. Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité excessives au sein des populations touchées par les épidémies

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia + 8 others
Somalia Fact Sheet - August 2013

Operation Highlights

Somalia is the country generating the second highest number of refugees in the world (Afghanistan is the highest).

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

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WFP Distributes Food For Karamoja Hunger Season

KAMPALA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing relief food to help vulnerable households in the Karamoja region cope with the hardship of the hunger season, the period between planting in March/April and September/October when harvesting begins.

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Somalia + 5 others
Somalia Fact Sheet - February 2013

UNHCR Operation highlights

Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.

Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated between 1.1 and 1.36 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

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Uganda: Bududa Landslide DREF operation n° MDRUG028 final report

Summary: CHF 111,629 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) deliver immediate assistance to some 3,480 beneficiaries.

Sunday 24th June 2012, a landslide caused by heavy rains buried the villages of Namanga and Bunakasala in Bududa district. The landslide covered approximately 5 acres of land and left a devastating effect on the people and the environment in the area. 18 people were killed, 15 houses were completely buried in the mudslide, and crops and property were destroyed.

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‘The Children Could Die’ in Eastern DRC Fighting

BUKAVU, DR Congo, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) - Humanitarian agencies working in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been overwhelmed following a massive displacement triggered by fighting between the Congolese army (FARDC) and rebel movement M23 in North Kivu.

“The situation is truly precarious. There is no medicine, no food. Children could die. People are spending the night outside, each one beside their baggage, and it is very cold,” says Roger Manegabe, head of a family who managed to reach Bukavu from North Kivu.

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No new cases of nodding disease, Acholi elders say as President unveils government plan to address social dislocation in northern Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni has said there is urgent need to rehabilitate the north and northeastern Uganda and empower elders as a way of addressing the social dislocation in the region following years of conflict, adding that his government had a grand plan to re-launch the restocking exercise in the region.

The President was also happy to learn that following the mass treatment campaign he launched against river blindness in March at Angura Health Centre in Pader district, there have been no reports of new cases of the nodding disease registered by the Ministry of Health.

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Somalia + 8 others
Somalia Fact Sheet - October 2012

UNHCR Operation highlights

  • Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.

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The growing crisis in Africa's Great Lakes region

Report
Oxfam

More people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) right now than at any time over the past three years, and tens of thousands more people have fled to neighboring countries. Oxfam’s Policy Advisor in DRC, Samuel Dixon, explains the current crisis and what the international community can do to help ease the suffering:

How serious is the crisis at the moment?

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Concerns over cholera mount amid clashes

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IRIN

NAIROBI, 25 July 2012 (IRIN) - Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where M23 rebels and other armed groups are fighting government forces, is dangerously undermining efforts to combat a cholera outbreak.

There has been “a sharp increase in the number of cholera cases in the armed conflict area of North Kivu” Province, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

IRIN:

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USAID/DCHA DRC Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3 Fiscal Year (FY) 2012

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The humanitarian situation throughout eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated in recent months due to increased armed group activity. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) countrywide currently exceeds 2 million, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The DRC has not experienced such a high level of displacement since 2009.

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Nord-Kivu: les rebelles du M23 ont repris le contrôle de la cité de Bunagana

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Radio Okapi

La cité de Bunangana, située à une centaine de kilomètres de Rutshuru-centre à la frontière avec l’Ouganda, est passé sous le contrôle des rebelles du Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) depuis le jeudi 5 juillet dans la soirée. Selon un officier militaire dans la région, les Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) ont abandonné cette localité tard dans la soirée après des violents combats qui les ont opposées aux rebelles.

Radio Okapi:

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Ethiopia + 11 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Eastern Africa, Issue 8, 8 - 22 June 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Crisis levels of food insecurity to persist in eastern Horn due to below-average rains

  • UN scales up response to food insecurity and malnutrition crisis in Burundi

  • WFP reports critical food situation in rural Djibouti

  • Registration exercise ongoing in Dadaab refugee camp

  • Food security worsens in southern Somalia

  • Tanzania begins closure of Mtabila refugee camp hosting some 32,000 Burundians

  • Resource-based conflicts simmer in Tanzania’s Rufiji Valley

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Rwanda + 2 others
CERF provides $3 million in life-saving support for Congolese refugees in Rwanda

11 June 2012: Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and remain internally displaced, or have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, as a result of intense fighting between Congolese Government forces and armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo – ICRC Bulletin No. 01/2012

Democratic Republic of the Congo: humanitarian situation deteriorates in the Kivus

Violence is continuing in the Kivus, where it is spreading to the most remote and difficult-to-reach areas, with tragic consequences. The ICRC is concerned about the rising number of civilian victims. It is calling on all parties to the conflict to spare the civilian population.