- GIEWS Country Brief, 11 Nov 2014
- IFRC Population Movement Emergency 6 months Update Appeal n° MDRUG037
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update September 2014
Appeals & Funding
Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.
Snapshot 6 - 12 August
Central African Republic: The CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza named a Muslim as the new Prime Minister. Renewed clashes have displaced 20,000 people in Batafango (Ouham) since July and 17,000 people in Bambari (Ouaka) since June. A total of 890 security incidents were recorded in 2014, hampering humanitarian access.
CBM partners with University of Toronto and CoRSU to help children with disabilities.
The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014).
1. Executive Summary
Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s major influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to be hosted in Kenya. As well, 2011 saw an unprecedented influx of Somalis as a result of drought and insecurity in their homeland.
Summary: CHF 300,794 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 May 2013 to support the Uganda Red Cross National Society (URCS) in delivering assistance to some 6,500 beneficiaries and replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to shocks and coping strategies, people’s perceptions of governance, and the impact of serious crimes committed during the Government of Uganda and Lord’s Resistance Army conflict on households’ livelihoods, access to services, exposure to crimes, and perceptions of governance.
Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December between Government and opposition forces and quickly spread to other locations in South Sudan. Almost five months later the security situation remains fluid, with insecurity particularly affecting Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity. Insecurity is likely to spread in coming months beyond these States.
Snapshot 16–23 April
Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.
FROM "FORGOTTEN" TO "VULNERABLE" TO "VALUABLE" – PROMOTING INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN REFUGEE AND DISPLACEMENT SETTINGS
New research throws spotlight on positive practices and ongoing gaps to meet the needs of 6.7 million displaced people with disabilities
A total of 72,311 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo since the influx began on 16 December. Most of them have been relocated to settlements where UNHCR/OPM and partners are now concentrating on improving services.
The daily arrival rate was 329 South Sudanese refugees in the last week.
In the midwest, 988 Congolese remain at Bubukwanga transit cente in Bundibugyo District after many refugees spontaneously returned to the DRC.
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.
Geneva, 06 January 2014
Heavy armed fighting broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013, with gunfire and shelling reported in several parts of the city. The cause of this conflict and the resulting ethnic clashes is said to be due to a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his ex-deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer.
Appeal Target: US$939,605
Balance Requested: US$ 280,732
Geneva, 03 January 2014
A. Objectifs stratégiques
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
Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité dues à la malnutrition aigüe dans les zones en crise nutritionnelle
Contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité excessives au sein des populations touchées par les épidémies
Britain will spearhead a new drive to put disability at the forefront of the world's development efforts, UK international development Minister Lynne Featherstone has announced.
Speaking from Uganda after a fact-finding mission with UK Paralympic champion Ade Adepitan, Lynne Featherstone pledged that Britain will urge other countries and charities to join our efforts to get disability included in international poverty reduction targets.
Minister Lynne Featherstone said:
Victims of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war have been at the heart of campaign and advocacy efforts since the founding of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and subsequently, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). There are at least 25 ICBL-CMC national and local survivor networks whose members are strong national advocates for all aspects of the Mine Ban Treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
La situation sécuritaire dans la zone Kamango reste volatile mais, elle est plus ou moins calme dans celle de Nobili. La zone est contrôlée par le 2ème bataillon du 801ème Régiment des FARDC basée à Mutwanga.
La présence des FARDC dans la zone rassure tant soit peu la population déplacée se trouvant à Nobili mais, celle-ci voudrait voir l’armée loyaliste progresser sur la ligne de front et faciliter leu retour dans leurs villages de provenance.
BUBUKWANGA TRANSIT CENTRE, Uganda, July 31 (UNHCR) – Adam Mugisho is not a man to sit idle. Days after he and tens of thousands of other civilians fled their native Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this month, he had set up shop under a large tree just inside Uganda, repairing the cell phones and radios his fellow refugees brought with them.
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.