Agency Reports and Open Source Data
Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.
Burinyi, Mwenga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 24 August 2015 – “These past months, we suffered a lot to find drinking water. We couldn’t use the water source because the water coming out of it was dirty. Now, it has been repaired and we are very happy to have clean water.”
Because of ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.
As of 26 August approximately 15,500 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC whereby the majority are situated in South Kivu. Approximately 680 are in Katanga province, and just over 230 are in Maniema province.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 8/26/2015 - 15:08 GMT
by Habibou BANGRE
The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7,000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears in the chronically troubled country.
The 20,000-strong MONUSCO, which has an annual budget of $1.4 billion (1.2 billion euros), is strapped for cash, its chief Martin Kobler told AFP.
Bunia – 20 August 2015: M’Hand Ladjouzi, chief of MONUSCO Office in Ituri, inaugurated a community center for child protection and mentoring, especially those affected by armed conflicts and in situation of vulnerability. At least 1800 children, including 600 affected by armed conflicts and 1200 other vulnerable children will receive assistance from this new center.
Bunia: The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office in Ituri (BCNUDH) and PARJE “Uhaki safi” organized on 20 August, a conference on “the role of sound forensic evidence in the fight against impunity for sex and gender based violence”.
Bunia, 25 August 2015 - As part of the International Security and Stabilization Support Strategy (ISSSS), MONUSCO’s Stabilization Support Unit, in collaboration with STAREC (Reconstruction and Stabilization Program for Areas emerging from Armed Conflicts) organized from 17 through 21 August 2015 an evaluation of the project named Immediate Response Facility (IRF) in Mambasa.
The evaluation was conducted during the mission aimed to engage with the local officials, civil society organizations, and the media and project partners – led by the Unit chief, Richard de la Falaise.
On 20 August, Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term as Burundi’s president. During the ceremony, President Nkurunziza called on fellow Burundians who have fled the country to return home and to join in the “building of their nation”. President Nkurunziza also urged for an end to violence that has persisted since his announcement to run for a third term in April.
Au 2 août 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 11.723 cas et 239 décès (Let. = 2%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Comparativement à la même époque en 2014, on note dans la région 73% de cas rapportés en moins.
Les données des dernières semaines indiquent en outre la persistance de quelques cas au Ghana et l’arrivée de nouveaux cas au Cameroun à la frontière avec le Nigeria.
Bukavu, 19 August 2015 — MONUSCO/South-Kivu HIV/AIDs section proceeds with sensitization sessions on HIV/AIDs pandemic. On Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August, this section met the ex-combatants of the Democratic Forces of the Liberation of Rwanda at the Walungu transit center.
With DDRRR’s facilitation and cooperation, HIV/AIDs session was held in Walungu for the second group of FDLR ex-combatants, awaiting their relocation, after voluntary surrender.
MONUSCO civil affairs section jointly with local authorities, organized a workshop on social and democratic dialogue on 17 - 18 August 2015 at the court room of Dungu; About 50 people attended the workshop.
Uvira, 20 August 2015 – On Tuesday 18 August, MONJUSCO, through its civil Affairs section, attended a monthly meeting of the Commission on the Populations’ Movements CMP in Uvira.
In attendance were representatives of the local and international NGOs including IEDA-Relief, AHADI, AJDC, CEDIER, FADC, CIRESKI, ADED, SOAPN, as well as OCHA and MONUSCO.