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09 Feb 2016 description

Highlights:

  • The current El Niño event is signalled to be the strongest and longest event in 35 years. For southern Africa, El Niño usually means less rainfall in most countries but high rainfall in northern Tanzania and DRC. Across vast areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, this has been the driest October-December, since 1981.

  • Lesotho and Zimbabwe have declared a state of disaster following the affects of drought caused by El Niño. Most provinces in South Africa have also declared a state of disaster.

08 Feb 2016 description

GENEVA (8 February 2016) - We are alarmed by reports of escalating inter-communal violence in the Lubero and Walikale territories, North Kivu province, with at least 21 people killed, 40 wounded and 70 houses burned down over the week-end. We have also received reports of massive displacement of civilians, looting, abductions and of at least three rapes during the past few days.

08 Feb 2016 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Monday 2/8/2016 - 20:08 GMT

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions in recent weeks, local authorities said Monday.

"There have been clashes in the village of Mukeberwa" in North Kivu province on Sunday, Bokele Joy, the administrator of Lubero Territory where the fighting took place, told AFP.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

To support the Government’s development agenda, WFP developed a Country Strategy, implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and a Country Programme (CP) to progressively shift the emphasis of interventions from relief and recovery to longer term objectives to address some of the root causes of food insecurity.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 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.

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RDC : Maintien de l’alerte dans les provinces du Haut-Lomami (Bukama, Kinkondja), le Lualaba (Lubudi) et le Haut-Katanga (Kikula, Likasi et Katuba).

06 Feb 2016 description
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Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG Real Time) Aquired from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015

05 Feb 2016 description

Kinshasa, 2nd February 2016 - In response to press queries about the resumption of military cooperation between MONUSCO and the FARDC, the Mission would like to provide the following clarifications:

05 Feb 2016 description
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  • Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

05 Feb 2016 description
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Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG Real Time) Aquired from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR

  • 2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR

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