BUJUMBURA, Burundi / NAIROBI, Kenya, 27 May 2015 – UNICEF said today it is extremely concerned by evidence of the continued presence of children amidst violent confrontations in Burundi. This situation has led to the death of yet another child in a shooting Monday and the injury of a child struck by a bullet yesterday.
Kigali, Rwanda 27 May 2015
Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.
The EU, already the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR), has increased its financial humanitarian support to the country by €11 million.
posted on MAY 26, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU
The events that disturbed the CAR in recent years have pushed many people to flee the country and seek refuge in the DRC, especially in Equateur, a province on the CAR-DRC border.
Foreign and uprooted, refugee children are often confronted with problems related to nutrition and health, as well as education and protection. It must be emphasized that most of these children, far away from their homes and villages, find themselves deprived of schooling.
DURBAN, South Africa, May 26 (UNHCR) – Approximately 1,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees who sought new lives in South Africa are turning to the UN refugee agency for help, after xenophobic violence forced them to flee their homes last month.
Brussels, 26 May 2015
The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach of the European Union (EU).
REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS
In the month of April, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continued with an increase of the number of refugees fleeing to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon (1,424), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3,282), and the Republic of Congo (778) - bringing the total to 462,015 refugees. At the same time, half of the CAR population (about 2,7 million people) rely on international assistance.
With IFC and Ecobank sharing risk equally in the $110 million facility, SMEs will gain increased access to loans through Ecobank affiliates
Current Conditions: Regional Highlight
• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;
• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;
The crisis in CAR has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. Today, more than 426,000 people remain displaced, living in the bush, in camps or with host families. They are among the 2.7 million Central African who depend on aid to survive, including 1.4 million people food insecure.
Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region
Nairobi, 22 May 2015
Priorities for 2011-2015:
Emergency Humanitarian Action—for refugees and people who are unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs due to disasters.
Food Security and Nutrition Support—for chronically hungry people living in extreme poverty and vulnerable to shocks.
Community Investments in Food Security Support—for people who are able to meet their basic food/nutrition needs but require further support to ensure their food security situation is sustainable.