This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
Butembo, le 25 octobre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : 750 ménages déplacés en ville de Butembo, 342 en ville de Beni et 161 en Commune rurale de Oïcha, soit un total de 1.253 familles, viennent de recevoir une aide humanitaire d’urgence en vivres et non vivres. Commencée depuis vendredi 14 octobre 2016 par la paroisse Saint Esprit d’Oïcha, cette opération s’est achevée mardi dernier par Beni-Cité.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
Faits saillants de la situation humanitaire
Au moins 36 civils ont été tués dans la province du Nord-Kivu, territoire de Beni, au cours du week-end du 13-14 août, portant le nombre total de civils tués à Beni à plus de 500 depuis octobre 2014. L’attaque, qui aurait été menée par les Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF), s’est produite trois jours après la visite du Président Joseph Kabila dans la région. Le 19 août, des centaines de manifestants sont descendus dans les rues de la ville de Beni en signe de protestation contre cette situation.
UNHCR and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. Among the outcomes of the stakeholder consultations included an affirmation that refugees can contribute positively to Rwanda’s economy and plans for next steps to boost their self-reliance through the launching of the MIDIMAR-UNHCR Joint Strategy for Economic Inclusion of refugees.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$414.4 million of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the beginning of 2016.
The UN-coordinated appeal for DRC requests US$690 million. It is currently 53% funded at US$365.2 million.
The US is currently the largest donor this year, having committed/contributed US$143.1 million.
- 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.
USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees
649.0 M required for 2016
152.7 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
496.3 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation
Situation in Numbers
17,712 # of cases of cholera in DRC (DRC Ministry of Health, August 2016) 1,722,082 # of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) (UNHCR, August 2016) 402,905 # of refugees in DRC (UNHCR, August 2016)
Relief agencies scale up cholera response efforts following CARG declaration of cholera outbreak
IPC analysis in August indicates increase in food-insecure population from 1.7 million to 2 million people
Insecurity—including clashes among armed groups and attacks against humanitarian personnel and assets—in Central African Republic (CAR) continues to result in population displacement and hinder the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance.
Mid-September protests, clashes with security forces erupt in Kinshasa and other areas of DRC
Response actors implement health interventions to mitigate yellow fever, cholera transmission
Facts & Figures
Over 295 000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries since April 2015:
- 157 700 in Tanzania
- 81 500 in Rwanda
- 28 500 in DRC
- 28 200 in Uganda (as of 1st January 2015) (source: UNHCR)
61 000 internally displaced people in Burundi (source: IOM)
Burundi ranks 184th out of 187 in the UN’s Human Development Index
Child mortality: 104/1000 or 12th highest in the world (UNICEF)
A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.
As part of its efforts to ensure a rapid response to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID/OFDA stores emergency relief supplies, such as kitchen sets, water containers, hygiene kits, blankets, and plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, at strategically located warehouses in Pisa, Italy; Subang, Malaysia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Miami, United States.
225.5 M required for 2016
38.0 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements
187.4 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation