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01 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

30 September 2016 – The UN refugee agency and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union (AU) agreed today on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations.

This ministerial meeting, hosted by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, marks the last phase of a comprehensive solutions strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict, the agency said.

30 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

The migration phenomenon has increased worldwide in recent years due to armed conflict, violence, economic crises and the desire for family reunification. It is believed that 3.4 per cent of the world's population is living outside its country of origin; this represents more than 247 million people.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants: Zoom sur l’alerte choléra au Congo Brazzaville (22/09/2011)

28 Sep 2016 description

In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

27 Sep 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
36.5 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
188.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical funding gaps. The Country Office urgently requires contributions in order to begin preparations for the next school term, which begins in October 2016.

Operational Updates

26 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 2 million people food insecure in C.A.R. (40% of the population of the country)
  • 450,000 refugees in neighbouring countries

Highlights

  • In C.A.R, the number of people in need of life-saving assistance increased from 1.7 million people in December 2015 to 2 million people in August 2016.
  • WFP provided food assistance to 323,654 people in C.A.R, 166,815 in Cameroon, 45,282 people in DRC, 18,125 in RoC and 10,361 in Chad.
  • Cholera cases are detected in C.A.R. region.
25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11831

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 20TH, 21ST & 22ND MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Decrying ‘Lip Service’ to United Nations Ideals, Speakers Declare Time for New Direction, Embracing Era of Engagement While the United Nations had been founded on the belief that States could solve problems collectively, the time had come to move in a new direction, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers underlined the need to embrace a new era of engagement based on common needs, innovative ideas and mutual respect.

24 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | samedi 24/09/2016 - 22:37 GMT

Un groupe d'organisations politiques et de la société civile congolaise a annoncé avoir recensé "plus d'une centaine des victimes" de violation des droits de l'Homme au Congo-Brazzaville au cours de la période qui va du référendum à la présidentielle ayant permis la réélection du président Denis Sassou Nguesso, selon un rapport reçu samedi.

24 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 septembre 2016 – Le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la République du Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso, s'est félicité samedi de la nouvelle Constitution adoptée par son pays qui va améliorer, selon lui, la gouvernance politique, économique et sociale dans le pays.

Le scrutin référendaire du 25 octobre 2015 « a permis l'adoption d'une nouvelle Constitution, plus adaptée aux exigences de l'état de droit dans son acception la plus communément admise », a dit M. Gakosso, dans un discours devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

21 Sep 2016 description

EN BREF

27.250 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC depuis fin 2015.

95.606 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

31.867 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

525.978 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

3.914 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

21 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

27,250 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

95,606 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

31,867 Refugees from Burundi in DRC

525,978 Congolese refugees in African countries

3,914 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

20 Sep 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
36.5 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
188.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

20 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 4.8 million people - Human Development Index ranking: 187 of 188 countries (UNDP)

  • Number of internally displaced (UNHCR): over 384 000, including over 49 000 in the capital Bangui - Number of Central African refugees (UNHCR): 473 400 in neighbouring countries - 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - Around 2.5 million people are food insecure - 2.4 million children are affected by the crisis (UNICEF)