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24 May 2017 description

On 11 May 2017 the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Likati health zone, Bas Uele Province, in the northern part of the country. As of 20 May, 37 cases of suspected Ebola and four deaths had been reported. The risk to public health from this outbreak is currently assessed as being high at the national level, moderate at the regional level, and low at the global level.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tajudeen Oyewale

Going to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak is not easy – you need to mentally prepare. In fact, when I informed my colleagues in Kinshasa that I was going to the epicenter of the outbreak, I could see the apprehension on their faces. Fortunately, we have a clear office protocol in place, and we make sure that staff who go to an active zone have an individual protective kit, no matter how far or close they are to the outbreak area.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE – La crise du Grand Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a gravement empiété sur les programmes de santé au cours des derniers mois, mettant à risque de malnutrition sévère aiguë dans le Grand Kasaï, presque 400 000 enfants, a déclaré l’UNICEF.

Des infrastructures non opérationnelles au Kasaï central

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRESS RELEASE – The crisis in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risks of severe acute malnutrition in the Greater Kasai, said UNICEF.

Non-operational infrastructure in Kasai Central

24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Les commandants des forces de quatre opérations de maintien de la paix de l’ONU ont exposé, cet après-midi, au Conseil de sécurité les difficultés croissantes auxquelles les Casques bleus sont confrontés sur le terrain.

Cette réunion annuelle consacrée aux opérations de maintien de la paix s’est tenue quelques jours avant la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, célébrée le 29 mai. Elle a été suivie d’un débat interactif.

24 May 2017 description

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province located in the northeast of the country.

24 May 2017 description

La République centrafricaine fait face à une détérioration persistante de la situation humanitaire depuis septembre 2016. Cette aggravation se matérialise par une multiplication de foyers de tension, de nouvelles vagues de déplacements et une augmentation vertigineuse des besoins humanitaires.
Elle se caractérise aussi par une réduction drastique de l’espace humanitaire. La présence des groupes armés et la violence qu’ils exercent sur les civils ainsi que les pics de violence que leurs affrontements entrainent ont un impact délétère sur l’accès humanitaire.

24 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

409,662 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2017

FUNDING

USD 250 million Requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (Jan-Dec 2017)

PRIORITIES

  • Tanzania: Provide assistance to the Tanzanian Government in the development of the new Refugee Status Determination procedures.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12834

Security Council
7937th Meeting (PM)

Robust Mandates, Mission Drawdown, New Technology among Main Topics of Discussion

The commanders of four United Nations peacekeeping missions briefed the Security Council this afternoon, emphasizing the need to “go beyond the traditional peacekeeping box” and overcome bureaucratic hurdles, as the Organization’s signature function adapted to ever-evolving challenges.

24 May 2017 description

Background

Childhood malnutrition is a significant cause of ill health and poor development worldwide. High-quality nutrition is essential in early childhood to ensure healthy growth, proper organ formation and function, a strong immune system and neurological and cognitive development. Children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are at high risk of morbidity and death [1]. There are estimated to be 19 million children younger than 5 years of age with SAM worldwide, of whom more than 800,000 die annually [1].

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

By John Tanza

State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago.

The WHO has confirmed that four people have died from the disease in the DRC. Lino Utu, deputy governor of Tambura state, said the movement of people and goods between the two countries at the border town of Ezo had been restricted until further notice.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

23 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 mai 2017 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a de nouveau fait part de son inquiétude concernant la situation instable au Burundi qui continue de pousser les gens à chercher la sécurité dans les pays voisins.

« Depuis avril 2015, quelque 410.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres augmentent encore », a déclaré mardi un porte-parole du HCR, Babar Baloch, lors d'un point de presse à Genève.