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27 Feb 2017 description

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.

27 Feb 2017 description

In this interview, Interpeace’s Great Lakes Programme Coordinator, Isabelle Peter, discusses the organization’s peace education initiative in the three countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The peace education initiative is part of Interpeace’s Cross-Border Peacebuilding programme, implemented in collaboration with six regional organisations in the region.

What is Peace Education, and how does it fit into Interpeace’s efforts to build lasting peace in the Great Lakes region?

27 Feb 2017 description

On 15 – 16 February 2017, Interpeace participated in the SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The high level forum – organized by UNESCO with the support of the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR and the World Bank) – seeks to enable Member States under the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to present their national SDG4 roadmaps in support of the implementation of the 2030 Education Agenda.

27 Feb 2017 description

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

27 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,868 Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

US $172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017

US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

1,569,792 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries (as of 15 February, 2017):

27 Feb 2017 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

26 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,868 Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site US

$172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017

US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12734-AFR/3536

PRESS RELEASE

24 FEBRUARY 2017
SECURITY COUNCIL

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

25 février 2017 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a fermement condamné vendredi soir les violences observées au cours des derniers mois dans la région de Kasaï, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), et a réclamé la fin de l'impasse politique au niveau national.

25 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, February 24, 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : The Executive Secretariat of Caritas Congo Asbl has proceeded to the presentation of its activity report carried out in 2016 this Friday, February 24, 2017. The interventions of this technique body charged of social pastoral of Catholic church in DRC have allowed to provide care, training, and support in various manners nearly 5 millions of persons. And this, in all 26 provinces of country.

24 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 February 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Video Shows Soldiers Shooting 13 Alleged Militia Members

24 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Une vidéo montre des militaires tirant sur 13 miliciens présumés

(Kinshasa) – Les autorités de la République démocratique du Congo devraient enquêter de manière complète et impartiale sur les meurtres commis par des militaires de l'armée congolaise présumés dans la région centrale du Kasaï, a déclaré aujourd'hui Human Rights Watch. Une vidéo postée sur Internet le 17 février 2017 montre des hommes en uniformes de l'armée congolaise tuant au moins 13 membres présumés d’une milice, dont certains armés de bâtons et de lance-pierres.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas
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Communiqué de presse

RDC: Près de 5 millions de personnes servies par Caritas Congo Asbl en 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP received generous contributions from Food for Peace of USD 17.3 million and from Italy of Euro 200,000 for food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

  • In December 2016, WFP launched a three month Cash Based Transfer initiative funded by a CAD 500,000 contribution from Canada. The initiative reaches 10,000 individuals from 2,500 households at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

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