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- Govt. Angola: Cunene records rainfall after 12-month drought. 14 Oct 2019
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- Govt. Angola: Drought affects over 200,000 in Huila. 9 Oct 2019
Violence, conflict and hunger continue to drive displacement in the Great Lakes region. In May and June, more than 360,000 people were uprooted in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) country-wide to 4.8 million. Meanwhile, refugees from the broader region have continued to flee to Uganda, with more than 78,000 new arrivals from the DRC (nearly 47,100), South Sudan (more than 27,100), and Burundi (over 4,500) in 2019.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Update
The multiple deprivations affecting vulnerable populations are the greatest hurdle to achieving zero hunger. By directly addressing structural barriers, social protection can help WFP achieve its mandate on nutrition and food insecurity, and reach the most vulnerable, including people living with, at risk of1 and affected by HIV. Reaching zero hunger requires integrated programming aimed at all vulnerable population groups to enable them to access the support systems and services they need to be drawn out of poverty.
I. Contexte général
a) Historique et situation actuelle
Vers la mi-août 2019, des milliers de réfugiés congolais ayant fui le conflit dit « Kamuina Nsapu » vers l’Angola ont exprimé subitement leur volonté de rentrer en RDC, ce qui a pris la communauté humanitaire de court. De plus, alors qu’une grande partie de ces réfugiés est originaire de la province du Kasaï, la quasi-totalité a exprimé le désir de se rendre à Kananga, au Kasaï Central, lors de ce retour. Ceci semble s’expliquer par plusieurs raisons :
A record 45 million Southern Africans will be severely food insecure at peak lean season
WFP to support 7.2 million people in 8 countries
US$ 260 million being sought to meet urgent food needs (US$ 139 million of the required US$ 399 million secured to date)
WFP is stepping up both emergency assistance to those most in need and interventions to help vulnerable communities withstand increasingly frequent and intense climate shocks.
Southern Mauritania remains abnormally dry as heavy rainfall persists in several parts of Africa
Southern Mauritania has been abnormally dry for the past three months. Recovery before the end of the season is unlikely.
Flash flooding was reported in central Senegal last week. Continued heavy rainfall is likely to maintain high risk for flooding.
Central Nigeria has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks and remains at risk for continued flooding next week.
548,850 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.
99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.
886,881 refugees from DRC in Africa.
Main activities – Refugees
548.850 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.
99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,2% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.
886.881 nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.
Activités principales – Réfugiés
Lubango - The drought-stricken population in Huila province has risen from 173,000 to 206,000, with the arrival of people from Namibe and Cunene, particularly herders looking for cattle pasture in the municipalities of Gambos and Matala.
The information was advanced this Tuesday, in Lubango, by the deputy provincial commission coordinator of the drought, Mariana Soma, stating that most of the people immigrated came from the municipalities of Virei (Namibe), Curoca and Ombandja (Cunene).
• 43,740 children (116% coverage) aged 6-59 months were vaccinated against measles in Kasai Oriental province during the month of August.
• UNICEF’s Rapid Response to Movements of Population (RRMP) mechanism will be discontinued as of 30th September 2019. A new model, UNICEF Rapid Response will provide a first response, 0ne-off assistance to all population affected by humanitarian crisis
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
- The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2463 (2019), in which the Council requested me to report to it every six months on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region. It provides an overview of peace and security developments in the Great Lakes region since the issuance of my previous report (S/2019/229) and covers the period from 1 March to 31 August 2019.
Since 18 August, thousands of Congolese refugees left Angola to come back to DRC. A Tripartite Agreement was subsequently signed on 23-24 August between UNHCR and the Angola and DRC Governments, to start an organized Voluntary Repatriations movement.
In Kasenyi, Ituri Province, UNHCR and partner CARITAS continued the construction of collective hangars to respond to the arrival of some 4,300 IDPs. So far, 21 hangars are occupied by 252 households. In addition, 333 individual shelters were finalized.
This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Update.
Luanda - The situation in drought-hit region of the southern Angola will be tackled soon, assured the State Secretary of Interior for Technical Assurance.
Salvador Rodrigues pointed to combined effort involving the Government, private institutions and international organisations.
The climate crisis is having devastating consequences in Southern Africa, with parts of the region experiencing their lowest rainfall since 1981 while others have endured the destruction of cyclones, pests and disease.
More than 9.2 million people across the region are now severely food insecure, and this figure is expected to grow to 12 million at the peak of the lean season (October 2019-March 2020).
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:
UNHCR and partners are speeding up groundwork for the voluntary repatriation of 4,000 Central African refugees located in camps in Sud Ubangi Province, following a Tripartite Meeting held on 5 July between UNHCR and the governments of DRC and CAR.
From 23 to 25 July in Lóvua settlement (Angola), a first crossborder meeting took place between UNHCR’s DRC and Angola offices, to discuss the voluntary repatriation of DRC refugees from Angola.