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20 Aug 2019 description

13,323 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comprising 6,778 women and 6,545 men received monthly food rations in Mantapala Settlement, Luapula Province.

701 new asylum-seekers arrived in June - 558 from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 117 Burundi, 24 Somalia and two were of other nationalities. New arrivals are accommodated in Mantapala Settlement.

07 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 The drought crisis in southern Angola continues to deteriorate with an estimated 2.3 million people affected, including 491,131 children under the age of five.

 Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (VDPV2) type 2 outbreak in Cambulo district, Lunda Norte province, was confirmed on 13 June 2019.

 With UNICEF support, a polio outbreak vaccination campaign took place in the province of Lunda Norte reaching over 424,560 children.

07 Aug 2019 description

Le 11 juin, une réunion transfrontalière a eu lieu entre les Gouvernements du Burundi et de la RDC, ainsi que le HCR, à Uvira, SudKivu. La réunion a discuté du rapatriement des réfugiés burundais vivant en RDC, dans l’attente de la signature d’un Accord Tripartite.

Depuis le 6 juin, une flambée de violences a donné lieu à des déplacements massifs en Province de l’Ituri. Le HCR et OIM ont noté plus de 110.000 nouvelles arrivées dans les sites de PDI entre le 31 mai et le 20 juin. De plus, 8.647 personnes ont fui vers l’Ouganda en juin.

07 Aug 2019 description

On 11 June, a cross-border meeting was held between the Governments of Burundi and DRC, and UNHCR, in Uvira, South Kivu. The meeting discussed the repatriation of Burundian refugees living in DRC, pending the signing of a Tripartite Agreement.

Since 6 June, a flare-up of violence has led to massive new displacements in Ituri Province.
UNHCR and IOM recorded over 110,000 new arrivals in IDP sites between 31 May and 20 June. In addition, 8,647 people fled to Uganda in June.

05 Aug 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

30 Jul 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

As of 30 June 2019, 861,077 Congolese refugees are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 30 June 2019 alone, some 49,660 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 57 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

29 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Jul 2019 description

Ce document fournit une mise à jour intermédiaire sur les principaux évènements ayant lieu entre la publication mensuelle des rapports opérationnels du HCR.

Réfugiés

26 Jul 2019 description

This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Updates.

Refugees

  • UNHCR has been carrying out relocations as new waves of asylum seekers arrivals continued; 440 South Sudanese refugees were relocated to Biringi settlement during the reporting period. At the same time, since February 2019, refugees who have been living in border areas started complying with the authorities’ requests for them to move further inland.

25 Jul 2019 description

548.153 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,4% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

5.317 nouveaux réfugiés sudsoudanais enregistrés de janvier à juin 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

25 Jul 2019 description

548,153 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.4% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

5,317 new South Sudanese refugees registered from January to June 2019.

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

15 Jul 2019 description

• Based on the results of the 2019 Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA), it is estimated that 41 million people will be food insecure in the peak lean season, of which 9 million people require immediate assistance (Table 1).

• Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia account for 75% of the total number needing immediate assistance.

• In Eswatini and Lesotho, 20% and 24% of the rural population are in need of immediate assistance.

12 Jul 2019 description

The intentions survey regarding Congolese return to the DRC took place in Lovua settlement from 9 to 20 May.

Joint Livelihoods Strategy was launched in May, through common efforts by different partners working in Lovua settlement .

KEY INDICATORS

75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children.

36,679 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province. A total of 23,795 refugees are currently receiving food assistance.

10 Jul 2019 description

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

10 Jul 2019 description

Highlights

Although most countries in the region are seeing their national average maize price stabilize or decrease in line with seasonal trends, prices are generally trending higher compared to last year.

08 Jul 2019 description

Depuis fin mars en territoire de Beni, Province du Nord Kivu, des attaques contre des civils et postes militaires se sont intensifiées. Près de 96.000 personnes ont été déplacées depuis la Chefferie de Batangi vers le village de Nobili (près de la frontière ougandaise) en avril et mai. Le HCR est impliqué dans la réponse.