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28 Jan 2020 description

Southern Africa—which is on the frontlines of the global climate crisis—has been buffeted by back-to-back shocks, with erratic and uneven rainfall since November 2019 causing both floods and drought. At least 12.2 million people are now severely food insecure and the lean season (which ordinarily lasts from October to March) could last longer than expected, as many farmers have either lost their crops or will not be able to harvest in March as planned.

27 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on 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 main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Lassa fever in Sierra Leone

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

23 Jan 2020 description

Refugees

■ As of 15 December, 2,086 Central African refugees (444 households) were voluntarily repatriated to the Central African Republic (CAR), as part of an operation launched by UNHCR on 21 November. A total of around 3,500 refugees will be repatriated through this operation. In the meantime, new repatriation candidates have expressed their intention of going back to the CAR in 2020.

23 Jan 2020 description

UNHCR voluntarily repatriated 1,439 Central African refugees so far, since the start of the operation on 21 November. UNHCR will repatriate close to 4,000 refugees to the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, and prefectures that were assessed as safe.

UNHCR conducted a large-scale verification exercise of 25,691 South Sudanese refugees in two settlements in Haut-Uele Province, and subsequently printed 12,705 individual identity cards and 7,710 attestations of family composition for refugees.

22 Jan 2020 description

This figure includes Voluntary Repatriation from Kenya (84,974) and Assisted Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (5,087) as well as 1,470 returnees from other countries such as Djibouti (822), Libya (459), Sudan (143), Eritrea (34), Angola, Tunisia, Gambia, China, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.

20 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

17 Jan 2020 description
  1. Contexte

A l’échelle mondiale, plusieurs millions de personnes, y compris un nombre significatif d’individus dans la région des Grands Lacs sont apatrides ou sont à risque d’apatridie. Ces derniers ne peuvent jouir pleinement de l’ensemble des droits fondamentaux. Parmi les causes à l’origine de cette situation dans la région des Grands Lacs figurent, entre autres, les lacunes que renferment les législations et politiques relatives à la nationalité qui laissent certaines personnes sans la reconnaissance d’une nationalité par aucun Etat.

14 Jan 2020 description

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

99,2%* des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74,2% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

890.044* est le nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

* Statistiques de novembre 2019

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

14 Jan 2020 description

526,171* refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.2%* of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

890,044* refugees from DRC in Africa.

* November 2019’s figures

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

13 Jan 2020 description

**Overview-

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 evenAts in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

08 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers October

5,541 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 2,474,616 million cash-based transfers made

USD166 million net funding requirement for January - June 2020

999,450 people assisted in October 2019

Operational Updates

06 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

04 Jan 2020 description

As part from the direct humanitarian assistance programme to refugees and asylum seekers, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Angola also supports the government in different areas to facilitate their indispensable work for refugees and asylum seekers. To this end, on 31 January 2019, UNHCR in Angola donated a Land Cruiser Prado to the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME).

31 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Malaria in Burundi
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

31 Dec 2019 description

Résumé des besoins humanitaires

POPULATION TOTALE
99,9M

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN
15,6M

Contexte et impact de la crise

30 Dec 2019 description

In numbers

15.6 million food insecure people and 5 million children acutely malnourished

5.2 million people assisted in 2018

5.1 million people targeted in 2019

1.17 million people reached per month on average

Highlights

• In 2019, WFP continues its corporate Level 3 emergency response, planning to reach 5.1 million people with food and nutrition assistance.

24 Dec 2019 description

Au 30 novembre 2019, le nombre total des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est de 7,480. Cette population est composée de 37% de Congolais (RDC), 23% de Tchadiens, 30% de Sud Soudanais, 5% de Soudanais et 4% des autres nationalités. Elle est composée à 51 % de femmes et 49% d'hommes. Les enfants représentent 59% contre 38% d'adultes et 3% de personnes âgées. 45% des réfugiés sont dans la Préfecture du Haut Mbomou, 19% dans BaminguiBangoran, 33% à Bangui et 3% dans la Ouaka.