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20 Jun 2019 description
report World Bank

Highlights

  • In 2016, the World Bank Group stepped up its engagement in situations of conflictinduced forced displacement at the global and country levels and adopted a new approach to its engagement that recognizes displacement as a development challenge that must be addressed to attain the World Bank Group’s twin goals.

  • Since fiscal year 2016, the Bank Group’s analytical, financial, and operational support has become more aligned with its stated development approach building on lessons from past engagements. This is an important shift.

20 Jun 2019 description

By Carol Thompson O'Connell

According to the United Nations, every 20 minutes a person is forced to leave behind everything to escape war, persecution, or terror. Today, more than 70 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, the highest number on record.

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a global observance dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of refugees around the world. It's also a day to stand with these individuals and to let them know they have the support of the international community.

19 Jun 2019 description

Date of issue: 18 June 2019

Data as reported by: 16 June 2019

1. Situation update

17 Jun 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 75 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

10 Jun 2019 description

Overview

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:

03 Jun 2019 description

As of 30 April 2019, 849,662 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 April 2019 alone, some 32,570 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 56 humanitarian and development partners launched the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 11 December 2018 for US$743 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

03 Jun 2019 description

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

849,662 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people (as at December 2017) Source: OCHA

1.1 M Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

51 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2018

BASIC INFORMATION POPULATION FIGURES

POPULATION FIGURES

02 Jun 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:

28 May 2019 description

Il s’est tenu du 16 au 17 avril 2019, à l’hôtel Radisson Blu à Nairobi au Kénya, la réunion des points focaux gouvernementaux et experts des Etats membres de la CIRGL en matière d’éradication de l’apatridie dans la Région des Grands Lacs.

La première journée a été marquée, outre les allocutions d’usage, par :

1- L’exposé sur les objectifs et résultats attendus du Segment de haut niveau sur l’apatridie qui aura lieu à Genève le 7 octobre 2019 ainsi que l’importance des engagements des Etats membres de la CIGRL pour rester à l’avant-garde de la lutte contre l’apatridie.

27 May 2019 description

Objectif stratégique 4 : Garantir l’accès à la preuve de l’identité juridique en ce compris les actes des naissances et les documents attestant de la nationalité

27 May 2019 description

Du 16 au 18 avril 2019, à Nairobi au Kenya, le Gouvernement du Kenya, le Secrétariat exécutif de la Conférence internationale de la Région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL) et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (UNHCR) ont organisé conjointement une conférence ministérielle en matière d’éradication de l'apatridie dans la région des Grands Lacs.

26 May 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 73 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

24 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to threaten neighbouring countries including Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. UNICEF continues to play a key role in the UN wide Ebola prevention and preparedness response, reaching more than 65,000 people with key Ebola messages and EVD prevention supplies.

23 May 2019 description

Nigeria and the western Gulf of Guinea region continue to receive limited rainfall

  1. Continued belowaverage rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  2. Below-normal rainfall since April has led to significant early-season deficits and abnormal dryness.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Tanzania has caused flash flooding in Dar es Salaam. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue next week.

20 May 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 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

16 May 2019 description

Abnormally dry conditions develop in Nigeria following another week of below-average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

16 May 2019 description

• The 2018/19 season, the driest season since at least 1981 in central and western parts of the region, was marked by delayed and erratic onset of rains, midseason dry spells, and early cessation of rains. From October 2018 to early April 2019, parts of southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Botswana, northern South Africa, southern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe registered significantly below average rainfall (50%~ below average, Figure 1).