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22 Feb 2019 description

Armed clashes in South Sudan forced hundreds of South Sudanese people to seek refuge in border areas in Ituri Province, DRC. UNHCR will support the registration of refugees and their possible relocation.

Seven primary schools were rehabilitated in Kasai Province, benefitting over 3,000 children.
Voluntary Repatriation of Rwandan refugees resumed with 94 repatriations from North and South Kivu Provinces.

19 Feb 2019 description

On 18 February, H.E. Hironori Sawada, the Ambassador of Japan in Angola, visited Lóvua Settlement in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte to see projects that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and humanitarian partners have implemented with generous funds from the Japanese government.

19 Feb 2019 description

Highlights
- A late and erratic onset of rains delayed planting and reduced area planted in southern and western parts of the region.
- A dry spell from mid-January to early February caused moderate to severe crop moisture stress in the central parts of the region. The dry spell ended in early February, allowing recovery of some crops. Observations however indicate that permanent wilting had occurred in several areas.

15 Feb 2019 description

2,263 individuals have been relocated from urban areas to Lovua settlement during the reporting period.

Construction of transitional shelters is in progress and so far a total of 2,770 transitional shelters have been built

Update on Achievements

Operational Context

13 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

In line with seasonal trends, national average maize prices have been increasing across the region. South Africa, the region’s largest maize producer/supplier, is seeing an uptick in prices partly due to lower than expected planting and the possibility of a poor 2018/19 harvest.

Markets in Zambia continue to experience higher than usual maize prices, and in December 2018, the national average maize price was 10 percent above the 5 year average (5YA).

13 Feb 2019 description

87,490 refugee returnees (2014 - 2018)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (82,840) and Assisted Spontaneous return from Yemen (3,405) as well as 1,245 returns from other countries such as Djibouti (783), Libya (353), Sudan (64), Eritrea (34), Pakistan,
Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.

82,840 refugee returnees from Kenya (2014 - 2018)

12 Feb 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Crop production prospects in 2019 favourable in main cereal-producing provinces of centre

  • In southern provinces, however, below-average rainfall diminished production outlook

  • Food prices continued to rise, reflecting lower harvest in 2018 and weaker national currency

  • Food security situation worsened in southern provinces due to persisting dry weather conditions

Reduced rainfall diminishes 2019 production prospects in southern provinces

12 Feb 2019 description

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world has been steadily rising and remains deeply of concern.

Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.

11 Feb 2019 description

to assist
235 350 people

FAO requires
USD 18.1 million

period
January – December 2019

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas, and continues to cause significant population displacement in the region.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

09 Feb 2019 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 402 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre début octobre 2018 et fin janvier 2019 dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Bien que le flux a sensiblement baissé depuis novembre 2018, quelque 600 personnes en moyenne par jour continuent de traverser la frontière.

08 Feb 2019 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

More international migrants move within Africa than beyond the continent

08 Feb 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

07 Feb 2019 description

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

Refugees