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11 Dec 2018 description

This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for DRC, which cover the full month.

Refugees

  • An increasing number of Central African refugees are voicing their intention of returning to their country of origin, primarily to Bangui. 876 households (3,707 people) have so far indicated this intention in Boyabu, Inke and Mole camps (Nord and Sub-Ubangi provinces). UNHCR continues to collect intentions of return.

11 Dec 2018 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Measles in Mauritius
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

09 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018.

These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

04 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 370 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre octobre et novembre dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, selon les sources officielles. Des mouvements spontanés des personnes retournées sont de plus en plus observés en direction des grandes agglomérations.

• Selon une mission d’évaluation humanitaire, quelques 183 000 personnes seraient retournées vers la province du Kwango, contre 31 926 rapportées dans les statistiques officielles au 30 novembre.

03 Dec 2018 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

29 Nov 2018 description

As of 31 October 2018, 781,917 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2018 alone, some 147,750 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

28 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

In most countries across southern Africa, national average maize prices currently remain below 5 year average (5YA) levels. The exception to this is Zambia, where in September, the national average maize price was 5 percent above the 5YA.

Markets in Zambia appear to be experiencing stress earlier this year, and in mid-October, the Zambian Government imposed temporary restrictive measures on the exportation of maize grain/ meal products to help secure national strategic reserves.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

36,280 biometrically registered refugees.

22,981 have active status and are entitled to food assistance.

15,815 relocated to the Lóvua settlement.

75% of the refugees are women and children.

Highlights

• Additional resources continue to be required to fund food security and nutrition activities, including the planned voucher programme and the procurement of specialized nutritious foods.

22 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,257 cholera / AWD cases and 425 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.5 % (10,318) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,225).

21 Nov 2018 description

1. Situation update

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and remain confident that the outbreak can be contained, despite ongoing challenges. On the evening of 16 November 2018, an armed group attacked the MONUSCO base in Boikene District in the city of Beni, close to the residences of UN Ebola responders. Response operations in Beni were briefly paused and resumed (not to full functionally) on 18 November 2018.

21 Nov 2018 description

Delayed planting season in the Ruzizi Plain due to the late arrival of rain

21 Nov 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Climate Prediction Centre is predicting El Niño climatic conditions during the main 2018-19 growing season with 70-75% probability while IRI has increased the probability to more than 85%. Furthermore, the forecasts suggest a likelihood of a weak to moderate El Niño event. Historically El Niño climatic conditions have resulted in reduced rainfall across the southern part of Southern Africa.

21 Nov 2018 description

Messages clés

  • Le retour tardif des pluies tel que prévu par la NOAA/CPC, de 2-3 décades, dans la partie Centre-est du pays se sont bien manifestées notamment sur la plaine de la Ruzizi où les ménages agricoles viennent de terminer le semis des principaux vivriers en ce début du mois de novembre. Cependant, ceux de la partie Nord-est qui ont semé plus tôt, s’activent aux travaux d’entretien des champs. On pourrait s’attendre à des récoltes échelonnées dans le temps, lesquelles pourraient intervenir à partir de mi-décembre 2018.

20 Nov 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RDC en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 1er au 16 novembre 2018. Un troisième rapport sera publié aux environs du 30 novembre pour présenter une mise à jour.

Faits saillants

  • Selon les sources officielles congolaises, 362 097 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre le 1er Octobre et le 10 novembre, alors qu’un nouvel afflux est à craindre.

17 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

  • Most parts of the region are experiencing a slow start to the rainfall season, with below average early rainfall received early in the season

  • Short term forecasts suggest that the slow onset of rains will continue until at least late November, potentially delaying planting of summer season crops in several areas

  • Seasonal forecasts suggest high chances for normal to below normal rains in many areas this year, with implications for crop production potential

Regional Summary

16 Nov 2018 description

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

781,917 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

1.37 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

42 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018

POPULATION FIGURES

14 Nov 2018 description

CONTEXTE

Durant les trois premières semaines d’octobre 2018, 381 881 congolais refoulés d’Angola, dont un nombre important d’enfants, sont arrivés aux différents points d’entrées dans les territoires de Luiza (Province Kasai Central), Kamonia (Province Kasai) et Kasongo-Lunda (Province Kwango). 80% des expulsés sont entrés par le point de passage de Kamako, les autres par ceux de Tembo (13%) et Luiza (7%). A ce jour, 35 000 personnes sont encore concentrées dans plusieurs sites et familles hôtes a Kamako, la zone la plus affectée.

12 Nov 2018 description

October food distribution was completed in both the Lóvua settlement and Dundo with 22,688 refugees receiving food assistance.

The relocation plan for some 8,500 refugees living in the urban communities to the Lóvua settlement was finalised. A total number of 24 convoys will relocate refugees within 10-weeks.

UNHCR has received information from the DRC’s National Refugee Commission (CNR) about 122 individuals who appear to have been refouled to DRC in October due to Operação Transparência.