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14 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF’s response to the North Kivu and Ituri Ebola outbreak can be found on a biweekly basis in the Ebola specific situation reports: https://www.unicef.org/appeals/drc_sitreps.html

• Kasai and Kwango: hundreds of Congolese nationals continue to return to DRC from Angola on a daily basis.

• Voluntary surrender of more than 500 militia members in Kasai and Kasai provinces, among those 60 children, after the announcement of the final presidential election results.

13 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

La situation humanitaire au Kasaï reste précaire suite à l'afflux récent de familles congolaises de retour d'Angola

KINSHASA, le 12 mars 2019 – L'UNICEF estime que 260 000 enfants de la région du Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) souffrent de malnutrition aiguë sévère et ont besoin de soins vitaux. Des milliers d'enfants du Kasaï qui ont fui avec leur famille vers les provinces voisines du Kwilu et du Kwango souffrent également de malnutrition.

12 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian situation in Kasai remains precarious following recent influx of Congolese families returning from Angola

KINSHASA, 12 March 2019 – UNICEF estimates that 260,000 children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need lifesaving treatment. Thousands of children from Kasai who have fled with their families to the neighboring Provinces of Kwilu and Kwango are also suffering from malnutrition.

11 Mar 2019 description

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

As of 31 January 2019, 825,002 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. In January 2019 alone, some 6,318 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.

07 Mar 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 Mar 2019 description

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

Refugees

06 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Approximately, 1,681 cholera / AWD cases including 13 deaths have been reported in 7 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR); with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.8%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

06 Mar 2019 description

UN-Coordinated Appeals

The GHO published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP). With the inclusion of the Zimbabwe Flash Appeal last month, funding requirements for UN-led appeals as at end February amounted to $22.42 billion.

Of 138.8 million people estimated to be in need of assistance, the humanitarian response plans envisage assisting 103.7 million.

28 Feb 2019 description

Southern Africa is projected to be one of one of the most vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change. Floods and cyclones affected several countries and more than 400,000 people across the region were affected in 2018. The estimated population in the sub region is over 340 million. With 60 per cent of the population living in urban areas, this rise in urbanization means more youth are living in towns where employment opportunities are limited leading to increased crime and other socio – economic development challenges.

28 Feb 2019 description

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

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

95 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda en janvier 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

28 Feb 2019 description

535,556 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

95 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda in January 2019

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

27 Feb 2019 description

MONUSCO:

(La conférence de presse a été animée par MATHIAS GILLMANN, porte-parole par intérim)

La situation reste tendue à Kamako. Une délégation de la MONUSCO a accompagné le Gouverneur du Kasaï et d’autres autorités locales sur place hier pour rencontrer des chefs traditionnels et des représentants des communautés et porter un message de calme.

27 Feb 2019 description

A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year girl, hails from the Cunene Province in Angola, which borders Ohangwena and Omusati Regions in Namibia. In response, Angolan authorities, with WHO support, carried out further case searches in three southern provinces of the country, including Cunene. During the exercise, a suspected case was detected who, at the time of her illness, had travelled to Engela in Ohangwena Region for a wedding and was treated at the Engela District Hospital.

25 Feb 2019 description

Executive summary

Many SADC Member States recorded normal to above-normal rainfall during the 2017/18 rainfall season, as predicted by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) in August 2017 at the 21st Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-21). In contrast, the approaching October 2018 - March 2019 rainfall season is forecasted to be normal to below-normal throughout the season over most of the region.

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.