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18 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican

By RODRIGUES RWIRAHIRA

Rwanda's government has adopted a policy that enables refugees to work for a living as donor funding to support those in refugee camps reduces.

According to officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), the policy seeks to, among other goals, address a 10 per cent reduction in resources for feeding camp-based refugees. The officials said the policy would also help ease pressure on Rwanda as a host country.

18 Dec 2017 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

17 Dec 2017 description
  1. Le Gouvernement du Burundi apprécie les efforts fournis par les pays de la sous Région afin de trouver des solutions aux problèmes burundais. C’est dans ce cadre qu’il voudrait d’abord remercier et réitérer sa confiance au Médiateur dans le dialogue inter - Burundais Son Excellence YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI et au facilitateur Son Excellence William Benjamin MKAPA pour les efforts déployés afin de trouver un terrain d’entente entre la classe politique burundaise.

17 Dec 2017 description
  1. The Government of Burundi appreciates the efforts made by the countries of the sub-region to find solutions to Burundian problems. It is in this perspective that the Government wishes first of all to thank and reiterate its confidence in the Mediator in the Inter-Burundi dialogue, His Excellency YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI, as well as in the facilitator His Excellency William Benjamin MKAPA for the efforts made to find grounds for agreement between the components of Burundian political class.

16 Dec 2017 description

MESSAGES

  • The Deyr/short rains season is coming to an end in the Horn of Africa, with little to no rainfall in many areas since mid-November, and little to no rainfall forecast for the next two weeks. Following a significantly delayed start of season and below average seasonal rainfall, below-average crop yields are expected in rainfed areas of southern Somalia and eastern Kenya.

16 Dec 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operated in 12 countries. Partner agencies reported 901 incidents in ten countries and 21 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in seven countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.

15 Dec 2017 description

250.0 M required for 2017
37.5 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
212.5 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Dec 2017 description

568.8 M required for 2017 including special situations
218.5 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
350.3 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

14 Dec 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Global

13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

14 Dec 2017 description

Le CICR et la Croix-Rouge du Burundi aident des membres de familles séparées à se retrouver.

A 16 ans, Odette*, qui avait quitté le Burundi en 2015 pour la République démocratique du Congo, a demandé au CICR son aide pour retourner au pays, et en novembre dernier, accompagnée de sa petite fille Fabiola*, elle a finalement retrouvé sa famille, dans la joie de tous.

13 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Nouveaux mouvements de population dans les hauts-plateaux d’Uvira

  • Plus de 7 000 ménages de la zone de santé de Nundu ciblés par une distribution Cash multisectoriel

Aperçu de la situation

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

By Tom Price

On a continent where growing enough food to eat is a constant battle for millions of families, there is a new threat: the fall armyworm. In a little less than 2 years, this pest has eaten its way from West Africa to South Africa, and is now damaging crops in virtually every country in sub-Saharan Africa.

“This pest is expected to be a major shock to an already fragile economic situation for many millions of households,” says Shaun Ferris, Catholic Relief Services’ director of agriculture and livelihoods.