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16 Nov 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 689 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

16 Nov 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year. The crisis has deepened and spread, affecting people in areas previously considered stable and stretching the coping mechanisms of people in areas already impacted. A surge in violent conflict and intercommunal tensions has forced more than 1.7 million people to flee their homes in 2017 – an average of more than 5,500 people per day.

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Approximately 200,000 people are newly displaced since the beginning of the year as a result of the escalating conflict and violence forcing people to flee. Seeking refuge in spontaneous sites and host families, these IDPs are in dire need of NFI and emergency shelter. The crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of the already 400,000 people displaced since 2013. The magnitude of NFI needs is significantly visible in host communities and IDP sites.

16 Nov 2017 description

La Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) condamne les violences survenues samedi au PK5, à Bangui, et précise qu’elle sera aux côtés des autorités pour empêcher toute tentative visant à perturber la sécurité dans la capitale centrafricaine.

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

15 NOVEMBRE 2017

En adoptant à l’unanimité de ses membres la résolution 2387 (2017), le Conseil de sécurité a décidé, aujourd’hui, de renouveler le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jusqu’au 15 novembre 2018. 

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Concerns over performance of upcoming 2017 cropping season in Far North Region

  • Main maize season crop estimated average or above average due to adequate and well-distributed rainfall during cropping season

  • Alarming food insecurity conditions persist in northern and eastern regions due to refugee influx and internal displacements

Uncertain prospects for 2017 cropping season in Far North Region

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Unfavourable production prospects for 2017 crops due to generalized decline in planted area as consequence of persisting civil insecurity

  • Food access continues to be severely constrained by disrupted livelihoods, reduced production and sharply-curtailed market activity

  • Prices of imported foods and livestock have risen sharply in conflict-ridden areas

  • Dire food security situation for large segments of population, strong livelihood support required

15 Nov 2017 description

Préfecture de Nana-Gribizi / Sous-préfecture de Kaga-Bandoro / Kaga-Bandoro

Protection de l’enfance : Un acteur humanitaire, conjointement avec la section des Droits de l’Enfant de la MINUSCA, a organisé la cérémonie officielle de retrait de 63 enfants associés aux groupes armés, dont 28 filles et 35 garçons, le 07 novembre. Ces enfants ont, ensuite, été remis à un autre acteur humanitaire pour leur réinsertion sociale. Cependant, la persistance d’un activisme élevé des groupes armés fait que le risque d’enrôlement des enfants reste important dans la zone.

15 Nov 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017

23.6 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements

185.6 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

15 Nov 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017

283.6 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements

600.0 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

15 Nov 2017 description

(New York) - Today's unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and Invisible Children.

The situation in the country has been worsening in recent months, with fighting between rival militias forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes, and rendering 2.4m in need of humanitarian assistance.

15 Nov 2017 description

1. ICVA's Leadership Transition: After nearly 5 years of service as ICVA's Executive Director, we wish Nan Buzard all the best as she begins her next adventure working on innovation at the ICRC. Her contributions have been greatly appreciated.

15 Nov 2017 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.
Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.
Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.


15 Nov 2017 description

2,100,716* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Oct (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

641,911** South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 Oct

279,160 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.87 million IDPs as of 30 September

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