Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 7
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 20 September 2018
- IOM DR Congo Migration Health Division: Ebola Response - North Kivu Situation Report 3 (01 -15 September 2018)
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on 13 September in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan warring parties. This is a crucial milestone towards permanent ceasefire and lasting peace for millions of war beleaguered South Sudanese.
UNHCR reiterates its call that all parties fully implement and uphold the deal for South Sudan to maintain a sustainable and permanent peace.
Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries
Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production
20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse République centrafricaine: l'UE débloque 26,5 millions € pour faire face à la crise humanitaire régionale Bruxelles, le 18 septembre 2018
La Commission européenne a alloué une aide d'urgence de 26,5 millions € en faveur des familles vulnérables touchées par la crise humanitaire en République centrafricaine et ses retombées dans les pays voisins.
1. Situation update
The European Commission has allocated €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its spill-over into neighbouring countries.
The funding comes as some 2.5 million, half the country's population, are in need of assistance, with the crisis triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring countries.
10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info
Africa still hosts the largest number of displaced people worldwide. In 2017, some 24.2 million people in Africa were forced to flee as the result of conflict, persecution, other human rights abuses and food insecurity. Few political solutions were in sight.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »
Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »
The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »
Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa
A. Situational context
148,600+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in August 2018.
8,000+ Children early childhood development activities across South Sudan in August 2018.
3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community across South Sudan in August 2018.
Working with Partners in 2018
UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est passée de 446.091 personnes (fin du mois de juillet) à 449.748 à la fin du mois d'août 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.8%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités de l'enregistrement niveau 2 des réfugiés centrafricains au Sud, des requérants d'asile dans les camps de l'Est et en milieu urbain ainsi que la régularisation des naissances dans les camps de réfugiés et à N'Djamena.
Au 31 aout 2018, la population des personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad est passée à 652.575 personnes et se compose essentiellement de :
68% Réfugiés et Demandeurs d'asile
25% Déplacés internes et Retournés dans la région du Lac selon le cluster Abris/CCCM (réf. www.sheltercluster.org/response/chad).
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.8 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.2 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 350 million
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
01 August 2018: In Alindao town, Basse-Kotto prefecture, unspecified assailants killed an aid worker from a local NGO. His motorcycle was found heavily burned nearby. No further details available. Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and AWSD
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019
The 2017 Sudan Participatory Assessment, conducted between October and December 2017, involved 6,009 Persons of Concern to UNHCR engaged through some 385 semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, individual interviews and participatory observation sessions. This assessment exercise was conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with partners, actively supported by the Government of Sudan, to engage refugees, asylum-seekers and refugee returnees – women, men, girls and boys of di fferent age, gender, nationality and ability – to identify their needs and examine ways to address them.