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12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

12 Nov 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 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

12 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

Pneumonia is on course to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals.

The in-depth modelling, released on World Pneumonia Day, also shows that more than four million of these deaths – more than a third – could be easily averted with concerted action to improve rates of vaccination, treatment and nutrition.

Without action, the aid organisation’s forecasts show Nigeria, India, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are likely to bear the highest burden of deaths.

12 Nov 2018 description

Editorial

COOPI’s worldwide operations increased once again in 2017. It means also that the number of humanitarian crises we have tried to respond to as effectively as ever has increased. We have decided not to limit ourselves to intervening when there is an emergency, only to then move on elsewhere; instead, we remain alongside the communities hit by those emergencies in the medium-to-long-term, so as to help them overcome their critical issues and launch a reconstruction process.

12 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

4.4 million people facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity in October—December 2018 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)

2.96 million people assisted by WFP in September 2018

12 Nov 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • De nouveaux déplacement enregistrés dans le Territoire de Djugu suite aux nouvelles violences dans la zone.

  • Un nouveau cas d’Ebola confirmé dans le Territoire de Mambasa, dans la province de l’Ituri

Aperçu de la situation

12 Nov 2018 description

49 acteurs sont présentement opérationnels dans 17 territoires sur les 29 que compte la région du Kasaï. Les projets mis en oeuvre par les humanitaires couvrent les 7 secteurs.

60% des projets sont mis en oeuvre par les partenaires intervenant dans les secteurs de la santé et de la protection.

40% des projets sont réalisés par des ONG nationales.

12 Nov 2018 description

• The volume of monitored commodities increased significantly by 44 percent in the month of May owing to increased availability from on-going harvests.

• Maize grain traded increased by 31 percent, with flows from Mozambique to Malawi being highest (Table 1).

• Volumes of maize meal traded increased by 94 percent. Flows from Zambia to DRC have been dominant (Table 2).

• Rice volumes increased marginally by 6 percent, with flows from Tanzania to Zambia being largest (Table 3).

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.

12 Nov 2018 description

68,436 Refugees in Angola

36,182 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

15,236 Refugees residing in Lovua settlement

5,427 Total Households in Lunda Norte

680 Single Parents in Lunda Norte

30,000 Asylum-seekers in Angola

22,860 Active population in Lunda Norte

7,624 Refugees residing in Dundo town

1,510 Households headed by women in Lunda Norte

198 Unaccompanied and separated children in Lunda Norte

12 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

In the morning of Monday the 15 October 2018, the region of Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was faced with a fast-developing humanitarian situation following the expulsion of more than 257,872 Congolese from Angola between 1st and 15th October 2018.

11 Nov 2018 description
report Christian Aid

On the centenary of Armistice Day, Christian Aid has warned that appalling levels of violence across the globe continue to cost lives and that world leaders, including the UK’s, are too often fuelling rather than preventing conflict.

Christine Allen, Christian Aid’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs, said:

10 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• A new Ebola case has been confirmed in Vuhovi Health Zone, North Kivu Province

• UNICEF and WHO have developed a joint strategy for Infection Prevention and Control with a focus on increasing coverage of health facilities (public and private) with health workers training and WASH facility installation

• A radio communication survey conducted by UNICEF in Butembo town revealed that 87% of participants responded that listening to local radio stations has positively changed their behaviour towards Ebola

10 Nov 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

"We commend the Government of Rwanda for passing its first-ever law relating to the “prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others"

09 Nov 2018 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 449.748 personnes (fin du mois d’août) à 450.778 à la fin du mois de septembre 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.23%. 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.