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22 Nov 2019 description

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

  • IOM continued to support and conduct active screening in the 10 Points of Entry (PoEs) sites: Yei SSRRC and Yei Airstrip within Yei Town, Kaya, Salia Musala, Kor Kaya (along Busia Uganda Border) and Isebi in Morobo County, Pure, Kerwa, Khorijo, Bori in Kajokeji and Birigo in Lainya County. Following the incident in Isebi, IOM suspended activities at the 5 PoEs at Isebi, Okaba, Bazi, Lasu and Tokori as the security situation in these locations remained unpredictable throughout the week

22 Nov 2019 description

This revised One International Appeal (OIA) seeks a total of CHF 43 million, increased from CHF 31.5 million, to enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement) to continue supporting the Democratic Republic of the Congo Red Cross (DRC RC), Burundi Red Cross (BRCS), Rwanda Red Cross (RRCS), South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), and Uganda Red Cross (URCS), to deliver assistance and support the response to and containment of the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

21 Nov 2019 description

Heavy rain prompts river flooding in parts of Africa, while South Africa and Lesotho remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Elevated river levels in the Congo River Basin have caused flooding along the border of Congo and DRC.

  2. Several weeks of heavy rainfall have raised river levels in central and western Uganda, triggering floods.

  3. Above-average rainfall over the past couple of months has raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries, causing floods in Sudan and South Sudan.

21 Nov 2019 description

POPULATIONS OF CONCERN

297,135 Number of refugees in South Sudan. 92% come from Sudan, 5% from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2% from Ethiopia, and 1% from the Central African Republic.

1.46 million Number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, 12% of which are staying inside six UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

219,720 Number of South Sudanese refugees who have returned in a self-organized manner (November 2017-October 2019) 2.2 million remain in neighboring countries

In this issue

20 Nov 2019 description

Summary of Humanitarian Needs

  • TOTAL POPULATION: 11.7M
  • PEOPLE IN NEED: 7.5M

Context and impact of the crisis

20 Nov 2019 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 24 October 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

I am writing further to Security Council resolution 2463 (2019), by which the Council requested an independent strategic review of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) assessing the continued challenges to peace and security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and articulating a phased, progressive and comprehensive exit strategy.

19 Nov 2019 description

This week, Africa experienced a significantly high number of attacks on a whole, and the violence was distributed across the continent including the typical hot spots of Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nigeria, but also the continued troubles in Ethiopia and Burundi. Over 600 people are estimated and reported to have died in political violence across the continent last week.

19 Nov 2019 description

MONTHLY OVERVIEW

Following the incident in Isebi, Morobo county on 27 October, IOM suspended all the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities at five Points of Entry (PoEs) – Isebi, Okaba, Bazi, Lasu and Tokori – and operations; EVD screening, flow monitoring points, IPC/WASH activities, support to health facilities, risk communication and social mobilization. IOM continue to support and conduct active screening in the following 10 PoE sites (Yei SSRRC, Yei Airstrip,
Kaya, Salia Musala, Kor Kaya, Pure, Kerwa, Khorijo, Bori, Birigo.

18 Nov 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

16 Nov 2019 description

In Numbers

4.54 million people facing acute food insecurity from September to December 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)

2.69 million people assisted by WFP in September 2019

1.47 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.24 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

180,478 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

15 Nov 2019 description

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 encourageand assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

15 Nov 2019 description
interactive World Food Programme
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 15 Nov 2019.

Highlights

In Q3-2019, the cost of the food basket increased by over 10 percent in nine countries. The prices of cereals surged in DRC resulting from seasonally low market supplies compounded by weak local currency. In Zambia...

Other main causes for the severe impact on the food baskets costs include: restricted supply due to delayed harvest (Ethiopia); production shortfalls as a result of unfavourable weather conditions (Somalia, Tanzania); price recovery...

15 Nov 2019 description

ORIGIN OF ENTRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN

During this reporting week, a total of 5,223 entrants were surveyed. Of these, 55.6% were South Sudanese nationals; 37.3% were from Uganda; 3.1% from Kenya; 1.3% from Central African Republic; 1.2% from Democratic Republic of the Congo; and a further 1.7% were from other countries. Entrants’ origin information is self-reported.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

● DTM Flow Monitoring operations remain suspended for security reasons at four FMPs (Tokori, Bazi, Okaba and Lasu).

15 Nov 2019 description

BY DENIS LOURO

"I want to be a doctor," beams an optimistic nine-year old Justin.

He is among 70 other South Sudanese children who have recently retuned home from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and have been keeping busy through an informal education system, set up since their return to their village in Ezo.

For now, the students must make do with learning under trees, as the classrooms in Ezo were destroyed when they fled the conflict in 2016.

15 Nov 2019 description

This document offers an analysis of the population movement dynamics and the profile of people moving across the Uganda border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The analysis is based on 1,470 individual surveys carried out between May and August 2019 with populations crossing seven Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) located at the Ugandan border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, namely Bunagana, Busanza, Ishasha, Kazinga, Kisenyi, Munyaga and Rwenshama.