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13 Feb 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Effects of inter-communal violence between Lendu and Hema ethnic groups that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and attacks by Mai-Mai militia in North Kivu started in December 2017, resulted into mass displacement and population movement of people from the DRC to Uganda.

12 Feb 2018 description

Following ongoing clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 8,000 people have left South Kivu and are taking refuge in south-western Burundi. Humanity & Inclusion (which works under the operating name “Handicap International” in Burundi) is on the ground, assisting the most vulnerable, including thousands of unaccompanied children.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

807,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in the region by end 2018

300,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in Uganda by end 2018

78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children

UNHCR Presence 514 national and international staff 15 offices in the country

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

4.49 million People displaced within DRC

630,500 Congolese refugees hosted in the region

78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children

8 Countries covered in this Appeal

12 Feb 2018 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

UNE ATTAQUE ARMÉE VISANT UN CAMP DE DÉPLACÉS DÉJOUÉE
Le 4 février, des hommes armés ont tenté d'attaquer un site accueillant des personnes déplacées dans la ville d'Alindao, dans la préfecture de Basse-Kotto, au Sud-Est du pays.
Les forces de maintien de la paix de l'ONU ont repoussé l’attaque. Les assaillants sont soupçonnés d’avoir voulu prendre leur revanche suite aux combats intercommunautaires qui ont eu lieu dans la région récemment.

RD CONGO

12 Feb 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ARMED ATTACK ON IDP CAMP THWARTED
Armed assailants on 4 February attempted to attack a site hosting the displaced in Alindao town in the south-eastern Basse Kotto prefecture. UN peacekeepers repelled the attackers who are believed to have been on a revenge mission following inter-communal fighting in the area recently.

DR CONGO

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

12 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

- Red Hand Day falls as more than 600 children are released from armed groups in South Sudan

- Children are lured into armed groups with false promises of food, education, protection

- Everyone can help reduce the use and impact of conflict on children

February 12 – Children as young as 6 are being pulled into adult wars in ways that are unimaginable given all the promises that have been made to help them, says World Vision this Red Hand Day.

12 Feb 2018 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

ADOLESCENCE AND VAWG

Preventing VAWG victimisation in adolescent girls (November 2017)

12 Feb 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Twenty years since the launch of landmark UN principles on internally displaced people, designed to protect those forced from their homes yet remaining in their own country, Christian Aid is calling on governments to take action to ensure their rights are recognised.

12 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alors que la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait face à un nombre croissant de conflits, les enfants sont de plus en plus souvent victimes de violences et de violations de leurs droits. L’UNICEF est particulièrement préoccupé par le nombre important d’enfants qui sont utilisés comme combattants, porteurs, espions, cuisiniers ou esclaves sexuels au sein de groupes armés et des milices au centre et à l’est du pays.

12 Feb 2018 description

KINSHASA, 11 February 2018 – Following the announcement of her appointment in late December 2017, Ms. Leila Zerrougui has arrived in Kinshasa and has officially taken up her duties as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).

In the coming days, Ms. Zerrougui will be meeting and participating in working sessions with the Congolese authorities and United Nations personnel and partners in the DRC.

11 Feb 2018 description

KINSHASA, 11 février 2018 – Suite à l’annonce de sa nomination fin décembre 2017, Mme Leila Zerrougui est arrivée à Kinshasa et elle a officiellement pris ses fonctions en tant que Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et cheffe de la Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en RDC (MONUSCO).

Dans les prochains jours, Mme Zerrougui aura des entretiens et participera à des réunions de travail avec les autorités congolaises et les personnels et partenaires des Nations Unies en RDC.

11 Feb 2018 description

Global efforts to end the use of child soldiers are still being gravely under-resourced by the international community.

On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February 2018), Child Soldiers International is calling for UN member states and governments to put the issue of child recruitment back on the international agenda and provide the necessary resources to prevent the use of child soldiers and adequately assist those who return home.

11 Feb 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Thousands of Congolese nationals fleeing fighting have arrived in Hoima District in western Uganda.

  • Conflict has erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), security officials said.

VIOLENCE

They refugees were reportedly fleeing tribal fighting between the Bagegere and the Lendu, while others were running away from areas where UPDF soldiers were fighting ADF rebels.

11 Feb 2018 description

Les faibles niveaux de financement ne permettent pas aux pays voisins du Burundi d’offrir une aide d’un niveau acceptable.

Par Dana Hughes

GENÈVE — Le HCR a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430 000 réfugiés burundais cette année, soulignant le besoin urgent de fonds supplémentaires pour éviter que cette crise ne tombe dans l’oubli.

09 Feb 2018 description

This will facilitate refugees’ ability to access Government services, employability and to move more freely in the country and abroad.