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07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

07 Feb 2018 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE : 28 000 ENFANTS PRIVÉS D’ÉDUCATION À CAUSE DE LA VIOLENCE

07 Feb 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: VIOLENCE FORCES 28,000 CHILDREN FROM SCHOOLS

Fighting in the north-western Paoua area has forced 79 schools to close and deprived 28,000 children of education. One aid group is planning to build four temporary learning areas in neighbourhoods in Paoua town, where some 65,000 people have fled to since clashes between armed groups broke out in December 2017. The absence of teachers and lack of building materials are major constraints in providing education to the out-of-school children.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BLOG – Preschool consultation is the central hub of the monitoring and promotion of children’s growth activities from childbirth to the age of 59 months. Before these consultations were set up in the Bunyakiri Health Zone of South Kivu Province, only immunization sessions and weight gain were organized.

Consultations to ensure the good health of children
Florence, married, and mother of 5 children, lost one of her children because of the diarrhea.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BLOG – Les consultations préscolaires sont la plaque tournante des activités de suivi et de promotion de la croissance des enfants, de la naissance jusqu’à l’âge de 59 mois. Avant que ces consultations ne soient mises en place dans la Zone de Santé de Bunyakiri, en Province du Sud-Kivu, seules de séances de vaccination et prise du poids de l’enfant étaient organisées.

Des consultations pour assurer la bonne santé des enfants
Florence, mère de 5 enfants, a perdu un de ses enfants à cause de la diarrhée.

07 Feb 2018 description

Ce jeudi 18 janvier a eu lieu le lancement du projet « _Renforcer la gouvernance et les capacités des fonctionnaires pour accélérer la mise en œuvre du New Deal en RDC_ ». Cet évènement s’est tenu en présence du Ministre du Plan, du Directeur Pays Adjoint de la KOICA et du Directeur Pays ad intérim du PNUD.

07 Feb 2018 description

6 février 2018 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) s'est déclarée mardi vivement préoccupée par l'escalade de la violence dans la province de l'Ituri, au nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), qui a entraîné de nouveaux déplacements de populations au cours des quatre derniers jours.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

6 février 2018 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et 26 de ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé mardi à Genève un appel de fonds de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430.000 réfugiés burundais en 2018.

06 Feb 2018 description

Over 65,000 people in seven countries will benefit; includes two projects responding to conflict in DR Congo

Over 65,000 people in seven countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in January.

The projects are implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, The United Church of Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

06 Feb 2018 description

Text presented by Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Coordinator for the Burundi situation – to whom quoted text may be attributed –to the Palais press this morning, before the regular press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with its 26 other humanitarian partners, is today launching a funding appeal for US$391 million to support some 430,000 Burundian refugees during 2018.

06 Feb 2018 description

DRC

Intercommunal clashes continue to drive displacement and protection concerns across the country. This week, some 10,000 people were reported displaced in Pweto, Haut-Katanga. At least 2,500 people were displaced in Djugu, Ituri.

Conflict has affected civilians in Mweka, Kasai. In addition, clashes between FARDC and armed groups are also driving humanitarian needs and displacement in Nord- and Sud-Kivu, and to neighbouring countries.

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Syria

06 Feb 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), creating new displacement over the last four days.

06 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International.

Most refugees arrive through the Bunagana border point in Kisoro district, South Western Uganda but some even brave the dangerous waters of Lake Albert to escape the even greater dangers in DRC. The majority of refugees are children (54%).

06 Feb 2018 description

By Peter Maurer, ICRC President

Syria enters its seventh year of fighting in 2018. Hunger and disease will affect millions of people in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Around the world people will flee conflict only to become trapped in misery, as seen in Libya. People will suffer from immediate and long-term effects of conflict and violence, as I witnessed in Central African Republic earlier this month.