Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (most recent)
- CAFOD: DRC faith leaders were not consulted soon enough to help halt spread of Ebola virus. 20 Sep 2019
- ECHO: ECHO announces more than €34 million for Great Lakes region. 18 Sep 2019
- WHO: World Health Organization to boost DR Congo health facility defences against Ebola. 6 Sep 2019
- USAID: USAID provides additional $21 million to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. 4 Sep 2019
- UNFPA: Urgent support needed for violence-affected women and girls in DR Congo. 4 Sep 2019
Most read reports
- CAFOD: In DRC faith leaders were not consulted soon enough to help halt the spread of the Ebola virus. 20 Sep 2019
- ECHO: Humanitarian aid: over €34 million in African Great Lakes region. 18 Sep 2019
- Insecurity Insight: Attacks on Ebola Response 1-16 September 2019. 20 Sep 2019
- WHO: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 19 September 2019. 19 Sep 2019
- OHCHR: Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtadon - DRC (Ituri and South Kivu). 20 Sep 2019
The Government of Senegal co-chaired a workshop with UNHCR on the multiyear, multi-partner (MYMP) protection solutions strategy to integrate long-staying refugees into the national system
At the end of July, 837 urban-based refugee were verified, including 132 asylum seekers and 40 persons not of concern to UNHCR. The exercise targeted refugees in Dakar and Thiès from 21 to 28 July 2018
Five (5) Mauritanian refugees in mixed marriages with the Senegalese nationals received their nationality certificates in conformity with UNHCR’s durable solutions
UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.
The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.
All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Dengue fever in Senegal
Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
Plague in Madagascar
Marburg virus disease in Uganda
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic
As of 30 June 2017, there were 17,878 persons under UNHCR mandate in Senegal. The Senegal operation is working to find durable solutions for them.*
The voluntary repatriation of 10 Central Africans, 6 Ivorians and 4 Gambians in April enabled those refugees and asylum seekers to regain their dignity.
Advocacy for the acceptance of Mauritanian refugees by their government continues. 3,135 Mauritanian refugees are still willing to return home.
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
12 PER CENT DECREASE IN IDPs AND INCREASE IN REFUGEES
IDP figures drop for the fourth consecutive week, with 567,635 IDPs currently in CAR-- a 12 per cent decline since last month. Refugee figures have increased by 12 per cent in the past month, with 114,271 refugees displaced to CAR, DRC, RoC, and Cameroon since December.
UNSC IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON CAR REBEL LEADERS
Dakar, la capitale économique et culturelle du Sénégal, est à la fois un pôle d’attraction pour de nombreux ruraux sur la paille et pour des étrangers en péril socioprofessionnel, voire craignant pour leur vie, espérant trouver ici une terre d’asile.
Ils sont Ivoiriens, Congolais (Congo-Kinshasa), Guinéens, Libériens... Originaires d’une trentaine de pays, ces hommes et ces femmes marqués par les épreuves vécues là-bas et en cours de route deviennent à Dakar des clandestins et des Sdf à la merci d’une rafle ou d’un contrôle d’identité.
AT A GLANCE
- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people.