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22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

“In the Kasai, one of the poorest regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), children remain the main victims of the crisis which began in August 2016, when fighting broke out after a traditional chief was killed during a clash with security forces. The situation worsened in 2017, triggering a wave of violence affecting nine of the country’s 26 provinces.

13 Feb 2018 description


  • There are more internally displaced persons in DRC than any other country in Africa. Provinces in eastern, southern, and central DRC are subject to complex episodes of violence and conflict between government forces and different militia groups. Continuous cycles of new acute crises displace hundreds of thousands of families, often leaving them with little access to basic shelter and essential household and personal non-food items (NFI).

12 Feb 2018 description


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

09 Feb 2018 description


The 2018 South Sudan Regional RRP articulates the protection and humanitarian needs of an anticipated 3,135,000 South Sudanese refugees by the end of 2018. The RRP outlines the inter-agency response strategy and financial requirements of 74 partners responding across six countries of asylum. As the South Sudanese refugee crisis enters its fifth year in 2018, it remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent.

07 Feb 2018 description


05 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017

2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.

  • UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
    With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.

02 Feb 2018 description

1,757 individuals, 424 households, were successfully relocated to Lóvua. They received tents and moved to allocated plots. 5,907 persons are currently living in Lóvua.

32 unaccompanied and separated children were relocated to Lóvua settlement. They will be progressively integrated into identified and trained foster-care families.

Eight of the 30 km main access road in Lóvua settlement has been opened and compacted.
Stone pitching / stone masonry will start next week which will enable the completion of new villages.


01 Feb 2018 description
report Harvard University

This report provides baseline results from the formative phase of the three-year external evaluation, conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), of the DEPP.


01 Feb 2018 description

As of 31st December, 87,307 refugees from Central African Republic had arrived since midMay 2017 in Nord-Ubangi and Bas-Uele provinces.

A first batch of newly constructed emergency shelters (192) were handed over to South Sudanese refugees in the new site of Kaka (Haut-Uele province).

1,700 Burundian refugees were transferred to the new site of Mulongwe (South Kivu province) since its opening in late November. Refugees received relief items and had access to basic services.

Update on Achievements

Burundian refugees

01 Feb 2018 description


  • Following the Government’s request for support for the 2017/2018 lean season response, WFP and its partners are planning to support approximately 1 million people in IPC phase 3 with relief assistance in 20 districts through cashtransfers along with complementary recovery activities.

01 Feb 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, healthcare facilities and ambulances between July and December 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

46 health workers in eight countries were reportedly killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted

31 Jan 2018 description


  • Kasai crisis: 223,800 beneficiaries were assisted in November, exceeding the planned total of 200,000 beneficiaries for the month.

  • While WFP plans to feed almost half a million people in December, so depleted are the agency’s coffers that only half-rations can be distributed with the cash quickly running out.