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31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Uganda
112,741 of South Sudanese children affected (OPM December 16, 2015)

173,447 of affected South Sudanese people (OPM December 16, 2015)

149,164 of affected South Sudanese women & children (OPM December 16, 2015)

511,867 of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda (OPM December 16, 2015)

UNICEF Appeal 2015

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

The civil unrest in Burundi has led to an outflow of over 210,000 refugees (as of 31 October 2015) to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, and as far away as Uganda and Zambia. It started in Bujumbura in April 2015, with a peak in June, ahead of the contested Presidential election that took place on 21 July 2015. Since then, a tense political crisis and a climate of fear and intimidation have spread throughout the country.

31 Dec 2015 description
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APERÇU DE LA CRISE :

Une crise humanitaire aux proportions massives a plongé 7,5 millions de personnes dans le besoin d’assistance humanitaire et de protection, soit près de 9% de la population de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) projetée pour 2016.

Une crise complexe et prolongée

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.

30 Dec 2015 description
report UN Radio

Écouter / Télécharger

Le camp de réfugiés de Mole dans la province de l'Équateur accueille les Centrafricains qui fuient l’insécurité dans la capitale Bangui.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 29 décembre 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : apporter leur contribution pour la paix, le mieux-être, mais aussi voir quels seraient les obstacles par rapport à un dialogue entre les différents courants du peuple congolais, toujours dans l’intérêt supérieur de la nation, voilà l’objectif d’une série de rencontres que les Evêques de la CENCO organisent depuis lundi au centre d’accueil de Caritas Congo à Kinshasa.

29 Dec 2015 description

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday 29th december the appointment of Lieutenant General Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi of South Africa as Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

He succeeds Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz of Brazil, who completed his assignment on 2 December 2015. The Secretary-General is grateful to General Cruz for his significant contribution to MONUSCO over the past two and a half years.

29 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

29 Dec 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

29 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

18,774
Newly arrived Burundian refugees in DRC since April 2015.

105,744
Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC

495,724
Congolese refugees in countries neighbouring the DRC.

5,455
DRC refugees returned this year.

9,622
Refugees repatriated from DRC this year

Populations of concern

A total of 247,033 refugees, 1,491,769 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Funding requested for 2015:

US$ 208,439,561
32 % received so far

28 Dec 2015 description

This is what emerged from the press encounter held on Wednesday 23 December 2015 at the Mission’s headquarters in Uvira, South Kivu. For this last meeting with journalists for the year 2015, the focus was on MONUSCO’s major results or achievements in the two territories, Fizi and Uvira.