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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

14 Oct 2017 description


  • Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs

  • Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons


13 Oct 2017 description


  • Persistent insecurity across much of CAR threatens humanitarian access and leaves tens of thousands of people in need of emergency assistance

  • Clashes among various armed groups displace more than 191,000 people from February to August

  • USAID/FFP contributes $7.8 million to respond to growing and urgent food insecurity in the region


12 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 10 October 2017. The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns the attacks carried out on 9 October 2017 by elements of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) against the base of the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization in the Congo (MONUSCO) in Mamundioma, in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which caused the death of two peacekeepers and injured several others from the Tanzanian contingent.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

10 Oct 2017 description

The Minister of MIDIMAR, Hon. De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc together with the UNHCR Representative to Rwanda, Mr. Ahmed Baba Fall and other implementing partners visited Kiziba Congolese refugees’ camp on 29th September, 2017 to assess the living conditions of refugees in Kizaba camp.

Visiting Kiziba Refugee camp, oldest camp in Rwanda and a home to 17,166 Congolese, Hon. De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc stopped at different facilities available in the camp. She visited the water supplying facilities, health posts and classrooms used by students of different levels among others.

10 Oct 2017 description

From 25th- 29th September, 2017, 15 Rwandan refugees exiled in different countries since 1994 participated in the “Come and See, Go and Tell” programme organized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with UNHCR.

09 Oct 2017 description

Changements clés

La population totale de réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 403.950 en Août 2017 à 407.996 personnes en Septembre 2017. Ceci représente une augmentation globale de 3486 personnes . Une augmentation marquée par l'opération d'enregistrement individuel dans le Mayo Kebbi Est mi-Septembre (une opération qui a vu la baisse considérable des demandeurs d'asile et la hausse du nombre des réfugiés), l'enregistrement des nouveaux arrivants du Sud et les activités d’enregistrement continu.

07 Oct 2017 description

A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.

06 Oct 2017 description

Luanda - The Angolan ambassador, Apolinário Jorge Correia, Permanent Representative of Angola to UN in Geneva, Swiss, on Wednesday appealed to International community to bolster aid for DR Congolese refugees staying in Angola.

According to a press note from the Angolan Permanent Mission that reached Angop on Thursday, the Angolan diplomat said so during the 68th session of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.

03 Oct 2017 description

Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.

01 Oct 2017 description

Key Messages

The Kasai and Tanganyika Regions are currently experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) due to recurrent inter-community conflicts. The area between these two zones is experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) conditions. The lean season started earlier than usual and areas in IPC Phase 3 will need humanitarian assistance to preserve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

29 Sep 2017 description

Les conflits continuent à limiter l’accès aux moyens d’existence des ménages des zones affectées

Court Terme : juin – septembre 2017 Moyen Terme: octobre 2017 - janvier 2018

Messages clés

28 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- Rainfall was above average during September over much of Sudan, northeastern South Sudan, and the western and central highlands of Ethiopia, which has generally been the case since the start of the season in June. In Sudan, localized areas are expected to face below average production due to mid-season dryness and severe flooding, while Fall Armyworm remains a concern in some areas of Ethiopia.

26 Sep 2017 description

On September 15, 2017 - The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR) in partnership with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched the use of cooking gas in Nyarushishi transit centre, in Rusizi District, to improve health and reduce environmental damage caused by the excessive use of firewood.

The new gas program was launched by Hon. Mme De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc and the UNHCR Head of Field Office, Mr. Ben Boubacar Diallo, .