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Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA) en sa 758ème réunion, tenue le 14 mars 2018, a suivi une communication faite sur la situation en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 758th meeting, held on 14 March 2018, followed a briefing on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC):
Food security outcomes expected to deteriorate earlier than usual in drought affected areas
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch
Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.
In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.
Dundo - Over 10,000 refugees - 4,304 men, 3,102 women and 3,287 children - from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have returned voluntarily to the country since June 2017, according to Migration and Foreigners Service (SME).
The provincial director of SME, Marcelino José Caetano, told Angop that the daily and voluntary departures of refugees occurs under supervision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the Chissanda border check point, in the Chitato municipality, eastern Lunda Norte province.
• Conflict continues to displace populations within DRC and to neighboring countries
• UN requests nearly $1.7 billion to meet humanitarian needs in DRC during 2018
• Cholera and polio type 2 remain critical health concerns
National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 7, New York.
Thank you, Mr President,
Let me begin by welcoming Leila Zerrougui to our meeting in her new role as Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the DRC. We look forward to working with you and you can count on our strong support.
I also appreciate the presence of deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mr. She Okitundo. Thank you for being here.
***By Dennis Hadrick* on March 6, 2018**
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 27 February 2018 – On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, stakeholders and experts met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 26-27 February, to review progress in the implementation of the agreement, and make recommendations on the way forward.
Despite favorable harvests, limited incomes continue to hinder food access
Pour mieux suivre la situation nutritionnelle du pays, il a été mis sur pied depuis 2010 un système de surveillance nutritionnelle et d’alerte précoce (SNSAP)
Kiryandongo refugee settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. Although now closed to new arrivals, partners continue to facilitate family reunifications and resettlement for protection cases.
Gaps & Challenges
Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items and face serious protection issues when utilizing the land near the host community.
• In West Africa, regional staple food production for the 2017/18 marketing year is estimated to be above average, increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Locally-produced grain prices were stable at seasonally low levels, but remained above average across much of the region. Below average pastoral conditions and reduced exports to Nigeria continue to influence livestock markets in many areas. Market anomalies remain largely concentrated in the eastern marketing basin (Page 3).