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INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS
This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.
Depuis plus de quarante ans, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie : principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d’épidémies, de pandémies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d’exclusion des soins.
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Refugees living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa suffer unique hardships that may increase their vulnerability to interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART).
«La MONUSCO continue à recevoir des informations préoccupantes en provenance du territoire de Djugu dans la province de l’Ituri où des actes de violences contre des populations civiles se poursuivent avec souvent des victimes qui sont des femmes et des enfants, comme ce fut le cas lors de l’attaque survenue jeudi dernier dans le village de Maze. Des déplacements forcés de populations dont de nombreux enfants isolés, des actes de violence sexuelle dirigée contre des femmes et l’incendie d’habitations sont également rapportés.»
• As of 23 February, 2018 Uganda is home to 251,730 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who have fled inter- ethnic violence from the Ituri region. Over 45,000 have arrived in Uganda since 1 January 2018.
JOSEPH TABUNG BANAH
Goma, 26 february 2018 – According to the testimonies of some people living with HIV (PLH), they continue to experience the effects of discrimination in various forms in the public and private sectors, as well as in their families and communities. Some reports on this subject indicate that the impacts of this discrimination on the quality of lives of PLH is also very high. In our communities, PLH are confronted with acts that show an alarming stigma for them, both in their families and in HIV care and prevention settings.
JOSEPH TABUNG BANAH
Goma, le 6 février, 2018 – Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de son programme d’action 2018, la Section VIH/SIDA de la MONUSCO, en collaboration avec ‘’Level III Hospital’’ de la MONUSCO à Goma (Nord-Kivu), a organisé récemment un atelier de formation pour les casques bleus dans le cadre de lutte contre le HIV et le SIDA en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.
In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.
UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.
1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 31 December 2017
US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.
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Total people in need: 2.3 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million
Total people to be reached: 1.6 million
Total children to be reached: 983,000 million
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UNICEF’s Child Protection response remains underfunded with only 14 per cent of humanitarian funding needs met; this has affected the delivery of critical child protection services, especially psychosocial support.
UNICEF reached nearly 15,000 children in Kween and Kapchorwa districts with health communication activities to support the containment of the Marburg Outbreak. No new cases have emerged.
813 IDPs were assisted to return or relocate to their places of choice from Protection of Civilians site in Bor and Melut
13,200 refugees received ID cards in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
26,623 children screened to determine their nutrition status
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in November 2017.
New arrivals registered in South Sudan in November 2017.
Refugees’ children received Vitamin A in Upper Nile in November 2017
Working with Partners
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.