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24 Feb 2018 description

13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018

23 Feb 2018 description

Current 4% case fatality rate demands an extraordinary response

KAMPALA, Uganda — UNHCR and health actors are deeply alarmed that the deteriorating situation in the Kyangwali area, as Uganda’s Ministry of Health confirmed an active outbreak of cholera. The Ministry immediately deployed a Rapid Response Team of 10 cholera control specialists and medical supplies to complement ongoing responses efforts.

23 Feb 2018 description

Authors/editor(s): Claudia Abreu Lopes and Savita Bailur

This report outlines the value of big data (organic, unstructured data) for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to women. Research methods included a landscape review, interviews with UN Women and UN Global Pulse experts, and others in international development.

23 Feb 2018 description

BERNARDIN NYANGI

Rutshuru, le 21 février 2018 – Un calme précaire règne en territoire de Rutchuru, dansle Nord-Kivu, au lendemain des violences qui avaient éclaté mardi 20 février entre les communautés ethniques locales de Bwito. La situation a dégénéré après l’assassinat ce jour là d’un habitant local par des présumés Nyatura dans les environs de Mutanda.

En représailles, des jeunes des communautés Hunde et Nande, en colère, ont blessé grièvement un membre de la communauté hutue et incendié plusieurs maisons.

23 Feb 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhoea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

22 Feb 2018 description

More than a year ago, South Kivu, a province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that is twice the size of Belgium, was home to 422,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had left their original homes because of increased violence and related insecurity. But as of 31 December 2017, the number of IDPs in South Kivu had swollen to 647,000.

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22 Feb 2018 description

22 février 2018

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, appelle au calme et à la retenue après avoir reçu des informations inquiétantes faisant état d’une violente manifestation dans le camp de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda.

Les camps de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda sont situés dans le district de Karongi, à l’ouest du Rwanda. Plus de 17 000 réfugiés originaires de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) y sont accueillis, dont 77 % sont des femmes et des enfants.

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.

22 Feb 2018 description

180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Feb 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name Handicap International in the DRC) has completed its demining operations in the Tshopo, Ituri, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo. From January 2016 to December 2017, HI and its local partner, Africa for Anti-Mine Action (AFRILAM) cleared 34,520 meters of land of mines, freeing 5,600 people of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war, the legacy of conflicts between armed groups in the region which started in the 1990s.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Caritas

Violence is plunging the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo into a major humanitarian emergency, warns Caritas.

This year will see 2.2 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the country, and 13.1 million people in need of aid in order to survive. With over 4 million civilians forced from home by conflict, Congo is now the African country with the highest number of displaced people.

“The people have been wounded, crushed,” says Mgr Marcel Utembi, President of the Congolese Bishops’ Conference. “Now they need to be accompanied.”

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 12,200 smallholder farmers registered and verified for conservation agriculture, savings, input credit and weather index insurance.

  • WFP conducted an aggregator selection exercise in five districts. This exercise was aimed at assessing aggregators’ potential to offer and extend their marketing services to small holder farmers and help to improve their livelihoods, incomes and establish a predictable and stable market.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Recent contributions from Denmark (DKK 10 million) and Sweden (SEK 10 million) help WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to refugees.

  • Despite the contributions, chronic funding shortfalls have forced WFP to continue with reduced rations for refugees. Rations are being distributed at 72 percent of the 2,100 recommended kilocalories to prevent a complete pipeline break within the coming months.

22 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for calm and restraint after worrying reports of a refugee protest turning violent in Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camp.

Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camps is located in the Karongi District, in Western Rwanda and hosts over 17,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, around 77 per cent of which are women and children.

Protesting refugees were reportedly angry about reduction in food assistance.

22 Feb 2018 description

Bilateral donors and the World Bank in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in the first visit of its kind in the Uganda operation

Kyaka, Uganda – UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, officials from Uganda’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Secretariat, and the WFP Country Director in Uganda, Elkhidir Daloum, today concluded a two-day visit to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, some 200 km from the capital Kampala, accompanying a delegation of development actors.

22 Feb 2018 description

Le HCR redoute une catastrophe humanitaire dans la province de Tanganyika, en République démocratique du Congo, où des affrontements ethniques ont entraîné une vague de déplacements et des violations des droits humains.

KALEMIE, République démocratique du Congo - Jean Kiza Kambi est trempé jusqu’aux os. Il a marché pendant quatorze heures sous une pluie battante à travers les forêts et les collines. Il a dû traverser une rivière qui l’a presque emporté.

22 Feb 2018 description

Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) assure une surveillance étroite de la situation des droits de l’homme et procède à des analyses des tendances relatives à cette situation dans le pays.

21 Feb 2018 description

LUNDA NORTE, Angola – Towards the end of Yvonne Mboi’s pregnancy, she recalled, “I realized I was too big. I was afraid.” These concerns loomed large after her harrowing flight from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But when she finally gave birth, Ms. Mboi was surprised, and relieved, to discover her size made perfect sense: she delivered two healthy twin girls.

The 20-year-old had been in the early stages of pregnancy last May when she, her husband and their young daughter escaped the chaos in their country’s Kasai region.