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20 Mar 2018 description

Read the full document on Alternatives Humanitaires


Boris Martin • Squaring the circle – p. 3


Michiel Hofman • Humanitarians in the age of counter terrorism: rejected by rebels, co-opted by States – p. 12

Tarik Kadir • The Rohingya refugee crisis: forgotten then, forgotten now – p. 26

Focus : NGOs and the private sector: The State as an arbitrator?

20 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

20 Mar 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight



11 February 2018: In Harar city, East Hararghe zone, Harari region, a clash between security forces and youth in Hamaressa camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) led to the death of four individuals, and some injuries. Source: The Reporter


19 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8207th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council turned its attention this morning to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a rural women’s rights activist and an Episcopalian clergyman warning the international community of dire consequences if it failed to help to turn the tide on a conflict that had raged in the centre of Africa for two decades.

19 Mar 2018 description

United Nations Headquarters
New York City, New York

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning. Thanks to Ambassador Haley for inviting me here and of course to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Ambassador Oosterom for hosting this briefing. Mr. President, America sees the humanitarian crisis in the DRC as an urgent priority for several reasons.

19 Mar 2018 description

As delivered

Mr. President,

This is Mwasi Kallunga and her seven children, including her 18-month-old baby, Shabani. You all have this picture in front of you. You can see little Shabani has the distended belly of many malnourished children. I met them last Tuesday in Katanika camp in Kalemie, in the stunning and rich landscape surrounding Lake Tanganyika in Eastern Congo.

19 Mar 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 53,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In February alone, 1,898 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

19 Mar 2018 description


Ce rapport, publié conjointement par le bureau du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme (HCDH) et la Mission de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), décrit de graves violations des droits de l’homme commises par des éléments des services de sécurité et les forces de défense de la République démocratique du Congo lors de la répression de manifestations pacifiques, entre janvier 2017 et janvier 2018.

19 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA/KINSHASA (19 March 2018) – The right to freedom of peaceful assembly was severely restricted and often violently suppressed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 and the trend continues so far this year, according to a UN report issued on Monday. The report* documents killings and other serious human rights violations due to the use of excessive force by security services and defence forces in relation to mass protests.

19 Mar 2018 description

Violence in Djugu Territory (Ituri Province), escalated and forced a large number of Congolese to flee to neighboring territories and the city of Bunia, while others crossed Lake Albert by boat to Uganda.

Two new UNHCR Field Offices, in Bondo and Monga, were opened to provide better protection and assistance to new arrivals from the Central African Republic in remote areas of Bas-Uele Province.

19 Mar 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Une crise alimentaire menace toute la province de l’Ituri à la suite de l’insécurité à Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation