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19 Oct 2017 description

The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda.
    Additionally, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.

  • Despite generous contributions from donors, the refugee operation urgently requires USD 11.4 million to avert possible supply chain breaks expected at the end of November. WFP will most likely implement ration reductions starting November if additional resources are not forthcoming.

19 Oct 2017 description

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

19 Oct 2017 description

2.485 réfugiés burundais et demandeurs d’asile assistés à Kamanyola, Sud-Kivu.

10.921 réfugiés rwandais rapatriés en 2017

Plus de 1.000 réfugiés sudsoudanais nouvellement arrivés en RDC, enregistrés en septembre

Activités Principales

Réfugiés du Burundi

19 Oct 2017 description

2,485 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers supported in Kamanyola, South Kivu.

10,921 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017

Over 1,000 newly arrived South Sudanese refugees registered in DRC in September.

Main Activities

Refugees from Burundi

19 Oct 2017 description

The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.

However, the international community must act swiftly, in cooperation, and on a large scale to do so. The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200 million Africans depend on for food security.

19 Oct 2017 description

Contexte et tendance

Les Territoires de Fizi et de Kabambare sont touchés par une crise humanitaire alarmante qui ne cesse de s’accentuer depuis fin juin.
Les alertes préliminaires des acteurs humanitaires font état de quelque 285 000 personnes déplacées depuis le 29 juin dans ces deux territoires.
En comparaison, les alertes reçues pour toute l’année 2016 signalaient le déplacement de seulement 21 000 personnes.

19 Oct 2017 description

Food insecurity outcomes to worsen for households in cereal deficit parts of the region in the coming months

Key Messages

19 Oct 2017 description

Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
 
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
 

19 Oct 2017 description

Uvira, Province du Sud Kivu - Dans le cadre des efforts pour l'amélioration du climat sécuritaire sur l’ensemble du territoire d'Uvira après l'opération conjointe Monusco-FARDC contre les éléments mai mai Yakutumba et suite aux rumeurs persistantes répandues sur certains médias sociaux sur une possible attaque contre les populations locales et le personnel des Nations Unies, les jeunes des quartiers de Kavimvira et Rugenge ont décidé de mener une série de sensibilisations pour rétablir la confiance entre les différentes couches de la population d’une part et entre la population …

19 Oct 2017 description

17 Octobre 2017 - Manono, Province du Tanganyika- Le village de Mbayo est situé dans le secteur Nyemba-Mukebo à 120 km à l’Est de Manono soit environ une demi-heure de vol en hélicoptère depuis Manono-centre. Mbayo constitue une zone de retour d’environ 460 ménages Luba et plus de 200 autres des communautés Twa.

19 Oct 2017 description

7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The ongoing socio-political crisis, displacements, disruption of livelihood activities, deterioration of the economy, high food prices, and climatic shocks remain the key drivers of food insecurity in Burundi.

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2017 description

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is impacted by sporadic security-related incidents as reported in various territories and provinces around the country. From June to September 2017, there were more than 250 security incidents in 170 locations, featuring conflicts and over land control and exactions against civilians, which resulted in more than 900 casualties. In this insecure environment, humanitarian actors need to ensure acceptance of communities and risk-adapted programming to continue delivering assistance to people in need.

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 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 September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 October 2017 - The African Union has announced plans to increase the number of member States with national disaster loss data bases and to put a training programme in place in preparation for the roll-out next year of the Sendai Monitor, the UNISDR-backed mechanism for measuring progress in reducing disaster losses.