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12 Sep 2017 description

Burundi

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 202,700

Refugees: 421,7000

In April 2015, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would run for a third term led to a coup attempt and an outbreak of violence in Burundi. More than 624,000 Burundians are displaced either within Burundi due to violence or natural disaster or as refugees and asylum seekers in neighboring countries.

Central African Republic

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 600,000

Refugees: 481,600

31 Jul 2017 description

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.

19 Jun 2017 description

May 29th marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. More than 3,500 peacekeepers have died since the first mission in 1948. As of April 30, 2017, over 112,000 troops, observers, police, and civilians representing 124 countries were participating in 16 UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKOs) at a cost of $7.87 billion. However, UN peacekeeping represents only one part of the international community’s investment toward the prevention of relapse into violent conflict.

18 Apr 2017 description

Aid organization workers continue to be killed, injured or kidnapped in the world’s most dangerous humanitarian crises. In 2016, there were 150 attacks on aid workers in 20 countries affecting 238 workers of which 88 were killed. In 2017 there were 35 aid workers killed in 22 attacks through March.

15 Mar 2017 description

Ongoing conflict and insecurity in South Sudan has forced an estimated 3.5 million South Sudanese to be displaced. Close to 1.9 million are internally displaced, and there are over 1.6 million refugees and asylum-seekers in neighboring countries. Displacement has significantly increased in recent months—over half a million refugees have fled the country since July 1, 2016.

21 Dec 2016 description

Burundi has continued to endure large scale displacement since President Nkurunziza’s announcement in April 2015 to run for a third term in office, with 3 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 325,850 Burundians have fled the country since April 2015, the vast majority to Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In October 2016 alone, 10,000 refugees arrived in Tanzania.

07 Dec 2016 description

Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

*These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation

20 Jun 2016 description

By the end of 2015, more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced due to conflict: the highest number ever reported. Conflict had internally displaced 40.8 million persons and 21.3 million refugees had fled across borders because of war and persecution. An additional 3.2 million people in industrialized countries were awaiting decisions on asylum.

08 Jan 2016 description

Burundian refugees began arriving in asylum countries in advance of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement in April that he would seek a third term in office, and refugee arrivals increased following a subsequent coup attempt. Another surge in displacement began in October as the violence continued and a series of high profile assassinations and assassination attempts occurred. IDP numbers are probably very underestimated — IOM has conducted surveys of IDPs in only 2 of 18 provinces since the conflict began.

19 Aug 2015 description

This map, prepared for World Humanitarian Day 2015, shows the generalized subnational areas around the world of limited humanitarian access and security due to conflict in 2014 – 2015, as well as a bar chart showing the trend of increased attacks on humanitarian aid workers since 2000.

18 Mar 2014 description

As the Syria conflict enters its fourth year, the number of refugees fleeing Syria has now surpassed the number of refugees originating from Afghanistan. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Syrians continue to flee their country daily and the UN projects that the number of refugees from Syria could increase to 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

03 Mar 2014 description

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-203, enacted on July 21, 2010, states that “the Secretary of State shall, in accordance with the recommendation of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their December 2008 report—(i) produce a map of mineral-rich zones, trade routes, and areas under the control of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries based on data from multiple sources, including—(I) the United Nations Group of Experts on the …

06 Nov 2013 description

Surveys in neighboring countries reveal border areas where HIV prevalence may also be high in South Sudan. The primary source of HIV surveillance data in South Sudan comes from pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC). However, ANC data tend to overestimate HIV prevalence in the general population and may not even be representative of pregnant women living in the areas immediately surrounding the clinic. Less than half of South Sudanese women receive antenatal care at a health facility.

25 Jun 2013 description

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-203, enacted on July 21, 2010, states that “the Secretary of State shall, in accordance with the recommendation of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their December 2008 report—(i) produce a map of mineral-rich zones, trade routes, and areas under the control of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries based on data from multiple sources, including—(I) the United Nations Group of Experts on the …

23 May 2012 description

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-203, enacted on July 21, 2010, states that “the Secretary of State shall, in accordance with the recommendation of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their December 2008 report—(i) produce a map of mineral-rich zones, trade routes, and areas under the control of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries based on data from multiple sources, including—(I) the United Nations Group of Experts on the …

29 Nov 2011 description

Adult HIV prevalence in southern DRC is estimated to be only 1.2%. However, this masks more local variations, especially among most-at-risk populations. For example, 23.3.% of sex workers were HIV positive in one survey in Lubumbashi. More recently in Lubumbashi, HIV prevalence among pregnant women was 6.3%. HIV prevalence is also likely to be higher than 1.2% in the southeastern tip of DRC due to population movement between DRC and high HIV prevalence areas of Zambia.