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20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.35 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

537,087 refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

52,903 cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)

1.9 million Children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
51% of required funds available

Highlights

19 Jan 2018 description

La République centrafricaine demeure un pays fragile. Meurtrie par plusieurs années de conflit dont l’impact perdure, elle doit faire face à des défis tant structurels que conjoncturels. Ces derniers mois, la violence a connu une fréquence et un niveau qui ont fait de l’année 2017 celle de toutes les inquiétudes. De multiples foyers de tension ont vu le jour à travers le pays et ont gagné des régions qui autrefois jouissaient d’une certaine stabilité.

17 Jan 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 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 December alone, 104 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.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.

11 Jan 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.

11 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

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.

Operational Context

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

Unity

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

11 Jan 2018 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders et le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo sont intervenus à huis-clos devant la Commission des Relations extérieures de la Chambre pour exposer la politique belge à l’égard de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

04 Jan 2018 description

250.0 M required for 2017
37.9 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
212.5 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.1 million
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

526,543
refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

49,619
cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)ebo

7.7 million
people at risk of critical food security (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
33% of required funds available

Highlights

22 Dec 2017 description

Press release 226/2017
19 December 2017

Finland will assist areas suffering from conflicts and drought in Yemen, Northeast Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

“The focus in our aid decisions towards the end of the year is on crises where the need is currently particularly great and aid is needed urgently”, says Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development.

20 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This evaluation provides an independent assessment of the European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations’ (DG ECHO’s) interventions in the humanitarian health sector during the period 2014 to 2016. The evaluation, launched by DG ECHO in November 2016, was carried out by ICF Consulting Services Ltd, with specialist inputs from humanitarian aid and health experts.