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17 Aug 2018 description

Introduction

Water is vital for the life of refugees and is used for human consumption, hygiene for clothes washing, showers and for agriculture. Water provision is part of the group of Basic Needs and Essential Services that is implemented by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is included into the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) cluster of the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF). As such, water is always prioritised at the onset of the emergency phase of any humanitarian response as well as during the search for durable solutions.

17 Aug 2018 description

« Depuis l’installation de la pompe, nous n’avons plus des maladies hydriques. Nous avons un comité de gestion, sécurisé la pompe et engagé un percepteur. L’eau est traitée avec le chlore deux fois par mois. Nous assurons la maintenance et payons le percepteur. La corvée de l’eau est finie pour les habitants du quartier », déclare mama Kapinga membre du comité de gestion et de sauvegarde de la pompe.

17 Aug 2018 description
  • 754 new arrivals were registered in July 2018, all in Kakuma.

  • 81,451 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014, 6,085 of them in 2018. In addition, 191 Burundians have also been assisted to return home this year.

  • 209,606 (44%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,615 (40%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 71,899 (16%) in urban areas and 4,210 in Moyale.

Working with Partners

16 Aug 2018 description

Faits saillants

• 127 personnes tuées en raison des violences depuis le début de 2018 à Beni • 66 cas de maladie à Virus Ebola dont 42 morts signalés dans les territoires de Beni et Lubero

Aperçu de la situation

16 Aug 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.

The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.

16 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 14 AOÛT 2018 par YVES WILLEMOT

KINSHASA, 14 août 2018 – L’UNICEF expédie 90 tonnes supplémentaires de fournitures sanitaires, d’eau et d’assainissement pour aider à contenir l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

15 Aug 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera 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 July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

15 Aug 2018 description

185,798 - Number of refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 5 August 2018.

6,515 - Number of new arrivals with heightened protection needs registered in 2018.

3,722 - Cumulative number of refugees assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.

Update on Achievements

Highlights

15 Aug 2018 description

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 30 June 2018, 781,697 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.

From 1 January to 30 June 2018 alone, some 112,401 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda,
Burundi and Zambia.

15 Aug 2018 description

In June, UNHCR biometrically registered 1,372 Burundian refugees, and 313 newly-arrived South Sudanese refugees.

The relocation and biometric registration of some 12,000 refugees residing in highly insecure border areas of Dungu Territory (Haut-Uélé Province) was a pressing priority but remained on hold due to the lack of funding and questions relating to the area of their relocation.

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

by YVES WILLEMOT

KINSHASA, 14 August 2018 – UNICEF is shipping additional 90 tons of health, water and sanitation supplies to help contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

14 Aug 2018 description

1. Situation update

The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO and partners are responding to a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the eastern North Kivu Province. On 6 August 2018, the INRB confirmed that the current outbreak is caused by a distinct Ebolavirus (EBOV) strain, different from the one that caused the outbreak in Equateur Province in May-July 2018. This means that, although both events are caused by Zaire Ebolavirus species, the two outbreaks are not connected.

14 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs continue despite reports of IDP returns to areas of origin in Ituri

  • Acute food insecurity persists in conflict-affected areas of DRC

  • Relief organizations respond to new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Aug 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

DR Congo, August 14, 2018

Global organization rapidly expands large-scale humanitarian response in eastern part of country

Global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its existing humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The tenth outbreak of the disease in the country has already killed 39 people.

14 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose

Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

14 Aug 2018 description

The mighty Congo River both connects Kinshasa with Equateur Province where an Ebola epidemic began in May 2018 and separates the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Congo-Brazzaville, hidden in the haze on the other bank.

“Epidemiological surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a massive challenge,” said Pierre Dimany while looking out to the river. Pierre is the Kinshasa coordinator of the National Programme for Border Hygiene (PNHF), a partner of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Ebola response.

14 Aug 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

Total Refugees 2.5M

Total IDPs in Burundi 187,0262

Total Burundi Returnees 30,088

1.5M Children (59%)

112,216 Children (60%)