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22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 31st August, there were 40,047 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers who arrived since April 2015. Refugee status determination by the National Commission for Refugees (CNR) resumed on August 17th, after having been suspended for almost two months. Since then, 335 refugees were registered, while 2,442 were still asylum seekers and waited for registration.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

22 Sep 2017 description

Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the ticket to a better future for her and her family – the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a doctor.

22 Sep 2017 description

Understanding context and conflict drivers related to forced displacement and conditions for voluntary return

22 Sep 2017 description

Stable acute food insecurity outcomes continue in most parts of the region

Key Messages

22 Sep 2017 description
  • 80,093 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in August 2017

  • 15,456 Refugees reached with awareness on SGBV prevention, hygiene promotion and life-saving messages in August 2017.

  • 1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in August.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme

Protection

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Radio

Aujourd'hui nous sommes très préoccupés par des crises dans certains pays comme la République centrafricaine (RCA) où nous avons une situation assez difficile, et aussi le Congo-Kinshasa, a déclaré mercredi soir le président en exercice de l'Union africaine (UA), le Président de la Guinée, Alpha Condé, dans une interview à ONU Info en marge du débat de l'Assemblée générale.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12999-PKO/671

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de septembre, M. Tekeda Alemu (Éthiopie):

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2017 – The Security Council has strongly condemned the attack this past Sunday in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), that killed a United Nations peacekeeper from Tanzania and injured another.

In a press statement issued today, the 15-member body called on the Congolese Government to swiftly investigate all attacks against the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), and bring the perpetrators to justice.

21 Sep 2017 description

Changements clés

La population totale de réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 403.764 en Juillet 2017 à 405.844 personnes en Aout 2017. Ceci représente une augmentation globale de 2.080 personnes composées principalement de nouveaux nés (1.162) et nouveaux arrivants (533).

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Kinshasa : Ils ont tous répondu présents à l’appel de la Police des Nations Unies à Kinshasa, ce mardi 19 septembre 2017, à l’hôtel Beatrice, pour réfléchir sur le phénomène des enfants stigmatisés sorciers.

21 Sep 2017 description

Uvira (Sud Kivu) 20/09/2017, Organisée par le bureau secteur de la police des Nations Nations Uvira, la séance de sensibilisation a pour objectif d’outiller les officiers de police des Nations Unies sur les questions liees aux exploitations et abus sexuels, SEA en anglais (Sexual Exploitation and Abuse). Une journee de travail faite d’exposés et d’echanges autour du theme « ne faites pas de fausses allegations » a permis à la douzaine d’officiers de police de comprendre et de mieux cerner les regles de conduite qui gouvernent le travail et le personnel des Nations Unies.

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

La mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation de la République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) a été mise en place en 2010 par le Conseil de sécurité afin de marquer une nouvelle phase dans l’histoire du pays. Dotée d’une forte composante militaire, la mission protège les civils, le personnel humanitaire et les défenseurs des droits de l’homme qui se trouvent sous la menace de violences physiques directes, tout en appuyant la stabilisation et la paix.

21 Sep 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.