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23 Jan 2018 description


  • The ETC Coordinator has left D.R.C. on 19 January 2018 and a new coordinator will be confirmed soon.

  • A funding application has been made to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to further upgrade security telecommunications in Kasai, Sud-Kivu and Tanganyika provinces and will be forwarded to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York for final approval.

Situation Overview

23 Jan 2018 description

Headline: Heatwave and Heat Spells over southern parts of the SADC Region

Very high to extremely high temperatures have been experienced by most countries in the southern part of the SADC region, namely; Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, southern Mozambique, Swaziland and some parts of Lesotho.

23 Jan 2018 description

« Souffrir en silence », un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire CARE, rappelle les crises humanitaires qui ont rarement fait la une dans les médias - y compris les déplacements forcés qui affectent des millions de personnes.

GENÈVE - Dix crises humanitaires dans le monde – y compris les déplacements forcés de millions d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants - ont été passées sous silence l’année dernière, selon un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire internationale CARE.

23 Jan 2018 description


  • Onset of seasonal rains is delayed in parts of South Africa and Lesotho

  • Rainfall season has started on time in northern parts of the region, and most other areas are expected to experience onset of rains in November

  • Integrated pest management strategies have been recommended for countering fall armyworm outbreaks

Regional Summary

23 Jan 2018 description
report EastAfrican


African countries are divided on the fate of Rwandan refugees within their borders following the expiry of the deadline of the cessation clause that effectively ends their refugee status.

The cessation clause is part of the 1951 Refugee Convention, which allows countries to declare that the reasons that led to people fleeing the country no longer exist, and that all those who fled should be able to return or risk losing their refugee status.

23 Jan 2018 description

La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean exprime sa très vive préoccupation face à la situation qui prévaut en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Elle condamne avec fermeté les violences policières qui ont causé, le 21 janvier, lors des marches pacifiques du Comité laïc de coordination, plusieurs morts et blessés et qui ont donné lieu à de nombreuses arrestations.

23 Jan 2018 description

Du lundi 08 au Samedi 13 Janvier 2018, le Chef de la Composante Police de la MONUSCO, le Général Awalé ABDOUNASIR a effectué une tournée dans l’Est de La République Démocratique du Congo, plus précisément à Beni et a Bukavu pour participer aux cérémonies de remises de médailles dans ces deux villes du Nord et du Sud KIVU.

Le Chef de la Composante Police MONUSCO est très fréquent dans cette région en proie à des difficultés d’ordre sécuritaire, pour galvaniser ses hommes en vue de garder une posture de vigilance, au profit des populations.

23 Jan 2018 description

Le Secrétaire général est préoccupé par les informations faisant état de la mort d'au moins six personnes lors de manifestations appelant à la mise en œuvre complète de l'accord politique du 31 décembre 2016 en République démocratique du Congo. Au moins 63 personnes auraient en outre été blessées. Il appelle les autorités congolaises à mener des enquêtes crédibles sur ces incidents et à traduire les responsables en justice.

23 Jan 2018 description

The Secretary-General is disturbed by reports of the killing on Sunday of at least six people during protests calling for the full implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reports also suggest that 63 people were injured. He calls on the Congolese authorities to conduct credible investigations into these incidents and to hold those responsible accountable.

23 Jan 2018 description

176.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
173.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

22 Jan 2018 description

2017 saw the highest number of peacekeeper fatalities through violent acts in over two decades, with 56 peacekeepers killed. In an effort to reverse this trend and improve the safety and security of UN peacekeepers, the Secretary-General in November 2017 appointed Lieutenant General (Retired) Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz (Brazil) to carry out an in-depth review of peacekeeping fatalities and injuries due to hostile acts.

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

22 de enero, 2018 — Diez crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo, entre ellas situaciones de desplazamiento forzoso que afectan a millones de hombres, mujeres y niños, no fueron denunciadas lo suficiente el año pasado, reveló un informe de la organización internacional de ayuda CARE, reportado por ACNUR este lunes.

22 Jan 2018 description

El informe de CARE "Sufriendo en silencio" destaca las crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo que rara vez fueron noticia / Las situaciones en Corea del Norte, Eritrea y Burundi fueron las menos cubiertas por los medios.

22 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018, and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9) communes of Kinshasa, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili.

22 Jan 2018 description



Humanitarian organisations are scaling up assistance to 65,000 people recently displaced by violence in the north-western Ouham Pende prefecture. WFP has expanded assistance to include host families in Paoua, the region’s main town where the displaced have fled to, and increased food rations. IOM and Danish Refugee Council are constructing shelters. Clashes between rival armed groups are ongoing and further displacements are feared.

22 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

There is a place on earth where every day, on average, over 5,000 people have to flee their homes. There is a country in which nearly half of all young children are malnourished. Do you know these places? If the answer is “no”, you are not alone.

Yet telling the world about people who are facing their darkest hours is more important than ever.

22 Jan 2018 description

2,435,120* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Dec (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)

668,192* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 December

283,409 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Dec


63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.61 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)