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- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2014
- DR Congo: Cholera and Measles Outbreaks - Jan 2013
- DR Congo: Floods - Oct 2012
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2012
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- More violence, displacement and hunger for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018
- DRC Humanitarian Situation Report, November, 2017
- DRC: As Kasai humanitarian crisis reaches new heights, Red Cross expands response to cholera outbreak
- Deteriorating humanitarian crisis in DR Congo demands largest ever appeal
- Humanitarian situation in DR Congo reaches breaking point as funding gap remains enormous
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
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 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.
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.
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.
ATTAQUES ARMEES À DIFFA, AUCUN MOUVEMENT DE POPULATION
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
AID TO NEWLY-DISPLACED STEPPED UP
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.
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
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.
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
KEY FIGURES *
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)
Geneva, January 22, 2018 - Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting 2017's ten most under-reported humanitarian crises. The report, "Suffering in Silence", found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea received the least media attention globally. While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked. Other crises that rarely made the headlines were Eritrea, Burundi, Sudan, Central African Republic, DRC, Mali, Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Cameroon, Chad), Vietnam and Peru.
Moisture deficits in parts of the region could adversely affect crops
242,406 Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017
46,600 Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017
12,596 Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017
Between 17th and 19th January 2018, some 1,161 new refugee arrivals from the Democratic of the Congo (DRC) crossed to Uganda via Kisoro (873), Kanungu (234) and Lake Albert (54), bringing the total number of new arrivals to 10,666 since 18th December 2017.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, and partners, have today started the relocation of Congolese refugees from the congested Kenani Transit Centre in Nchelenge District, in northern Zambia, to a newly opened permanent site, Mantapala Refugee Settlement, 40 kilometres from the Transit Centre within the same district.
KINSHASA, 19 janvier 2018 – En application de son mandat, la Mission de de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) a prévu de déployer des équipes sur le terrain ce dimanche 21 janvier afin d’observer le déroulement des marches pacifiques appelées par plusieurs organisations de la société civile sur l’ensemble du territoire congolais.
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.
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