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UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 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 September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 October 2017 - The African Union has announced plans to increase the number of member States with national disaster loss data bases and to put a training programme in place in preparation for the roll-out next year of the Sendai Monitor, the UNISDR-backed mechanism for measuring progress in reducing disaster losses.

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Le sort des enfants victimes du conflit armé dans les régions du Kasaï et de l’est du pays reste une préoccupation permanente pour la MONUSCO. Durant la semaine écoulée, la section Protection de l’enfant de la MONUSCO a documenté 36 violations graves des droits de l’enfant et a eu connaissance d’un nombre inquiétant d’allégations de recrutement et d’utilisation d'enfants comme combattants, porteurs, cuisiniers, gardiens de fétiches, etc.

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Faits saillants

  • Suspension des interventions humanitaires au Sud-Lubero due à la dégradation de l’accès sécuritaire

  • Hausse de prix des denrées alimentaires suite à la dégradation du tronçon Masisi-Nyabiondo

Aperçu de la situation

La situation de la province du Nord-Kivu reste dominée par l’activisme des groupes armés provoquant des mouvements de population et limitant l’accès humanitaire.

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report Trócaire

Trócaire and its Caritas partners are supporting South Sudanese refugees who have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to escape persecution and hunger in their conflict-torn, drought hit country. Nelly Maonde, Trócaire Humanitarian Programme Advisor, reports on a recent visit to Biringi refugee camp in Ituri province, north east DRC.

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Saving lives through faster emergency response

In June 2004, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was shaken by widespread crises, notably in the East of the country. To ensure that response organizations had the financial and material means to react quickly, the humanitarian community implemented a Rapid Response Mechanism program in October 2004.

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report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

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Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 octobre 2017 – A la veille de la huitième réunion à Brazzaville du mécanisme de suivi régional de l'Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et dans la région, l'Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour les Grands lacs, Saïd Djinnit, a exhorté les Etats signataires de cet accord à prendre des mesures décisives pour résoudre le problème des « forces négatives ».

18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

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Uvira, South-Kivu - Monday, 16th October 2017: To update the population on MONUSCO’s stabilization efforts in line with its mandate, Public Information office organized an informative visit for about twenty journalists to Bukavu and Uvira to receive first-hand information about the ex-combatants’ reintegration project. They were delighted to note the impact of the project through the contacts they had with beneficiaries on the ground.

17 Oct 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ARMED FIGHTING DISPLACES 8,000 IN SOUTH-EAST

Around 8,000 people were forced to flee for safety to the central Bambari town between 18 September and 10 October following armed clashes in Basse Kotto, Mbomou and Haute Kotto prefectures in the country’s south-east. The latest displacement raises to 31,632 the number of people forced from their homes in the region by clashes. Humanitarian organizations are mobilizing assistance.

DR CONGO

OVER 26,000 RETURN FROM DISPLACEMENT

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RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

8 000 PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES PAR LES VIOLENCES AU SUD-EST

Environ 8 000 personnes ont été forcées de fuir vers la ville de Bambari, au centre, entre le 18 septembre et le 10 octobre, à la suite d'affrontements armés dans les préfectures de la Basse Kotto, de Mbomou et de la Haute Kotto, dans le sud-est du pays. Ce dernier déplacement porte à 31 632 le nombre de personnes qui ont été forcées de quitter leur foyer dans la région. Les organisations humanitaires sont entrain de mobiliser l'aide.

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Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

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report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24.

17 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (17 octobre 2017) - Le Comité des droits de l’homme a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport de la République démocratique du Congo sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour donner effet aux dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques.