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19 Sep 2017 description

Continued violence in the Central African Republic has triggered new levels of displacement. In August 2017, the number of Central African refugees in neighbouring countries reached the highest number of CAR refugees seen since the start of the crisis in 2013. In addition to the refugees, the number of internally displaced people remained close to 600,000 by the end of August, 2017. With more than 1.1 million people displaced inside CAR or as refugees in neighbouring countries, the overall population displacement is at its highest level since 2013.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.

More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. The next report will be issued on September 18th, 2017.

Highlights

  • There were 369 new arrivals (190 males and 179 females). All were Congolese Asylum Seekers. Entry points used by the asylum seekers this week were Kigadye (364 persons), Herushingo (5 persons).

18 Sep 2017 description

KINSHASA, Sep. 16, 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maman Sidikou, today condemned violence perpetrated in Kamanyola (South Kivu province) that have resulted in the killing of dozens of people and expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

Clashes between asylum-seekers and refugees from Burundi and Congolese defense and security forces reportedly killed at least 36 refugees and one Congolese officer and injured 117 others.

18 Sep 2017 description
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6,825
Refugees in Cacanda reception centre
31,278
Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

1,743
Families currently in the reception centre
31
Persons with disabilities

54%
Children (under 18 years old)
63
Unaccompanied and Separated Children

1 in 4
Households are headed by women
21%
Of the population is family size one

18 Sep 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

2,018
Refugees in Lóvua settlement
31,278
Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

596
Families currently in Lóvua
8
Persons with disabilities

52%
Children (under 18 years old)
14
Unaccompanied and Separated Children

1 in 5
Households are headed by women
32%
Of the population is family size one

18 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description

On 15 September 2017, the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its thirteenth consultative meeting at UN Headquarters, in New York, on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

18 Sep 2017 description

Bukavu, le 17 septembre 2017 - Évacuation héliportée de 26 blessés en état critique, patrouilles et escortes spéciales, soins de premier secours, discussion pour l'inhumation des dépouilles mortelles : ce sont là, entre autres, les actions menées à l'immédiat dans le cadre de la tragédie vécue le vendredi 15 septembre 2017 à Kamanyola, une cité du territoire de Walungu dans la province du Sud-Kivu.

18 Sep 2017 description
  • According to several reports, the small town of Kamanyola in South Kivu, near the border with Burundi and Rwanda, has seen deadly confrontations between Burundian refugees and asylum seekers and the Congolese armed forces during the weekend. Tension with the local communities is high. Kamanyola hosts between 2 000 and 2 500 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers who are living with the local population since the upsurge of the crisis in Burundi in 2015.

17 Sep 2017 description

KINSHASA, 16 septembre 2017 – Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo, Maman Sidikou, a condamné aujourd’hui les actes de violence perpétrés à Kamanyola (province du Sud-Kivu) qui ont entraîné la mort de dizaines de personnes et il a présenté ses sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes.

17 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 15 septembre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Plus de 140.809 réfugiés centrafricains, arrivés dans les Provinces du Nord-Ubangi et du Bas-Uélé, vivent dans une précarité très élevée. Ces Réfugiés/rapatriés spontanés font face à de sérieux problèmes d’accès à la nourriture, à l’eau, aux abris provisoires, aux Articles Ménagers Essentiels (AME) et aux soins de santé primaire, rapporte caritasdev.cd.