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09 Oct 2018 description

With violence and displacement affecting swathes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Eastern region, a lack of resources is hampering UNHCR’s response

By Natalia Micevic and Andreas Kirchhof

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – When armed assailants attacked their village in the Beni Territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province last October, 42-year-old Agnes’s only thought was getting her six children to safety.

09 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 926 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 418 arrivals and from last year’s 911 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 132, compared to 60 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Nearly 17,500 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (24%), Iraq (22%) and Syria (19%).

09 Oct 2018 description

Refugees bear cost of massive underfunding

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

09 Oct 2018 description

12.909 cartes d’identités individuelles délivrées aux réfugiés de la RCA en août, âgés de plus de 12 ans, les permettant entre autres, la liberté de mouvement et l’accès aux institutions bancaires.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

37,398 rapatriements volontaires des réfugiés au Rwanda depuis 2014.

Travail avec les partenaires

09 Oct 2018 description

12,909 Individual identity cards were issued to CAR refugees aged 12 and above, allowing them, among other things, freedom of movement and access to banking institutions.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

37,398 Rwandan refugees voluntary repatriated in safety and dignity with UNHCR support since 2014.

Working with Partners

09 Oct 2018 description

La riposte à la flambée épidémique de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo se trouve à un moment critique. L’OMS fait face à une situation précaire compte tenu de l’augmentation récente de l’insécurité, des incidents liés à la réticence des communautés et de la propagation géographique de la maladie.

08 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

ABOUT THE REPORT

Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugee girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for sex or child labor; the first to be exploited as tools of war; and the first to lose their childhoods. Meanwhile, they are the last to be fed, the last to be enrolled in school and, too often, the last to be valued.

MORE THAN 17 MILLION GIRLS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AMID THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS

08 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

  • WHO has elevated the risk assessment of EVD spread in the region from “High” to “very High”. This implies that South Sudan and other three neighboring countries (Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) have to develop and test operational readiness for a potential EVD response.

  • Two additional screening sites i.e. Nimule River Port and Yei Airport have started entry screening of travelers, given the a total number of screening sites to 10.

08 Oct 2018 description

Comité exécutif du Programme du Haut Commissaire
Soixante-neuvième session
Genève, 1er au 5 octobre 2018
Point 4 a) de l’ordre du jour provisoire Examen des rapports sur les travaux du Comité permanent Protection internationale

Note sur la protection internationale

**Rapport du Haut Commissaire

Résumé

08 Oct 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1 to 5 October 2018
Item 4 (a) of the provisional agenda
Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee International Protection

Note on international protection

Report of the High Commissioner

08 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 39,352 children under the age of 5 have been screened for malnutrition and 3,450 were admitted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment in July in UNICEF-supported outpatient and inpatient treatment centers in drought affected areas and Lunda Norte.

• 1,000 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Luanda’s cholera affected communities, reaching over 23,000 people per day through door-to-door visits.

08 Oct 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

08 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19281

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region, at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Uganda, today:

08 Oct 2018 description

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region.

Uganda

08 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

More than 400,000 people across the region have been affected by floods and cyclones in 2018.

There is a 65-70 per cent probability of an El Niño event between December and February, as compared with a 90 per cent probability ahead of the same period in 2015 - 2016.

People in two districts in Madagascar and three in Zimbabwe are facing Emergency food insecurity.

KEY MESSAGES

08 Oct 2018 description

Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • The June to September seasonal rains gradually subsided in late September, marking the cessation of persistent well aboveaverage rainfall amounts across most of the northern sector, which led to widespread flooding in Sudan. However, some areas of the region experienced significant cumulative seasonal deficits, including some central areas of Ethiopia, eastern and central South Sudan, and northern and eastern Uganda.