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- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- 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
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- 80 per cent of school children returned to school in Ebola-affected areas
- DRC: MSF uses new medical approaches to contain Ebola outbreak
October 19, 2018
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit; includes humanitarian response in South Sudan and longer-term agricultural support for families in northern Kenya affected by frequent drought
Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit from twelve projects totaling $3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in August and September
Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. Violence and insecurity continue to drive urgent food and relief needs in the DRC’s greater Kasaï region as well as Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces, with a recent Ebola outbreak in Ituri and North Kivu further complicating the humanitarian situation.
Authorities close IDP sites in Kalemie
Insecurity leads to acute food insecurity and malnutrition in conflict-affected areas of DRC
GoDRC MoH records nearly 160 confirmed and probable EVD cases in Ituri and North Kivu
In the southern African region, maize prices continue to show mixed trends. In countries such as Malawi and South Africa, national average maize prices have been on an upward trend, while in others, such as Tanzania and Zambia, they have remained relatively stable. In Zambia, however, this belies price increases in pockets of areas which experienced a poor harvest. A look at the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) shows more markets in Zambia experiencing stress earlier this year.
15 million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year. Some people are even joining armed groups and going into prostitution as ways to find money for food. "We are witnessing emergency levels of hunger and malnutrition in every town and village where we respond," said Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in DR Congo. "The new figures on food insecurity in DR Congo are incredibly alarming."
Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has continued to provide asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. As of June 2018, approximately 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers had sought shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 1 million South Sudanese and over 288,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.
Près de 96 000 personnes ont regagné leurs maisons à Bwito (Territoire de Rutshuru)
Trois volontaires de la Croix-Rouge RDC engagés dans la riposte Ebola blessés suite à une attaque
Aperçu de la situation
Depuis environ six semaines, un retour massif de populations est observé dans la Chefferie de Bwito, Territoire de Rutshuru.
DES ASSAILLANTS ARMÉS TUENT SIX CIVILS
ARMED RAIDERS KILL SIX CIVILIANS
Armed attackers killed six civilians in two separate raids on villages in Cameroon’s Far North Region on 27 and 30 September. The villages are in Kolofata locality which suffers near-daily armed attacks, claiming lives and uprooting civilians. Despite the raids, displaced families keep returning home for safety near military bases and to their farms to grow food. Kolofata is home to 12,000 displaced people and another 14,500 who have returned from displacement.
Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains
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.
FUNDING REQUIRED $25.32B
FUNDING RECEIVED $10.63B
UNMET REQUIREMENTS COVERAGE $14.69B
PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M
PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M
COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41
Spotlight on the recent disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Le climat d’insécurité continue à prévaloir dans la ville de Kananga : les cambriolages à répétition.
La ZS de Demba, Bukonde, Tshikula et Katende ont reçu les appuis de ACP, WFP et RACOJ
HI vient d’obtenir un financement de 3 millions $, pour une assistance alimentaire à 40656 bénéficiaires dans les ZS de Demba et Dimbelenge.
Fait marquant : l’insécurité à Kananga
The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in March 2017 triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million persons and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.
From the editors
In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?
The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency. Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General
Agricultural season A begins in the midst of renewed hostilities in the Central-East
The harvests of the last two agricultural seasons in the northeast and central-east of the country have been below normal following the abandonment of crops due to the insecurity created by the resurgence of armed groups in the provinces of Maniema, Ituri and South Kivu, with nearly 122,000 newly displaced persons and climatic hazards. This situation has led to an early lean season and low supplies in local markets.
Les récoltes de deux dernières saisons agricoles dans le nord-est et centre-est du pays ont été inférieures à la normale suite à l'abandon des cultures du fait la situation d’insécurité créée par la résurgence des groupes armés dans les provinces de Maniema, l’Ituri et le sud Kivu, avec près de 122 000 nouveaux déplacés et des aléas climatiques. Cette situation a occasionné une période de soudure précoce avec des faibles approvisionnements des marchés locaux.
The ongoing conflict and violence in South Sudan in the first half of 2018 further contributed to the continued internal displacement and outflow of refugees, further exacerbating the humanitarian situation.