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11 Dec 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.

SITUATION

• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

11 Dec 2018 description

This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for DRC, which cover the full month.

Refugees

  • An increasing number of Central African refugees are voicing their intention of returning to their country of origin, primarily to Bangui. 876 households (3,707 people) have so far indicated this intention in Boyabu, Inke and Mole camps (Nord and Sub-Ubangi provinces). UNHCR continues to collect intentions of return.

11 Dec 2018 description

Investir dans une alimentation saine et diversifiée pour combattre la malnutrition

Au cœur de la forêt équatoriale en République démocratique du Congo, la famille Iyenze cultive des légumes frais dans leur jardin potager. Georgette, mère de huit enfants, prépare une bouillie enrichie de maïs, soja, papaye et amarantes pour ses enfants qui souffrent de malnutrition.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

10 Dec 2018 description

AVANT-PROPOS

ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP

Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.

10 Dec 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 658 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 370 arrivals and from last year’s 637 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 94, compared to 53 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

10 Dec 2018 description

CHAD

MEASLES INFECTIONS RISING

Measles infections are on the rise since mid-November when 209 cases were recorded, up from 131 a week earlier. In late November and early December, 43 cases were reported in seven districts in central and southern Chad.

Another 105 samples are being tested. More than 4,000 cases and 91 deaths have been recorded since an outbreak was declared in June. The outbreak has hit the epidemic level in 39 health districts. Vaccination was carried out in 41 districts in November.

DR CONGO

10 Dec 2018 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile est passée de 452.966 personnes (fin du mois d'Octobre) à 454.664 à la fin du mois de Novembre 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.4%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités d’enregistrement continu dans les camps et en milieu urbain.

Par ailleurs, il est à noter la reprise des convois de rapatriement volontaire vers le soudan. À ce jour, 840 personnes sont retournées avec l’appui de HCR et ses partenaires en 2018.

10 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Je m’appelle Elie, j’ai 16 ans et je suis Enfant Reporter de Kinshasa. Chaque 11 octobre, le monde entier célèbre la Journée Mondiale de la Jeune Fille. Cette journée a été instituée par l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies pour reconnaître les droits de la jeune fille et ôter les obstacles auxquels elle se heurte. Cette année, l’obstacle identifié est l’absence d’instruction et de qualification professionnelle.

Quelle est la situation en RDC ?

09 Dec 2018 description

Nobel Peace Prize: Stronger efforts needed to prevent sexual violence in war

"This long overdue prize must be the beginning of a strengthened effort to protect women and men against sexual violence and abuse in wars and to ensure that those who commit what is pure war crimes are held accountable. In too many conflicts, sexual violence is being used as a barbaric weapon of war, in breach of international laws and with the victims of these crimes suffering in silence.

08 Dec 2018 description

The country hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – more than a million

By: Sulaiman Momodu

From Africa Renewal: December 2018 - March 2019

As thousands of desperate men, women and children flee conflicts and natural disasters in search of a place of refuge, some countries are debating whether to accept or reject asylum seekers. But Uganda has opened its doors to refugees in record numbers.

08 Dec 2018 description

La riposte à la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo demeure une entreprise complexe. En utilisant des mesures de santé publique qui ont fait leurs preuves (recherche des contacts, mobilisation des communautés) ainsi que les nouveaux outils à disposition (vaccin et produits thérapeutiques), l’OMS reste persuadée que la flambée pourra être maîtrisée et close.

07 Dec 2018 description
report Trócaire

Trócaire set to help 16,000 people in Ituri province thanks to $5.3 million of funding from Sida

Trócaire is delighted to announce that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will finance a Trócaire project to reach 16,000 people in the territories of Mambassa and Djugu.

The project, benefitting 11,200 women and 4,800 men, was agreed with SIDA in recent months. It will be implemented by seven Congolese NGOs - operating as partners of Trócaire - with funding of $5,328,621USD (46,679,054SEK) over four years.

07 Dec 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 29,567 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (26%),
Afghanistan (26%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in November 2018, at 2,075 decreased in comparison to October, when 4,073 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during January to November 2018 are 8% higher than those of the same period in 2017.