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03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational analysis including new developments

17 Oct 2014 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

21 May 2013 description

Eastern Africa host to over 9 million displaced people

As of March 2013, there were 9,153,973 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This represents an increase of 638,663 people since the end of September 2012. Of the current total displaced population, 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.

13 Dec 2012 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2012. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 141st Session, has approved 22 loans and grants totaling nearly US$300 million to boost socio-economic development in 23 partner countries. The bulk of the public sector loans will co-finance projects aimed at enhancing the transportation and energy sectors of the recipient countries, as well as the agriculture, education and health sectors.

27 Nov 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
23 Jul 2012 description

PRESS RELEASE
BY DR. TOMAZ AUGUSTO SALOMÃO
THE CHAIRPERSON
OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE
ON THE
SIGNING OF THE COMESA-EAC-SADC TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
FOR THE JOINT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME ON
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION IN
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

16 TH JULY 2012, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

24 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 62 of the provisional agenda*

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

I. Introduction

1. Africa1 is home to some of the world's most intractable and complex conflicts, which have caused the displacement of millions of people, often for protracted periods.

23 Jun 2010 description

1.INTRODUCTION

The countries in eastern Africa have some of the highest poverty and hunger rates in the world. In a number of countries (Burundi, DRC, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Rwanda), the proportion of the population living on less than one dollar a day has increased since 1990.

05 Oct 2009 description

This map shows CEA countries with H1N1 cases as at 5 Oct 2009. Out of a total of 12,580 cases reported in the Africa region. East Africa has reported 607. **Note that cases are under-reported due to lack of laboratories in many countries. 1 death has been reported so far in Tanzania

19 Jun 2009 description
report CARE

Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya - They were originally built to accommodate 90,000 refugees. Today the population is at 280,000 and is growing by an average of 7000 a month. On World Refugee Day, 20 June, CARE International is calling attention to the urgent needs of the people in the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya.

Overcrowding in the camps is placing severe stress on the resources of the region and surrounding communities. UN standards for the treatment of refugees call for 20 litres of water per person per day.

11 Oct 2007 description

Summary

For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

18 Jul 2006 description

(Geneva, 18 July): Six months after the launch of the Humanitarian Appeal 2006, the United Nations and its partners still require $3.1 billion to address the urgent needs of 30 million people struck by crisis in 31 countries worldwide.

16 Jul 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

24 Jun 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

NAIROBI, 24 June (IRIN) - Countries in the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa regions have signed an agreement setting up a centre on small arms to combat the proliferation and use of illicit light weapons and strengthen cooperation in the region.

23 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

23 Oct 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

14 Sep 2000 description

The United States will contribute an additional $7.6 million to the World Food Program to support its emergency operations (EMOPs) and protracted relief and recovery operations (PRROs) for refugees in Africa, the U.S. State Department announced September 14.