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17 Jun 2011 description

The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 135th Session, has approved over US$56 million in loans and US$6 million in grants to address Africa’s needs. The funds will be allocated to the energy, transportation, agriculture, health and financial sectors.

26 Oct 2009 description

Regional Displacement Summary

At the end of September 2009, there were 10,188,709 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 10 out of 18 countries in the East and Central Africa region. This represents a net increase of 1,084,383 IDPs within the last six months.

Countries with ongoing massive internal displacements include the Democratic Republic of Congo (2.12 million), Sudan (4 million) and Somalia (1.55 million).

18 May 2009 description

(Nairobi/New York, 18 May 2009): The combined number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in 16 countries in Central and East Africa now exceeds 11 million, up from 10.9 million in December 2008.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan continue to be the countries with the largest IDP populations. Sudan has over 4 million IDPs, the DRC and Somalia have over 1.3 million IDPs each.

Chad, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania continue to host the largest number of refugees in the region.

15 May 2009 description


First Quarter CAP Funding Updates

In November 2008, Consolidated Appeals were launched to facilitate emergency response to crises in 31 countries world-wide. The appeals aim to assist 30 million people during the course of 2009. Seven of these appeals seek to respond to emergencies in counties in Central and East Africa. The total requirement for the response strategies outlined in these appeals is US$ 5.297 billion as of 1 April 2009.

31 Mar 2009 description

Quarterly Round-up

- At the end of March 2009, 10 countries in the East and Central African region reported a combined total of 9,144,326 internally displaced persons (IDPs). This is a net increase of 21,754 IDPs compared to December 2008.

- Sixteen countries reported a combined total of 1,870,318 refugees at the end of March 2009. This is a net increase of 20,066 compared to December 2008.

- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan continue to be the countries with the largest IDP populations.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Mar 2008 description


Crisis in Chad-30,000 Refugees in Cameroon

On 13 March 2008, Presidents Idriss Déby of Chad and Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, signed the Dakar peace agreement during the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in Dakar, Senegal.

The signing was witnessed by United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-Moon.

19 Feb 2008 description

Major Findings

As of the end of December 2007, there were an estimated 9.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Central and East Africa (CEA) region(1).