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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.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description

2,469,552 * South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,418 * South Sudanese refugee arrivals in September 2018.

300,137 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.96 million IDPs including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

KEY INDICATORS

4.76 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

03 Dec 2018 description

6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.

REFUGEE RESPONSE

Achievements and Impact

Unity

30 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.

29 Nov 2018 description

As of 31 October 2018, 781,917 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2018 alone, some 147,750 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

14 Nov 2018 description

13,400+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

3,500+ Refugees reached with Ebola virus prevention awareness in Western Equatoria during the reporting period.

850+ Refugees and IDPs received capacity building across South Sudan during the reporting period.

REFUGEE RESPONSE

Achievements and Impact

Unity

13 Nov 2018 description

Located in Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyangwali settlement is home to more than 83,000 refugees. Due to its geographical location, Congolese refugees form the majority of the population but there are also Rwandese, Burundians,

09 Nov 2018 description

In line with its mission to alleviate human suffering around the globe, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed on Wednesday aid to vulnerable communities in Yemen and Kenya, and to people affected by natural disaster in Indonesia.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description

2,468,778 South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 August 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

4,214 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in August 2018.

298,881 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.91 million IDPs including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

KEY INDICATORS

4.68 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)

09 Nov 2018 description

The number of refugees and migrants dying while attempting to seek asylum and migrate in an irregular manner to Europe and elsewhere remains high.
At least 1,000 people (including Somalis) have died this year on the Mediterranean Sea alone while thousands more have been rescued at sea.

To raise awareness on the dangers of these journeys, UNHCR in Somalia has launched a campaign dubbed “Telling the Real Story”. The campaign is part of a UNHCR global initiative, which targets a diverse group of people, mainly the youth who may consider embarking on such a journey.

08 Nov 2018 description

186,001 The number of refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 31 October 2018.

8,637 The number of new arrivals refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2018.

4,088 Individuals assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.

Highlights

07 Nov 2018 description

104 Cases of SGBV successfully closed since January 2018 in Unity

140,000 litres Of additional water available for use in Upper Nile

95% pass rate of Primary 8 students from three refugee primary schools in Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity after their mock exams

REFUGEE RESPONSE

PROTECTION

Achievements and Impact

Western Equatoria

  • UNHCR registered 75 newly arrived refugees (30 families) in Yambio.

Unity

01 Nov 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

A year ago, the World Food Programme announced that it was forced to cut food rations by 30 percent for the refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya due to insufficient funding. Since then little has changed and fresh assessment conducted by REACH finds that food remains the most pressing humanitarian need reported by the residents of Dadaab, one of the biggest refugee camp complexes of the world.

24 Oct 2018 description
report Start Network
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

23 Oct 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

A warning of worse flooding by the Meteorological Department has seen hundred of families flee their homes in Tana River County.

Residents of Kone village and other parts of Galole and Tana Delta have started pitching camp on higher ground as the rains have begun.

LESSONS LEARNED

They told the Nation that they had decided to move early to minimise the losses experiences last season, when tens of thousands were displaced.