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16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

07 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

07 Jan 2019 description

Approximately 3,000 Persons participated in a youth cultural festival organized by the Refugee Youth committee in Ajuong Thok refugee camp.

50 women Graduated from handicraft training at Bor’s women centre.

3,133,640 SSP Generated by refugee entrepreneurs in Upper Nile.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

294,776 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 30 November 2018.

1.97 million IDPs in South Sudan including 194,916 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 10 December 2018.

03 Jan 2019 description

Gender considerations can critically influence smallholder farmers’ access and capacity to act on weather and climate information, as well as subsequent livelihood benefits. This paper reviews the existing knowledge base on gender equality challenges in climate services to assess these gender-based differences and identify promising pathways for making climate services more responsive to the needs of rural women.

31 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

24 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

23 Dec 2018 description

This evaluation examines both the short- and long-term impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services in Kenya on low-income women’s maternal health facilities use. Though public facilities use increased, the gains in equity and use may be short-lived when user fees exemptions are not supplemented with alternative financing mechanisms for the facilities.

21 Dec 2018 description

As of 30 November 2018, 800,330 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 November 2018 alone, some 154,287 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

21 Dec 2018 description

By Farha Bhoyroo in Nairobi, Kenya | 18 December 2018

Three months after she was raped by armed men while fleeing violence in South Sudan, Vicky* realized that she was pregnant. Even now, in the safety of Kyaka refugee settlement in Uganda, the memories are raw.

“When I think about that horrible day when I was raped and badly beaten, I wished to commit suicide,” says the 22-year-old, cradling her 11-month-old baby with her left arm. “I wish I had died that day, but my son keeps me alive.”

21 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

As the Burundi refugee crisis approaches its fifth year, some 390,000 Burundian refugees are being generously hosted by the Governments and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, 349,000 of whom are assisted through the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan. While smaller numbers of asylum seekers continue to arrive throughout the region, voluntary returns to Burundi have increased in the last year with more than 55,000 assisted to repatriate as of November 2018.

21 Dec 2018 description

In November, a total of 28,138 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a slight decrease in comparison with October when 29,558 movements were observed. Specifically, five (5) of FMPs recorded a decrease in movements (Buuhoodle, Cabudwaaq, Dhobley, Dollow, and Lowyacado) while two FMPs (Bossaso and Harirad) saw an increase in movements. The majority of flows identified (57%) were incoming against 43% outgoing.

20 Dec 2018 description

In October this year staff from the IFAD-funded Butana Integrated Rural Development Project (BIRDP) in Sudan hosted a high-level visit of representatives from the Kajiado County in Kenya. The overall purpose of the peer-to-peer Learning Route was to share good practices in land and natural resource management (NRM) implemented by BIRDP.