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23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dakar, 23 Octobre 2017 – A moins d’une vraie accélération des progrès enregistrés, il faudra compter plus d’un siècle pour que l’Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre puisse mettre fin au mariage des enfants, avec des conséquences dramatiques pour des millions de jeunes filles mariées, sans compter l’impact paralysant sur la prospérité de la région.

23 Oct 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Current Situation

Child marriage, the marriage or union of individuals under the age of 18, is a harmful practice which violates the rights of children and has far-reaching, life-altering consequences for child brides and grooms.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

SG/SM/18757

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region, in Brazzaville today:

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda.
    Additionally, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.

  • Despite generous contributions from donors, the refugee operation urgently requires USD 11.4 million to avert possible supply chain breaks expected at the end of November. WFP will most likely implement ration reductions starting November if additional resources are not forthcoming.

19 Oct 2017 description

2.485 réfugiés burundais et demandeurs d’asile assistés à Kamanyola, Sud-Kivu.

10.921 réfugiés rwandais rapatriés en 2017

Plus de 1.000 réfugiés sudsoudanais nouvellement arrivés en RDC, enregistrés en septembre

Activités Principales

Réfugiés du Burundi

19 Oct 2017 description

2,485 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers supported in Kamanyola, South Kivu.

10,921 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017

Over 1,000 newly arrived South Sudanese refugees registered in DRC in September.

Main Activities

Refugees from Burundi

18 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS) - While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health.

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 October 2017 - The African Union has announced plans to increase the number of member States with national disaster loss data bases and to put a training programme in place in preparation for the roll-out next year of the Sendai Monitor, the UNISDR-backed mechanism for measuring progress in reducing disaster losses.

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 octobre 2017 – A la veille de la huitième réunion à Brazzaville du mécanisme de suivi régional de l'Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et dans la région, l'Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour les Grands lacs, Saïd Djinnit, a exhorté les Etats signataires de cet accord à prendre des mesures décisives pour résoudre le problème des « forces négatives ».

17 Oct 2017 description

Plus de 55 000 réfugiés burundais vivent aujourd'hui dans le camp de Mahama. Situé dans la province orientale du Rwanda, ce camp accueille des personnes ayant fui l'agitation politique que connaît le Burundi depuis avril 2015.

Dans le cadre du programme du CICR visant à permettre le rétablissement des liens familiaux dans la région des Grands Lacs, la délégation de Kigali a distribué des cartes SIM aux réfugiés burundais accueillis dans le camp de Mahama. L'idée est de faciliter la reprise de contact direct entre les membres des familles burundaises dispersées.