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26 Jul 2019 description

This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Updates.


  • UNHCR has been carrying out relocations as new waves of asylum seekers arrivals continued; 440 South Sudanese refugees were relocated to Biringi settlement during the reporting period. At the same time, since February 2019, refugees who have been living in border areas started complying with the authorities’ requests for them to move further inland.

26 Jul 2019 description

The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 3 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley and Ifo.

Kambioos refugee camp was closed on 31st March 2017 and Ifo2 refugee camp was closed on 31st May 2018. Both were officially handed over to the Government on 21st June 2019.

Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

Handover of Kambioos and Ifo2 consolidated camps

26 Jul 2019 description

920 new arrivals were registered in June, all in Nairobi.

84,320 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014. Since the beginning of 2019, 1,395 have been assisted to return to Somalia. In addition, 74 Burundians have been assisted to return home since the beginning of the year.

By end of Jun 2019, there were 210,472 (44%) refugees in Dadaab, 189,743 (40%) and in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 73,829 (16%) in urban areas.

Working with Partners

26 Jul 2019 description

73,829 Refugees and asylums seekers registered in urban areas as at 30June 2019

6,546 New arrival refugees and asylum seekers registered since January 2019.

2,165 Individuals in urban areas assisted to return to their home countries since 2014.


600 Birth certificate applications facilitated for the stateless Shona community living in Kinoo, in the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.

30% Of newly registered refugees during the month originated from Somalia

26 Jul 2019 description
report UN News Service

Le Directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a félicité aujourd'hui le Rwanda pour ses efforts de préparation dans la lutte contre le virus Ebola.

Le Chef de l’OMS a confirmé qu’aucun cas d’Ebola n’a été signalé, à ce jour au Rwanda, malgré les niveaux élevés de trafic et de mouvements de personnes entre la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et Kigali.

25 Jul 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda remains the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa with over 1.29 million refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 61 per cent are children. In 2019, over 56,000 new refugees arrived from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Burundi.

25 Jul 2019 description

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation in Uganda were alerted of a22 years old lady with history of travelling to Uganda from DRC and who later died in DRC and was confirmed EVD positive. Our Surveillance Teams immediately began investlgating and ascertaining the various locations where this Lady visited and possible contacts arising from her business movements in Uganda.

25 Jul 2019 description

548.153 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,4% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

5.317 nouveaux réfugiés sudsoudanais enregistrés de janvier à juin 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés


25 Jul 2019 description

548,153 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.4% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

5,317 new South Sudanese refugees registered from January to June 2019.

Main activities – Refugees


25 Jul 2019 description


  • From mid-June to mid-July, seasonal rainfall was average to above average across the northern and western sectors of East Africa. Seasonal rainfall has been generally beneficial for on-going agricultural activities in these cropping zones. However, below-average rainfall was observed along the East African coastal strip and in northern Ethiopia, northwestern and central Kenya, and localized areas of northeastern Uganda.

24 Jul 2019 description

24 July 2019 | News release | Geneva

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date.

24 Jul 2019 description


On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared that an outbreak of the Ebola virus had occurred in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces. As of July 22, 2019, the World Health Organization reported 2,597 cases of Ebola (2,503 confirmed, 94 probable), with 1,746 deaths (1,652 confirmed, 94 probable).

24 Jul 2019 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid workers arrested1: data trends 2018

• In 2018, 184 aid workers were reportedly arrested in 81 incidents across 27 countries. A high number of aid workers were reportedly arrested in Bangladesh (61), South Sudan (53) and Syria (11).

• The number of individual aid workers arrested peaked in the first two months of 2018. The main reason for this was the detention of 49 aid workers in Bangladesh during passport and visa checks at or near IDP camps in Chittagong division.

23 Jul 2019 description

1.Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo continues.

Since our last external situation report (data reported by 14 July 2019), 91 new confirmed EVD cases with an additional 75 deaths have been reported across the two affected provinces. We continue to observe sustained local transmission with a large number of cases in Beni Health Zone. In addition, cases continue to be exported from Beni to other health zones via the movement of cases and their contacts.

23 Jul 2019 description

Épidémies | Selon le suivi épidémiologique du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte contre le SIDA, cinq millions de cas de paludisme ont été enregistrés au cours des six premiers mois de l'année. Ça répresente une augmentation de 97 pour cent par rapport à la même période en 2018. À la 26e semaine, 34 districts sanitaires ont dépassé le seuil épidémique et 7 le seuil d'alerte. Le Ministère a enregistré aussi 245 cas de choléra depuis janvier, principalement dans la province de Bujumbura.

23 Jul 2019 description

Epidemics | According to the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS’s epidemiological data, five million cases of malaria were recorded in the first six months of the year. This represents a 97 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2018. As of the 26th week, 34 health districts have passed the epidemic threshold and seven were above the alert threshold. Also, since January, the Ministry registered 245 cases of cholera, mainly in Bujumbura province.

22 Jul 2019 description
report UN News Service

A l’issue d’une visite en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans les sites qui accueillent les déplacés dans la province du Tanganyika, Ann Encontre, la représentante régionale du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), estime qu’il y a beaucoup d’opportunités pour aider ces personnes qui rentrent chez elles mais aussi les réfugiés venant des pays voisins.