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20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

La République centrafricaine demeure un pays fragile. Meurtrie par plusieurs années de conflit dont l’impact perdure, elle doit faire face à des défis tant structurels que conjoncturels. Ces derniers mois, la violence a connu une fréquence et un niveau qui ont fait de l’année 2017 celle de toutes les inquiétudes. De multiples foyers de tension ont vu le jour à travers le pays et ont gagné des régions qui autrefois jouissaient d’une certaine stabilité.

19 Jan 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • De violents combats entre groupes armés autour de la ville de Paoua au Nord de la Centrafrique ont entraîné le déplacement de plus de 25 000 personnes fin décembre. Les déplacés continuent d’affluer vers Paoua. Les affrontements entre groupes armés ont également causé 73 000 déplacés à Bria. De même, la ville de Bambari a accueilli plus de 17 800 déplacés suite aux incidents sécuritaires survenus dans les villes environnantes notamment à Ippy, Ndassima et Djoubissi.

19 Jan 2018 description
report The Guardian

When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordeal

It was right at the moment Ella thought she was safe that she was kidnapped.

The 17-year-old had just entered eastern Sudan’s Wad Sherife refugee camp with her teenage cousin. The girls had been walking for days, in a desperate bid to escape compulsory, indefinite military service in their birth country Eritrea, which begins as soon as school ends.

19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

19 Jan 2018 description

On 17 and 18 January 2018, UNAMID’s Community Outreach Unit (COU), in partnership with the Students Activity Directorate at the Ministry of Education, North Darfur, conducted three school visits to Al Fajr Secondary School for Boys, Al Faroug and Al Raheeg Al Makhtoum Basic School for Boys and Girls, respectively.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Médecins du Monde

Depuis l’été dernier, les équipes de Médecins du Monde présentes autour du Parc Maximilien rapportent régulièrement les violences, intimidations et confiscations dont sont victimes les personnes qu’elles rencontrent. Avec en moyenne deux témoignages chaque jour, l’organisation pointe un problème récurrent et inquiétant. Médecins du Monde craint que les nouvelles actions policières annoncées par les autorités ne mènent à une augmentation de ces violences, et appelle le ministre Jambon à lancer une enquête.

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.

• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.

• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.

• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.

FIGURES 2017

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

17 Jan 2018 description

H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg have met today with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran where they have discussed Sweden’s Global Strategy for Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (2017-2021) and explored potential areas for future implementation in Sudan.

Sweden’s Strategy for Cooperation with UNDP outlines Sweden’s contribution to economic, democratic and human development around the world and its strong commitment to realizing the Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs).

17 Jan 2018 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Sudanese Ministry of International Cooperation and Ministry of Youth and Sports have concluded an agreement on supporting Youth Volunteers programme in Darfur.