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18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

18 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR Jordan has one of the largest refugee helplines in the world, answering nearly 150,000 calls per month. Since its inception in 2008, staff on the helpline have responded to over 1.7 million calls. The system uses Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology, where automated information is delivered on key topics, while 14 dedicated staff are available for more complex and emergency calls.

18 Sep 2018 description

The inter-agency Response Plan is costed at $20M for a 9-month response period, and targets 57,700 South Sudanese refugees and their host communities across 9 ‘open area’ settlements in Khartoum. The Plan is led by 12 Appeal Partners, and is supported by an additional 10 operational response partners. The Response Plan adopts a multi-sectoral, area-based approach and seeks to support refugees’ capacity for self-reliance. Implementation will be guided by a participatory approach.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The government of Sennar state has announced the collapse of 2,000 houses, the destruction of more than 6,000 acres of agricultural crops, the flooding of large tracts of horticulture and the closure of the eastern road linking the east with the west because of the flooding of El Dindir river.

A number of residents who spoke to Radio Dabanga have expressed concern that more houses could collapse because of the flood as El Dindir river has completely burst its banks.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The protection unit at Sudan’s Commission of Refugees (SCR) has demanded the international community to support the refugees in the east African nation saying Sudan has met all its international commitments towards them.

The director of SCR protection unit in the eastern states Al-Sir Khaled said the registered number of refugees in eastern Sudan camps is over 90,000 refugees.

17 Sep 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-ninth session
10–28 September 2018
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 36/26.

17 Sep 2018 description

Background & Methodology

Due to its proximity to three major humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its progressive refugee hosting and settlement policies, and the ease of border crossings, Uganda has received a large number of refugees over the past 3 years.

17 Sep 2018 description

Background & Methodology

Due to its proximity to three major humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its progressive refugee hosting and settlement policies, and the ease of border crossings, Uganda has received a large number of refugees over the past 3 years.

17 Sep 2018 description

Background & Methodology

Due to its proximity to three major humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its progressive refugee hosting and settlement policies, and the ease of border crossings, Uganda has received a large number of refugees over the past 3 years.

17 Sep 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2018): 20,617
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2017): 101,142
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2018 616
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2017 2,015
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 39
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

17 Sep 2018 description

148,600+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in August 2018.

8,000+ Children early childhood development activities across South Sudan in August 2018.

3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community across South Sudan in August 2018.

Working with Partners in 2018

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

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, le 14 septembre 2018

La toute première réunion de la commission tripartite à laquelle ont participé plus de 20 délégués de la République du Tchad, de la République du Soudan et du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a décidé, vendredi 14 septembre 2018 à N’Djamena, de continuer à faciliter le retour volontaire des réfugiés soudanais du Tchad. Conduit en toute sécurité et dignité, il s’agit d’une solution durable à la situation d’exil prolongée des soudanais au Tchad.

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, 14 September 2018 – The first ever Tripartite Commission Meeting attended by over 20 officials from the Republic of Chad, the Republic of the Sudan, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has today in N’Djamena resolved to continue facilitating the safe and dignified returns of Sudanese refugees in Chad, a durable solution to one of the world’s most significant and protracted refugee situations.

16 Sep 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

People in the camps for the displaced in North Darfur complain of the spread of malaria.

“There is no home free of malaria in Zamzam camp,” a community leader reported to Radio Dabanga. “The same is true for the camps of Abu Shouk, Tawila, Kassab, Fata Borno, and Kabkabiya.”

The sheikh said that the disease, spread by mosquitoes “appears to be more widespread than during the last rainy seasons”.

He added that most displaced people cannot afford to buy medicines anymore. “With these soaring food prices, we have hardly money enough to buy food.”