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21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

• With support from UNICEF, 7,065 unaccompanied and separated refugee children have been provided with psychosocial support, referrals and access to basic services based on the Best Interest Determination.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners ensured provision of safe water and sanitation facilities for 93,926 refugees including children in schools, Child Friendly Spaces and in health facilities.

• UNICEF supported the treatment of 265 children under five with severe acute malnutrition, and the cure rate was 81 per cent

18 Apr 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

On Monday, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda ordered primary schools closed for two days and advised families to leave inundated areas in a bid to limit the loss of life.

Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

"The balance sheet has worsened. This morning, we have reached 14 killed," city police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told reporters.

17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

16 Apr 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Central African Republic
13 March 2018: A Catholic bishop accused UN peacekeeping troops of sexual abuse against internally displaced women and girls in his diocese adjoining the Catholic cathedral in Bangassou city, Mbomou prefecture, and warned that they could be guilty of crimes against humanity. Source: National Catholic Reporter

16 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

New study: The climate change inequality at the heart of the Commonwealth

13 Apr 2018 description

Rainfall brings some relief to Ethiopia, but causes flooding and fatalities in Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

13 Apr 2018 description

In Geneva, the European Union co-hosted the 'Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'. On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the region, with contributions worth €77 million in emergency and development assistance to the DRC crisis.

13 Apr 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018

L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».

À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.

12 Apr 2018 description

$30.9 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 6.9 million
Funding gap 24.0 million

12 Apr 2018 description

Kigoma, 11 April 2018 - Last year the United Nations launched the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) to link the UN’s current response to refugees and migrants with an increased focus on developing the host communities. It was launched in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, members of the Development Partners Group, the media, Civil Society Organizations, refugees and migrants host populations in Kigoma. The KJP consists of 16 UN agencies working together across six themes. Led by UN Resident Coordinator, Mr.

11 Apr 2018 description
report Tufts University

Aisling O’Loghlen, Nondo Nobel Bwami

Introduction

10 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 13,118 cholera / AWD cases and 201 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Asylum Access

A man unlawfully deported can return from ‘no man’s land’ on border with Kenya; Tanzania must improve immigration laws

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

10 Apr 2018 description
report CARE

(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.

Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.