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18 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

In the southern African region, maize prices continue to show mixed trends. In countries such as Malawi and South Africa, national average maize prices have been on an upward trend, while in others, such as Tanzania and Zambia, they have remained relatively stable. In Zambia, however, this belies price increases in pockets of areas which experienced a poor harvest. A look at the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) shows more markets in Zambia experiencing stress earlier this year.

17 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

In the southern African region, maize prices continue to show mixed trends. In countries such as Malawi and South Africa, national average maize prices have been on an upward trend, while in others, such as Tanzania and Zambia, they have remained relatively stable. In Zambia, however, this belies price increases in pockets of areas which experienced a poor harvest. A look at the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) shows more markets in Zambia experiencing stress earlier this year.

15 Oct 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:

15 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Oct 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By JONATHAN KAMOGA

A wave of insecurity and political unrest hit the Great Lakes region early in 2016: South Sudan had plunged into yet another war, Burundi was cracking down on dissidents following a botched coup, while the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic were also in turmoil.

The wars in these countries forced an influx of refugees into Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Uganda hosts more than one million refugees from South Sudan and another 300,000 from DR Congo.

The region’s leaders are now looking to end the conflict.

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

11 Oct 2018 description

(LWI) With representatives of the United Nations and churches in Colombia, Liberia, Tanzania and the US, as well as many other partners, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) launched its initiative “Waking the Giant” on the evening of 10 October.

Waking the Giant is a global initiative of the LWF to build the capacity of churches to contribute to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is implemented in connection with global and local ecumenical structures.

10 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• A total of 12,979 children (6,779 boys; 6,200 girls) accessed critical protection services, including temporary emergency shelter, psychosocial support, release from detention, family tracing and reunification, medical support, as well as access to education and reintegration opportunities.

• Since the beginning of the year, 37,786 children with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted and treated in 418 health facilities supported by UNICEF.

09 Oct 2018 description

Situation Update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored, with the Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners making progress in response to the outbreak. A recent increase in the incidence of new cases (Figure 1) reflects the multitude of challenges faced by response teams in recent weeks. The outbreak remains active predominantly in Beni Health Zone, although additional risks remain following the confirmation of EVD cases in Butembo and Mabalako.

09 Oct 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 31 AUG 2018

250,590
Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
101,006
Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp
68,656
Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx
38,694
Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

09 Oct 2018 description

12.909 cartes d’identités individuelles délivrées aux réfugiés de la RCA en août, âgés de plus de 12 ans, les permettant entre autres, la liberté de mouvement et l’accès aux institutions bancaires.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

37,398 rapatriements volontaires des réfugiés au Rwanda depuis 2014.

Travail avec les partenaires

09 Oct 2018 description

12,909 Individual identity cards were issued to CAR refugees aged 12 and above, allowing them, among other things, freedom of movement and access to banking institutions.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

37,398 Rwandan refugees voluntary repatriated in safety and dignity with UNHCR support since 2014.

Working with Partners