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24 Jan 2019 description

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

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

3.053 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda en 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

24 Jan 2019 description

534,828 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

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

3,053 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda in 2018.

Working with Partners

■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.

24 Jan 2019 description

WEEKLY COORDINATION NOTES

  • IOM attended the National Task Force (NTF) meeting and made a presentation on behalf of the Border Health and Point of Entry (PoE) Technical Working Group as co-lead on 17 January. Key areas of discussion included:

23 Jan 2019 description

GIDEON SACKITEY

Peter Yuang recently returned home from Uganda, where he had sought refuge. But something is spoiling his return party.

“I returned with a number of children who are ill. But they could not find the medication required at the Bor Hospital,” he says.

Peter is one of six returnees from the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Camp in Uganda, attending a two-day consultative workshop in Bor town on creating an enabling environment for returnees in South Sudan’s Jonglei region.

23 Jan 2019 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, continues to present challenges in response, as security incidents and community resistance to response measures persist. Since our last report on 16 January 2019, 41 additional confirmed EVD cases and 31 deaths have been reported.

22 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

5 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 198 cholera / AWD cases and 3 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 1.5%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya accounts for 58 % (115) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Burundi at 18.7 % (37).

22 Jan 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • The LC chairperson, Mr Wilson Watila, said the government is aware of the suffering of the victims.

  • At the site, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces engineering brigade is constructing 76 units and the remaining 25 units are being built by the police construction unit.

By FRED WAMBEDE

The ongoing construction of houses for the landslide victims in Bunambutye Sub-county, Bulambuli District, has been delayed due to shortage of water.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’.

22 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Uganda’s refugee policies have been widely recognised as among the most progressive in the world. Through its self-reliance model, it allows refugees the right to work and freedom of movement. It has sustained this approach virtually since independence despite currently hosting more refugees than any other African country.

21 Jan 2019 description

Overview

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 new and ongoing events, including: