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18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

4.49 million People displaced within DRC

630,500 Congolese refugees hosted in the region

78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children

8 Countries covered in this Appeal

12 Feb 2018 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

11 Feb 2018 description

Les faibles niveaux de financement ne permettent pas aux pays voisins du Burundi d’offrir une aide d’un niveau acceptable.

Par Dana Hughes

GENÈVE — Le HCR a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430 000 réfugiés burundais cette année, soulignant le besoin urgent de fonds supplémentaires pour éviter que cette crise ne tombe dans l’oubli.

09 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the steps taken by the Ugandan government to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in government refugee programmes.

Uganda’s Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, initiated the probe after reports received by UNHCR and the World Food Programme alleged corruption and grave misconduct by officials involved in refugee assistance.

The allegations include faking documents on delivery of food assistance as well as demanding refugees pay bribes to access various services that should be free of cost.

08 Feb 2018 description

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

08 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Uganda currently hosts almost 1.4 million refugees, with more than 1 million who fled South Sudan. Beyond this massive displacement into northern Uganda, many settlements in the southwestern part of the country are also seeing steady influxes of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda, and elsewhere. While the refugee response faced a 348.7 million USD budget shortfall in 2017, humanitarian actors need to have a better understanding of needs and gaps across Uganda, in order to prioritize the limited funding available.

08 Feb 2018 description

January rainfall improves harvest prospects in Burundi and Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

  • Tanzania continued to receive well above-average rainfall in January, resulting in favorable agricultural conditions across the country.

  • Burundi, eastern Rwanda, and localized areas of eastern DRC also received above-average rains during this period, improving harvest prospects following dry spells during the Season A (October to December) rains.

07 Feb 2018 description
  • 427,784 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION (OCT 2017)
  • 434,000 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES EXPECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
  • US$ 391M REQUIREMENTS IN 2018
  • 27 PARTNERS INVOLVED IN 2018
07 Feb 2018 description
  • 427,784 RÉFUGIÉS BURUNDAIS ACCUEILLIS DANS LA RÉGION (OCT 2017)
  • 434,000 RÉFUGIÉS BURUNDAIS ATTENDUS DANS LA RÉGION D’ICI FIN 2018
  • US$ 391M BESOINS EN 2018
  • 27 PARTENAIRES ENGAGÉS EN 2018
07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

07 Feb 2018 description

6 février 2018 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) s'est déclarée mardi vivement préoccupée par l'escalade de la violence dans la province de l'Ituri, au nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), qui a entraîné de nouveaux déplacements de populations au cours des quatre derniers jours.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

6 février 2018 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et 26 de ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé mardi à Genève un appel de fonds de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430.000 réfugiés burundais en 2018.

06 Feb 2018 description

Text presented by Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Coordinator for the Burundi situation – to whom quoted text may be attributed –to the Palais press this morning, before the regular press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with its 26 other humanitarian partners, is today launching a funding appeal for US$391 million to support some 430,000 Burundian refugees during 2018.