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11 Oct 2017 description

ABOUT RETS:
In situations where people have been forced to flee, the Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) provides vital communications to UNHCR, its partners and the extended humanitarian community. There are currently 290+ users from UNHCR, partners and the wider humanitarian community.

EMERGENCY LEVEL:
UNHCR Level 3 Emergency

09 Oct 2017 description

6 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 20% of their population using an unimproved water source and they include; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. Of these countries, Somalia has recorded the highest number of cholera cases and deaths. Countries which have 11 to 20% of their population using unimproved water sources include; South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. 5 of these countries (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe) have reported outbreaks in 2017.

09 Oct 2017 description

3 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities and they include; Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Cumulatively, Tanzania has reported 2697 cases since the beginning of 2017. Countries which have 25 to 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities include: Somalia, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Cumulatively, these countries have reported 83, 346 cases in 2017, and majority of these cases emerging from Somalia.

26 Sep 2017 description

ABOUT RETS:
In situations where people have been forced to flee, the Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) provides vital communications to UNHCR, its partners and the extended humanitarian community. There are currently 250+ users from UNHCR, partners and the wider humanitarian community.

EMERGENCY LEVEL:
UNHCR Level 3 Emergency

25 Sep 2017 description

1 million refugees from South Sudan in Uganda

ABOUT RETS:
In situations where people have been forced to flee, the Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS) provides vital communications to UNHCR, its partners and the extended humanitarian community. There are currently 250+ users from UNHCR, partners and the wider humanitarian community.

EMERGENCY LEVEL:
UNHCR Level 3 Emergency

14 Sep 2017 description

Key Figures

1,355,764 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,235,765 bio-metrically registered
  • 119,999 pending bio-metric registration
12 Sep 2017 description

Burundi

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 202,700

Refugees: 421,7000

In April 2015, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would run for a third term led to a coup attempt and an outbreak of violence in Burundi. More than 624,000 Burundians are displaced either within Burundi due to violence or natural disaster or as refugees and asylum seekers in neighboring countries.

Central African Republic

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): 600,000

Refugees: 481,600

05 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and MapUganda launched a Mapathon on World Refugees Days, bringing together a team of 28 volunteers gathered at ImpactHub in Turkey and a team of humanitarian aid workers in Uganda, including representatives of WFP and UNHCR.

2,550 buildings were identified during the Mapathon in the areas of Boroli, Olua and Ayilo refugee settlements

In coordination with MSF to gather information on the extension of Rhino refugee settlement, planned to host 60,000 refugees.

Key figures of the Mapathon and field data collection:

31 Aug 2017 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water extent in Elegu town and surroundings using a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 23 August 2017. Within the map extent, surface waters extended of about 12% more particularly south and north-west of Elegu where evidences of floods could be observed. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks, and within built-up urban areas because of the characteristics of the satellite data used.

31 Jul 2017 description

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.