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16 Apr 2019 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 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Humanitarian crises in South Sudan Humanitarian crises in North East Nigeria
- Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Cholera outbreak in Kenya
- Measles outbreak in Madagascar.

15 Apr 2019 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have been working to provide needed programming at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. Missionaries provide for basic needs while also providing primary and secondary education along with a new vocational school that launched in January 2019.

15 Apr 2019 description

MIGRANT BASELINE

The 24th round of DTM data collection in Libya took place in January and February 2019. DTM identified at least 666,717 migrants currently present in Libya. Migrants were identified in all 100 municipalities, within 570 communities and originated from more than 38 countries.

This edition of DTM’s Migrant Report includes a new health surveillance component integrated under the Flow Monitoring Survey methodology to better understand the health conditions and challenges migrants face in Libya, please refer to page 15 for more details.

15 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:

• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons

• SIM Registration

• Know Your Customer Rules

• Mobile Money

• Data Protection

15 Apr 2019 description

In Numbers

14,517 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.8m cash-based transfers made

US$ 30.4m six months (March – August 2019) net funding requirements

1.2 million people assisted in February 2019

Operational Updates

15 Apr 2019 description

Context

  • About 2.3 million South Sudanese have sought refuge in one of the neighbouring countries of Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • Although there is neither facilitation nor promotion of refugee returns to South Sudan, as the current conditions is not yet conducive for durable, safe and dignified returns, reports on spontaneous refugee returns continue to be received.

12 Apr 2019 description

Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Mark Lowcock, a approuvé jeudi l'octroi de 125 millions de dollars du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour appuyer des opérations d’assistance dans 13 situations d'urgence sous-financées.

12 Apr 2019 description

Drought conditions remain in southern Africa as abnormal dryness strengthens across the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Africa Overview

12 Apr 2019 description

12 February 2019, ENTEBBE, Uganda: The 51st Greater Horn Of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 51) for March, April and May organized by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) in collaboration with the Uganda National Meteorological Agency (UNMA) and partners on “Preparedness actions to climate related risks for safe and resilient communities” closed today in Entebbe, Uganda.

11 Apr 2019 description

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has allocated $125 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2019 first Underfunded Emergencies round to assist some 9 million people in neglected crises across thirteen countries. This is the largest underfunded allocation in CERF history, made possible by the increasing generosity and diversity of donors to the fund.

This allocation round marks the first time country proposals have given specific consideration to addressing four chronically neglected areas, following recommendations by the ERC:

11 Apr 2019 description

11 April 2019, Washington D.C.: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock approved today the allocation of US$125 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the response in 13 underfunded emergencies (UFE). This is the largest underfunded allocation in CERF history, made possible by the increasing generosity and diversity of donors to the fund.

11 Apr 2019 description

While the overall numbers of internally displaced people and refugees remained static from the previous month, population movements were reported in March within South Sudan and across its borders.

11 Apr 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Kidnapping data trends

• The number of kidnappings and individual aid workers who were kidnapped peaked in April 2018. July, August and September also recorded high numbers of kidnappings.

• Between February and May, 36 aid workers were kidnapped while travelling in Central and Western Equatoria states in South Sudan. Many incidents occurred when agencies entered previously inaccessible areas where there have been reports of conflict parties accusing aid workers of spying.

10 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

Le présent document est un Plan opérationnel dont le but est d’orienter la stratégie de réponse humanitaire à la crise dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri pour les six prochains mois (janvier-juin 2019).