Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
The global food crisis of 2007-2008 was characterized by a sharp spike in the prices of most commodities, including staple grains. This analysis examines the degree to which changes in world food markets influence the price of staple foods in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis is based on more than 60 price series from 11 African countries. After examining price trends over 2007-2008, we use an error correction model to estimate the degree of price transmission.
X Outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) confirmed in Uganda
X Suspected outbreak of Plague reported in Tanzania
Can you get used to living with war? Probably, in the same way that you can somehow get used to living with physical pain, with constant stress, with disturbing noises. You get used to it, you bear with it in silence, because you have no other choice. You don't know of any alternative.
One thing is for sure: the surrounding world can "get used" to protracted conflict. The international community, the media, the aid organisations - they can all turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to suffering that does not have any news value.
Repatriation from the DRC (refugees)
Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by country of asylum
Repatriation to the DRC (Congolese nationals) - by Province of return
UNHCR DRC - General
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
Together with the DRC Government authorities, in particular the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR manages and provides humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons. Within the collaborative IDP cluster approach, support is delivered jointly with MONUC, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, and FAO, among other agencies and NGOs. UNHCR leads the Protection cluster and with UNDP co-leads the Reintegration and Community Recovery cluster.
Faits saillants :
Les enlèvements d'enfants par la LRA continuent dans les Uele.
In developing countries where access to and use of renewable natural resources essential to rural livelihoods are highly contested, improving cooperation in their management is increasingly seen as an important element in strategies for peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and longer-term social-ecological resilience.
FACTS & FIGURES
- There have been 874 cases globally this year (794 type 1 and 80 type 3), compared with 1,503 cases at this time last year (464 type 1 and 1,039 type 3).
- 20 countries have reported cases in 2010, compared with 23 at this time last year.
UNHCR operational highlights
- UNHCR and Nord-Kivu's provincial government led a joint operation for the voluntary return of IDPs living in camps. In 2010, approximately 36,065 IDPs returned to their zones of origin or of choice.
Nomadic peoples are often, if not universally, perceived as a problem by the governments of the nation states who have responsibility for them; this is particularly so in the case of the three nations with which this report is concerned, viz: Kenya, Uganda and (southern) Sudan. The pastoralist societies within the Karamajong cluster have been unable to adequately defend themselves politically against claims that they, the pastoralists, are responsible for the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in East Africa.
- An outbreak of yellow fever has been confirmed in northern Uganda; 189 cases with 48 deaths reported as of the end of December 2010
- Over 300 households in Napak and Moroto districts have been affected by fire outbreaks
- Flooding and waterlogging destroyed more than 19,000 acres of crops in Pader in November 2010
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 11 of Security Council resolution 1590 (2005), in which the Council requested that it be kept regularly informed of progress made in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in the Sudan.
Nouvelles en bref
- Le HCR et le gouvernement provincial du Nord-Kivu ont conduit conjointement des opérations de retour volontaire des déplacés internes vivant dans les camps. En 2010, ce sont environ 36.065 déplacés internes qui sont ainsi rentrés dans leurs zones d'origine ou de choix.
Le cluster logistique a mené ses activités en 2010, en rapport avec ses objectifs: faciliter le transport de l'aide humanitaire vers les plus vulnérables ; améliorer l'accès des humanitaires aux bénéficiaires ; renforcer les capacités logistiques de la communauté humanitaire et sa réaction en cas d'urgence.
La crise dans le district du Sud Ubangui en province d'Equateur a conduit le cluster logistique à augmenter les capacités logistiques pour l'acheminement de l'assistance humanitaire dans cette région.
Overall, the food security situation in the region is still slightly improving, confirming the trend registered over the past 3-4 months. Those improvements follow the above-normal to normal harvests from the past long rains season and good rangeland conditions.
This on-line newsletter gathers information about about the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR) and its partners' activities in Africa.
Human Rights Council
Agenda item 2
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
The present report provides an update of the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since its reports in 2010 to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/13/26) and to the General Assembly (A/65/36). It focuses on implementation of the six thematic priorities established by the Office for 2010/11.
This report is based on information received from the Government, Kenya Red Cross (KRC),National Steering Committee ( NSC), CEWARN, United Nations, Media and other humanitarian partners in the field. The report may therefore not capture all the incidents which occurred.
The cumulative number of people killed between January and 23 December 2010 during resource based conflicts in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) reached 179. The figure is lower compared to the past two years. Four hundred and twelve killings were reported during the year 2008 and 364 killings in 2009.
NAIROBI, 29 December 2010 (IRIN) - Here is a selection of our best stories of the past year from central and eastern Africa, chosen to reflect the diversity of humanitarian issues affecting the vast region. They range from coverage of historical landmarks with global repercussions, such as Southern Sudan's imminent referendum, to a project that makes a big difference to just a few people in a Kenyan slum.