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17 Jan 2019 description

During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.

Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.

17 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

By Fiston Mahamba Freelance journalist based in Goma

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second deadliest in history, killing more than 400 people and infecting hundreds more. Its location in both an active conflict zone and a busy border region has created what one of those leading the response describes as a “perfect storm” of risk for central Africa.

16 Jan 2019 description

27-29 November 2018, Kampala, Uganda – One of the key objectives of the joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) is to build technical capacity at the national level on the use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) tools to guide evidence-based investment decisions in agriculture based on quantitative methods.

16 Jan 2019 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.

16 Jan 2019 description

New grant to support the construction of WASH facilities at health centres and schools to meet national standards

KAMPALA, WEDNESDAY, 16 January 2019 – Nearly 20,000 children in West Nile will benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, thanks to a grant from the Government of Iceland.

16 Jan 2019 description

Major fraud and corruption in Uganda’s operations will come at a steep cost to all refugees.

Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed fraud and corruption within Uganda refugee operations.

16 Jan 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Countries of asylum hosting refugees from the DRC have been generous in maintaining an open-door policy and in securing asylum to old and new population groups. Protracted displacement, however, continues to deplete already limited national and local resources. Existing camps and sites in asylum countries are overcrowded. Some 60,000 Congolese refugees have specific needs and problems, a significant proportion are children who are at risk or who require additional support.

16 Jan 2019 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2018 Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2018 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

16 Jan 2019 description

by Nita Bhalla | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Accommodation in Nairobi, where LGBT+ refugees were forced to flee after attacks at a camp, was criticised as unsanitary and crowded

NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.

15 Jan 2019 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 15 janvier 2019 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et 35 partenaires lancent un appel de fonds conjoint d’un montant de 296 millions de dollars pour fournir, en 2019, une aide désespérément nécessaire à 345 000 réfugiés burundais dans les pays voisins.

15 Jan 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and 35 partners are today jointly appealing for US$296 million to provide desperately needed aid in 2019 to some 345,000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries.

Burundi is one of the most neglected refugee situations globally. And measurably so: in 2018 it was among the world’s least-funded.

14 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 (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

14 Jan 2019 description

President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled his pledge of Shs.190 million support to 38 families in Usuk County Katakwi District in Teso Sub-Region that lost their relatives at the hands of marauding Karimojong cattle rustlers in 2001 and 2003. Each family got Shs.5 million from the President.

The slain people died in 2 separate attacks on Ngariam Internally Displaced People’s camp in 2001 in which 17 people were killed and in 2003 as the rustlers’ attacked Opeuraudot IDP camp that saw 21 people lose their lives.

14 Jan 2019 description

1,067 IDPs Profiled during a profiling exercise at UNMISS Bor Protection of Civilian site.

12,000+ Households with identified persons with specific needs received non-food items (NFIs) across South Sudan during the reporting period.

10 Peace outreach visits took place throughout Maban county, conducted by UNHCR and the Joint Peace Committee.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

291,824 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 December 2018.

13 Jan 2019 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationTeddy Atim, Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University