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13 Feb 2019 description

Prepared by: Tim Bene, Team Leader; Dorcas Robinson, Fatima Laanouni, Karen Bahr Caballero, Ben Murphy and Dave Wilson

13 Feb 2019 description

Landmark UNDP-backed initiative launched to strengthen climate-resilient food security and reduce poverty for 3 million smallholder farmers in Zambia

11 Feb 2019 description

to assist
235 350 people

FAO requires
USD 18.1 million

January – December 2019

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas, and continues to cause significant population displacement in the region.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

10 Feb 2019 description
report UN News Service

À la veille du Sommet de l'Union africaine (UA) à Addis-Abeba, l’UNICEF a appelé samedi les États africains à jouer un rôle de premier plan dans la protection et l’autonomisation des enfants d’Afrique déracinés.

09 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

On eve of African Union Summit, UNICEF urges African States to lead in the protection and empowerment of uprooted children

Download the UNICEF data snapshot, photos and b-roll here: https://uni.cf/2EktmCU

06 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

- 7 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 941 cholera cases and 8 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.9%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Apart from Kenya, outbreaks from the rest of the countries spilled over from 2018. Kenya accounts for 60.8% (572) of the total cases reported this year, followed by Somalia at 21% (198). In 2019, highest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been recorded in Zimbabwe at 8.9%.

05 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Luisa Natali, Fidelia Dake and Amber Peterman
Luisa Natali and Amber Peterman are Social Policy Consultants at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Fidelia Dake is a Transfer Project Fellow and Lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Ghana

04 Feb 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region

As of 31 December 2018, 814,975 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 December 2018 alone, some 159,074 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi, Zambia and Kenya.

31 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

8.4 million people food insecure in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique

4.1 million people to receive food, cash or vouchers to address immediate lean season needs

Additional USD 72 million required to meet the food needs in the six countries over the lean season (until April 2019)


• Immediate and strengthened action is required as the lean season approaches its peak. WFP continues to scale up its food assistance programmes across the region.

31 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

371.3 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 6.7m (January to June) six months net funding requirements

159,512 people assisted in December 2018

Operational Updates

29 Jan 2019 description


La crise humanitaire reste aiguë en raison de la persistance des conflits armés impliquant communautés, groupes armés et FARDC, et des défis socioéconomiques. Bien qu’une accalmie sécuritaire dans certaines zones ait favorisé une diminution des nouveaux déplacements et une augmentation des retours, les défis humanitaires perdurent et leur gravité reste préoccupante: en 2018, le nombre de personnes dans le besoin s’élève à 12,8 millions.

29 Jan 2019 description

After negotiations among UNHCR, WFP and CNR, cash-for-food assistance will resume at Meri settlement in 2019, albeit temporarily, and under certain security conditions.

In epidemic-prone South Kivu, UNHCR rehabilitated a cholera treatment unit, built a rehydration point, sensitized 20,000 people on HIV, cholera and Ebola, and distributed information leaflets in refugee camps and settlements.

27 Jan 2019 description

By Rachel Penner

A Life-saving Project

Cyclic poverty and the AIDS epidemic in Zambia have left countless children orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable. This is why CMMB’s Kusamala project is so critical. In partnership with the Government Republic of Zambia (GRZ), this child protection project is aimed at strengthening Zambia’s capacity to provide care, and provide stable, protective, nurturing family environments for children.

24 Jan 2019 description

534.828 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

3.053 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda en 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

24 Jan 2019 description

534,828 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

3,053 refugees voluntary returned from DRC to Rwanda in 2018.

Working with Partners

■ Together with the DRC Government, working closely with the National Commission for Refugees (CNR), UNHCR ensures international protection and delivery of multi assistance to persons of concern.