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22 Sep 2017 description
On 7 September, the UN Migration Agency transported the first group of 301 refugees to transit centres in Burundi. The second phase of the return assistance is expected to start in November.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
04 Sep 2017 description
Les conclusions, présentées le 4 septembre par trois membres de la Commission, sont le fruit de plusieurs mois d’investigation auprès de plus de 500 témoins, souvent au péril de leur vie.
28 Aug 2017 description
WFP has been forced to reduce food rations for 320,000 refugees in Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu Camps in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
21 Jul 2017 description
The United Nations humanitarian chief today called on the world not to forget the DRC, where millions of girls, boys, women and men are suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.
11 Jul 2017 description
The Family Planning Summit, convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally— including those affected by humanitarian crises.
22 Jun 2017 description
Due to an unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others, Uganda is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
05 Jun 2017 description
Tanzania has volunteered to be a pilot country for the development of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), a game-changing commitment from 193 States agreed at last year’s Summit on Refugees and Migrants.
23 May 2017 description
With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end 2017 – making it potentially the third biggest in Africa.
19 May 2017 description
Amnesty calls on the East African Community to prioritize ending human rights violations in Burundi, and provide the renewed political leadership and commitment needed to end the crisis.
04 May 2017 description
Tackling the pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration.
25 Apr 2017 description
As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda.
18 Apr 2017 description
Members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party, are alleged to have made a call to “make opponents pregnant so that they can give birth to Imbonerakure”.
13 Apr 2017 description
With more than 1.2 million refugees, Uganda is currently Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country. The majority hail from South Sudan, the DR Congo, Burundi and Somalia.
13 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council
Despite progress in implementing the 2013 Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, the persistent activities of illegal armed groups remain a major challenge to security in the region.
11 Apr 2017 description
The pledges announced today will help millions affected by forced displacement, food insecurity, and natural disasters in the Great Lakes region and in the Southern part of the continent.
01 Mar 2017 description
January saw the largest rate of new arrivals in a single month since May 2015, with nearly 19,000 people crossing the border into Tanzania, over three-quarters of whom are Burundian.
27 Feb 2017 description
Most of the 3.2 million people who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries, according to UNHCR.