Aperçu de la situation
La situation humanitaire dans le département du Pool en République du Congo, a pris un tournant positif en fin de 2017, lorsqu'un accord de cessez-le-feu a été conclu entre les parties au conflit. La population de quatre des huit districts du Pool touchés par le conflit reste inaccessibles mais aucun affrontement n'a été signalé depuis fin 2017.
Rwandan refugees: The cessation clause invoked by the Republic of Congo (in June 2013) has come to effect on 1 st January 2018. The cessation process impacted about 9,200 Rwandan refugees who were living in RoC since 1997.
CAR refugees: A cross border meeting was organized with UNHCR CAR to prepare the repatriation of 600 CAR refugees.
IDPs: 6 670 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Pool Department have been assisted.
4.49 million People displaced within DRC
630,500 Congolese refugees hosted in the region
78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children
8 Countries covered in this Appeal
- 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
- 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
- 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND
• Number of IDPs in CAR increases by 70 percent since early 2017
• Relief activities suspended following NGO attacks in Kabo, up to 100,000 people affected
• 2018 HRP for CAR targets 1.9 million people —nearly half the country’s population
180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation
WFP food distribution continues in Pool department.
WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is in urgent need of funding.
Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a smallholder farmers project with the Government to promote a homegrown school feeding programme.
A budget revision is ongoing to merge and extend the Pool and the CAR refugees operations in a single EMOP through 2018.
Women and children in the West and Central Africa region remain vulnerable to a range of humanitarian crises, including lack of access to basic social services, forced displacement, drought, flooding, epidemics and acute malnutrition. Conflicts in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Lake Chad Basin have led to mass displacement, both internally and across borders. More than 8 million people across the region—more than half of whom are children—are displaced.1 The nutrition crisis in the Sahel continues to place the most marginalized children at risk.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Overall favourable weather conditions benefited crops in 2017
Inflation rates forecast to further decrease in 2018
Refugees from Central African Republic estimated at 50 000 as of end-October 2017
Cereal harvests in 2017 estimated at near-average level