WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 - The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-stunting districts.
Cash-based Interventions were launched in Mulongwe site, through provider Vodacash. 711 households received SIM cards (out of 850 households planned) which will allow them to receive multi-purpose cash for shelter, education and to start incomegenerating activities.
On 15th March, 78 recently arrived vulnerable refugees from CAR staying with host families in Gbadolite area, were relocated to Inke camp, to ensure better access to assistance.
The UNHCR Representation in Rwanda expresses its appreciations to the Government of Rwanda for fulfilling the wishes of the Burundian displaced persons to return in safety and dignity.
Over 2,500 Burundians, who had entered Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on March 7, have expressed their willingness to return home.
UNHCR has been informed by the members of the group that the decision to return is voluntary.
More than 13,118 cholera / AWD cases and 201 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.
430, 087 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 31 January 2018.
766 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in January 2018, in addition to 13,102 assisted to return in 2017.
1218 Burundian refugee arrivals recorded in January 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
Some 430,000 Burundian refugees are being hosted across the region by the governments and people of Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.
Refugees in DRC as of 28 February 2018
Internally Displaced People in DRC as of 31 December 2017
■ During the reporting period, 584 recently arrived refugees were transferred to Mulongwe site from transit centers, bringing the total number of refugees accommodated in the site to 3,246.
Bruxelles, le 26 mars 2018
L'Union européenne renforce son aide humanitaire face à la crise en République démocratique du Congo.
La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd'hui l'octroi d'une aide d'urgence de 49,5 millions d'euros afin de faire face à l'aggravation de la crise humanitaire en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Un montant supplémentaire de 10,9 millions d'euros sera alloué aux pays voisins (Tanzanie, Rwanda et République du Congo), principalement pour venir en aide aux réfugiés congolais.
Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et 30 de ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé, ce 23 mars 2018, un appel de fonds d’un montant de 504 millions de dollars américains pour venir en aide aux personnes contraintes de fuir l’une des crises de réfugiés les plus complexes, les plus difficiles et les plus oubliées au monde : la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Officials and volunteers race against time to mobilize resources and staff for the launch of the vast nationwide exercise.
More than 1 million refugees who fled war and persecution for the safety of Uganda are being verified in the biggest exercise of its kind in the history of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
At Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, up to 3,000 people a day are already wending their way through a series of tents as part of the pilot.
In this issue of the UN Migration Agency Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa bulletin, we reflect on our water and sanitation work in the region.
IOM, with support of its partner, has been providing life-saving water and sanitation services to displaced persons, refugees and host communities in the region.
More than 11,181 cholera / AWD cases and 186 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.7%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
20 March 2018, Kigali – Nearly two hundred participants from East and Southern African (ESA) countries including EPI managers and partners are attending a three day annual EPI Managers’ Meeting for ESA in Kigali, Rwanda, to deliberate on the progress and remaining challenges in immunization in the sub region, in order to reduce morbidity, mortality and disabilities due to vaccine preventable diseases.
They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy and HIV, being safe from male aggression, living and loving in peace and harmony, and having a better future than their parents.
Violence in Djugu Territory (Ituri Province), escalated and forced a large number of Congolese to flee to neighboring territories and the city of Bunia, while others crossed Lake Albert by boat to Uganda.
Two new UNHCR Field Offices, in Bondo and Monga, were opened to provide better protection and assistance to new arrivals from the Central African Republic in remote areas of Bas-Uele Province.
INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS
This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.
FAITS SAILLANTS :
Malgré les interventions, situation humanitaire toujours critique sur l’axe Lulimba-Nyange (Fizi)
Départ des quelque 2 500 demandeurs d’asile burundais de Kamanyola vers le Rwanda
Aperçu de la situation