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15 Aug 2018 description

781,697 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.

BASIC INFORMATION

POPULATION FIGURES

  • The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA, 15 août 2018 – La Suède accorde son soutien aux programmes Santé et Protection de l’enfant de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans le cadre d’un nouvel accord de partenariat d’un montant de 12,2 millions de dollars américains, signé le 8 août 2018 à Kinshasa.

15 Aug 2018 description

The Gaza Strip faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, impacting the livelihoods and access to essential services by its two million residents. This crisis has been driven by over 11 years of an Israeli blockade and an unsolved internal Palestinian divide, exacerbated since March 2018 by the massive increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations taking place near Israel’s perimeter fence, as well as limited escalations in hostilities.

15 Aug 2018 description

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 30 June 2018, 781,697 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.

From 1 January to 30 June 2018 alone, some 112,401 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda,
Burundi and Zambia.

15 Aug 2018 description
report ACTED

Contexte L’axe Kasheke-Luzira-Lushebere, est situé dans la chefferie de Bukavu, dans la zone de santé de Kalehe, territoire de Kalehe, province du Sud-Kivu. Plusieurs alertes avaient fait état de la présence de près de 2500 ménages déplacés sur l’axe Kasheke-LuziraLushebere depuis fin mai et début juin 2018. Suite à une concertation avec OCHA, ACTED a mené une étude exploratoire du 2 au 4 juillet 2018 afin d’identifier l’ampleur des mouvements sur l’axe.

15 Aug 2018 description

The Gaza Strip faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, impacting the livelihoods and access to essential services by its two million residents. This crisis has been driven by over 11 years of an Israeli blockade and an unsolved internal Palestinian divide, exacerbated since March 2018 by the massive increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations taking place near Israel’s perimeter fence, as well as limited escalations in hostilities.

15 Aug 2018 description

In June, UNHCR biometrically registered 1,372 Burundian refugees, and 313 newly-arrived South Sudanese refugees.

The relocation and biometric registration of some 12,000 refugees residing in highly insecure border areas of Dungu Territory (Haut-Uélé Province) was a pressing priority but remained on hold due to the lack of funding and questions relating to the area of their relocation.

15 Aug 2018 description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Government of White Nile State and the Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources (HCENR) celebrated on 31st of July the handing over of the first installment of farmers' risk insurance payouts as part of Climate Risk Financing Project supported by Least Development Countries Fund (LDCF).

15 Aug 2018 description

Maroua, Cameroon, 14 August 2018—A total of 30 municipalities in northern Cameroon, a region badly affected by the activities of the terrorist group Boko Haram, have joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, being part of the 9,000 member strong grouping.

15 Aug 2018 description

Introduction

The Syrian conflict has forced more than 5 million Syrians out of their country, with Egypt, Iraq,
Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey hosting the majority of those displaced. Currently, 666,113 Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Jordan, comprising about 8% of the overall population in Jordan, and adding to Iraqi and Palestinian refugees who previously sought safety in the Kingdom. Of this number, the majority (78%) resides in urban and rural settings outside of camps, struggling to meet their basic needs without external assistance.

15 Aug 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency applauds yesterday’s decision by the Government of Malta to permit the disembarkation of 141 asylum-seekers and migrants rescued on the Central Mediterranean by an NGO boat, the Aquarius. We also commend those European countries who have come forward to offer relocation places for rescued passengers post-disembarkation. This demonstrates the benefits that can be reaped from a collaborative approach.

15 Aug 2018 description

KABUL - The Taliban’s attack against Ghazni city, and the subsequent fighting in densely populated urban spaces, has again caused terrible suffering to civilians caught in the conflict. Equally unacceptable, the fight for the city of Ghazni has exacerbated deep-rooted wounds dividing Afghan communities at a time when cohesion is more crucial than ever before.

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN Security Council

Annex to the letter dated 10 August 2018 from the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor

PRESS RELEASE

(Dated: 10 August 2018)

15 Aug 2018 description

by Sonia Elks | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Authorities arrested 24 people on suspicion of human trafficking and held another 61 for other offences

LONDON, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children trapped in modern slavery are being failed, campaigners said on Tuesday after European authorities found dozens of suspected trafficking victims in a region-wide crackdown, one aged just two.

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, publicly naming and shaming States which have fallen short of their human rights obligations.

His appointment by the Secretary-General back in 2014 was a landmark: he became the first Asian, Muslim and Arab ever to hold the post.