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World: Aperçu du financement humanitaire, Mars 2019

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale (GHO), publié le 4 décembre 2018 annonçait des besoins en financement de 21,9 milliards de dollars pour 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour les réfugiés et les migrants du Venezuela (RMRP). À la fin du mois de février, les besoins s’élevaient à 22,42 milliards de dollars et, au 31mars, le montant demandé avait atteint 25,11 milliards de dollars. L’augmentation enregistrée ce mois-ci est principalement due à la demande de 3,32 milliards de dollars pour le HRP de la Syrie qui n’avait pas été inclus dans le calcul des besoins globaux en février, la finalisation du Plan de l’Éthiopie et les besoins associés à la réponse du Cyclone tropical Idai au Mozambique. À la fin du mois de mars, le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 140,8 millions, par rapport à 138,8 millions à la fin du mois de février, dans 54 pays.2 Un nombre plus important de personnes sont estimées être dans le besoin en Éthiopie et au Mozambique qu’en février et davantage au Yémen.
Le nombre total de personnes que les plans visent à assister est aujourd’hui de 105,7 millions par rapport à 103,7 millions en février.

L’Appel Éclair pour le Mozambique envisageait une aide à 700 000 des 815 000 personnes affectées par la sécheresse. Ce plan a été révisé suite au passage du Cyclone Idai afin d’aider 1,1 million de personnes de plus. En Éthiopie, 300 000 personnes de plus que le nombre estimé précédemment doivent recevoir une assistance. De même, le nombre de personnes devant recevoir une assistance au Yémen est de 21,4 millions au lieu des 15 millions estimés précédemment. Des millions de personnes au Yémen sont aujourd’hui plus sous l’emprise de la faim, de la maladie et d’une plus grande vulnérabilité qu’il y a un an. En Syrie, le chiffre avancé de 11,2 millions de personnes devant recevoir une assistance a été révisé à la hausse ce mois-ci pour atteindre 11,7 millions de personnes.

South Sudan: South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 March 2019)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: South Sudan

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In March, inter-agency teams responded to humanitarian needs across the country. Notably, they reached Mugwo County in Central Equatoria and Koch, ...

Uganda: UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report – March 2019

Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda

Highlights

  • Uganda remains free of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as of March 2019. UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) in extending the National Ebola Preparedness Plan through to September 2019 due to the continued risk of disease importation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  • During the reporting period, 43,364 children (20,249 boys and 23,115 girls) were immunized against measles in refugee-hosting districts.

  • A total of 399 unaccompanied and separated refugee children (199 boys and 200 girls) in alternative care placements in West Nile benefitted from follow-up visits, placements, and referrals by UNICEF and partners.

  • UNICEF, in collaboration with MoH and Uganda’s Infectious Diseases Institute, conducted mentorship and coaching for 45 health workers in West Nile focusing on the elimination of motherto-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (e-MTCT) among refugees and host communities.

  • Concerns about the food security and the nutrition situation in Karamoja and Teso have been raised due to drier-than-usual conditions in March and forecasts of below-average rainfall for April.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

According to UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Uganda is host to 1,223,033 refugees as of 28 February 2019, with 95 per cent living in settlements in 11 of Uganda’s 128 districts, and five per cent living in Kampala. Sixty per cent of the refugee population are children. Most refugees are from either South Sudan (801,555), the DRC (326,383), or Burundi (36,256). According to UNHCR, while the refugee influx from South Sudan to Uganda continues, there are recent reports of voluntary returns to South Sudan. UNHCR and OPM are following up with colleagues in South Sudan to ensure the safety of voluntary returnees. If such information is confirmed, the Uganda contingency plan for refugees from South Sudan will be revised accordingly.

Ebola Preparedness and Response Overview: Uganda remains Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) free as of March 2019, although the risk of EVD importation remains very high given the continuous spread of EVD in DRC and significant cross-border population movements from DRC into Uganda. Surveillance of border points and community-based surveillance for EVD continues, including coordinated cross-border contact tracing, to ensure prompt detection of EVD cases and timely initiation of management and control activities.

Measles Overview: Uganda continues to experience measles outbreaks in 38 districts (nine of which are refugee-hosting). Outbreaks are attributed to frequent stock-outs of measles vaccines at the district and health facility levels, compounded by irregular outreach activities. The basic causes are related to chronic underfunding of traditional vaccines, stagnated funding for primary health care services in the context of rapid population growth, and delayed implementation of measles Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs).

Climate change: Concerns about the food security and nutrition situation in Karamoja and Teso have been raised due to drier-than-usual conditions in March and forecasts of below-average rainfall for April. The impact of poor rainfall on food security and nutrition could be serious as 2019 could become a second failed season for Karamoja after a below-average season in 2018. SAM admissions in the last few months have shown a higher trend than in previous years.

The District Water Officers in Nakapiripit, Kaabong, Amudat and Moroto do report some water stress although figures are not provided yet. In Loro sub county in Amudat a number of boreholes have dried up, forcing people to move long distances in search for water; while in Nakapiripirt, the pressure from incoming cattle from the Pokots from Kenya, is being felt and some pastoralists migrated with their herds to Teso.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: République démocratique du Congo : UNHCR Mise à Jour Intermediaire (1 – 15 mars 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan

Ce document fournit une mise à jour intermédiaire sur les principaux évènements ayant lieu entre la publication mensuelle des rapports opérationnels du HCR.

Réfugiés

■ A la mi-mars, 2,060 Sud Soudanais ont été relocalisés au site de Biringi. La plupart des réfugiés sont arrivés lors de l’afflux qui a eu lieu début février. Certains étaient présents depuis des années en RDC le long de la frontière et ont décidé de quitter la zone frontalière suite aux appels des autorités congolaises.

■ Suite à une tempête ayant eu lieu le 9-10 mars, 222 abris de réfugiés ont été détruits au sein du camp de Mole en province du Sud Ubangi, accueillant près de 15,000 réfugiés centrafricains. Il y a un besoin de réhabiliter ces structures afin d’éviter que les réfugiés vivent dans des conditions de promiscuité.

■ En Province du Nord Ubangi, six moulins ont été mis à disposition de six associations de personnes ayant des besoins spécifiques vivant au sein et hors des camps. Chaque association est composée de dix membres (sept réfugiés centrafricains et trois locaux), avec pour objectif de créer des activités génératrices de revenus et favoriser la coexistence pacifique.

■ Afin de lutter contre les violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre (VSBG) et en réponse à de récents cas de VSBG à Lusenda et Mulongwe au Sud Kivu, le HCR, son partenaire de mise en œuvre War Child et les comités locaux de femmes ont organisé des séances de sensibilisation ciblant 774 participants (650 au site de Mulongwe et 124 au camp de Lusenda).

■ Au Sud Kivu, 872 enfants inscrits dans quatre différentes écoles secondaires (527 burundais et 345 congolais) et leurs enseignants ont participé à des séances de sensibilisation organisées par War Child sur les thématiques de la violence à l’école, l’égalité des sexes et les mariages précoces.

■ Le HCR continue ses efforts afin de d’améliorer l’accès à l’éducation des enfants réfugiés et congolais. Avec son partenaire de mise en œuvre Action Aid, le HCR a pu distribuer 7,251 uniformes scolaires à des élèves inscrits dans des écoles primaires (5,471 réfugiés et 712 congolais) et secondaires (831 réfugiés et 237 congolais) à Lusenda et Mulongwe.

■ 77 réfugiés rwandais ont volontairement été rapatriés du Nord Kivu. Ces chiffres restent provisoires, en attente d’être vérifiés par le Rwanda.

Congolais retournés

■ L'Organisation Internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a commencé à transporter des congolais retournés et expulsés de l’Angola, en utilisant les listes de profilage finalisées en décembre dernier par le partenaire War Child, la CNR et les autorités migratoires. Une liste de 417 individus sur les 6,463 recensés a été partagée avec l’OIM.

South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2018

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo

2018 IN REVIEW

This Annual Report presents information about the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund during the
2018 calendar year. Howeve...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: WFP ships China’s contributions to Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan

Source: World Food Programme
Country: China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan

SHANGHAI – The World Food Programme has shipped thousands of tons of rice donated by China to Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to help address their food security challenges.
This is part of China’s food assistance this year which also covers The Republic of Congo and Lesotho. The five countries are facing a range of issues that can impact food security, including armed conflict, climate-related disasters and sluggish economies. The assistance will mainly support displaced people and refugees, many of whom are women and children.

A departure ceremony was organized by the WFP China Office on April 12th at a port in Shanghai, eastern China, to recognize China’s significant contributions.

“China’s support enables us to expand our work and to reach more people in urgent need of food assistance,” Qu Sixi, Representative of WFP China Office, said during the ceremony. “We hope to further strengthen our partnership with China and make joint efforts towards achieving zero hunger.”

Said Jama Mire, Charge d’affaires of Somali Embassy to China, also expressed his gratitude. “We are very grateful for China's support for this food donation to Somalia and other African brothers,” he said. “Also I would like to thank World Food Programme for their great support to Somali people.”

China’s contributions have enabled the WFP to purchase more than 8,700 tons of rice in China and other food globally that will benefit approximately 300,000 vulnerable people in these African countries. Established last year, China International Development Cooperation Agency or CIDCA is China’s new governmental agency that oversees foreign aid.

“When African’s need is highest, the help from China will always be timely. It is in line with the principle of sincerity, real results and good faith and the principle of pursuing the greater good and shared interests, “ said Tian Lin, Director General of CIDCA’s Department of International Cooperation. “It is a reflection of the brotherhood between Chinese and African people to share good times and bad times. It is a follow-up action of the 2018 Beijing Summit of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), aiming to help Africa to realize food security and sustainable development, and build a community with a shared future for China and Africa,”

Wang Yu, Deputy Director General of the Department of Outbound Investment and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM said that as the Ministry overseeing the execution of China foreign aid projects, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has cooperated a lot with WFP in the area of humanitarian assistance. “This assistance brings hope and relief to developing countries suffering from natural disasters and conflicts,” she said. . “So I think today’s departure of Chinese food assistance from Shanghai is a very good example of China’s efforts to promote the shared future of mankind.”

Contact

For more information please contact (email address: firstname.lastname@wfp.org):

Wei Xiangnan, WFP/China, +86 185 1358 7633

South Sudan: UNHCR South Sudan Factsheet – March 2019

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan

44,000+ Refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

18,000+ Refugee children were vaccinated against Polio during the first round of National Immunization days in Upper Nile and Unity.

2,500+ Solar lanterns were distributed to female headed households and persons at risk in Unity.

Working with Partners in 2019

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • In the refugee response, the main government counterparts are the Ministry of Interior and the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA). Implementing partners in 2019 are: Action Africa Help International (AAHI), Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA), Association of Christian Resource Organisation Serving Sudan (ACROSS), Agence d'Aide à la Coopération Technique et au Développement (ACTED), CARE International, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Humanitarian Development Consortium (HDC), International Medical Corps (IMC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Relief International (RI), Samaritan’s Purse (SP), Save the Children International (SCI), United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), and World Vision International (WVI).

  • In the IDP response, the main government counterpart is the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC). Implementing partners in 2019 are: Action Africa Help International (AAHI), United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Humanity & Inclusion (HI), Humanitarian Development Consortium (HDC), INTERSOS, Nile Hope, Hope Restoration (HRSS), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Women Development Group (WDG), IsraAID, and International Rescue Committee (IRC).

  • Within the Inter-Agency Cluster System for IDP response, UNHCR in South Sudan is the Protection Cluster Lead (with NRC co-lead), Co-Lead of the CCCM Cluster along with IOM and ACTED, and undertakes active participation in the Shelter/NFI Cluster.

  • On the prevention of statelessness, UNHCR’s main counterpart is the Directorate of Nationality, Passports, and Immigration (DNPI).

  • UNHCR maintains operational partnerships with CAFOD, Caritas, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), FAO, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), MEDAIR, Médecins Sans Frontières (France, Belgium, Swiss, Holland), Mentor Initiative, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), OXFAM, REACH, UNAIDS, UNOCHA, UN-Habitat, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNMAS, UNMISS, WFP, WHO, Women for Women International and UN Women.

Sudan: Sudan: Food Assistance Fact Sheet – Updated April 9, 2019

Source: US Agency for International Development
Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, United States of America

SITUATION

• The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis projectsthat nearly 5.8 million people will experience Crisi...

World: Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 Monthly Funding Update – March 2019

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMPP). By the end of February, requirements had reached $22.42 billion and as at 31 March the amount requested had risen to $25.11 billion. The escalation this month is principally due to the requirement of $3.32 billion for the Syria HRP, which was not part of the calculation of overall requirements in February; the finalization of the Ethiopia plan; and the requirements for Tropical Cyclone Idai response in Mozambique.

As at the end of March, 140.8 million people, as against to 138.8 million at the end of February, are estimated to be in need in 54 countries.

More people are calculated to be in need in Ethiopia and Mozambique than in February, and more in Yemen.

The overall number of people the plans aim to assist is now 105.7 million as compared to 103.7 million in February. The Flash Appeal for Mozambique envisaged aiding 700,000 of the 815,000 drought affected people. That plan has been revised, following the passage of Cyclone Idai, to aid a further 1.1 million people. In Ethiopia, 300,000 people over and above the number estimated previously are to receive assistance. In addition, the number of people to receive assistance in Yemen has increased to 21.4 million people, rather than the 15 million previously estimated. Millions of people in Yemen are now hungrier, sicker and more vulnerable than a year ago. In Syria, the figure of 11.2 million people to receive assistance put forth in February has been revised this month to 11.7 million.

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