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18 Feb 2017 description

Goma – 14 February, 2017 – These activities were taking place at the heart of the 2017 edition of the Amani Peace Festival that ended recently in the North Kivu Provincial capital of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The crowd-pulling event opened a door for MONUSCO to intensify HIV sensitization and to encourage activities that could bring about behaviour change among the youths.

17 Feb 2017 description

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, clashes between security forces and Bundu Dia Mayala elements erupted in Kinshasa on February 13 and continued the next day. Reportedly, four people were killed and about 30 others injured. Again, many provinces saw attacks by armed groups over the past weeks.

17 Feb 2017 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to diseases outbreaks and other public health occurrences along the country’s border with Angola.

16 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa, New York, Brussels and Paris, 16 February 2017: The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) are increasingly concerned by the continuing impasse in the dialogue among the political stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) related to the implementation modalities of the 31 December political agreement.

16 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa, New York, Bruxelles et Paris, le 16 février 2017: L'Union africaine (UA), les Nations unies, l'Union européenne (UE) et l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) sont de plus en plus préoccupées par l'impasse persistante dans le dialogue entre les parties prenantes politiques en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) sur les modalités de mise en œuvre de l'Accord politique du 31 décembre.

14 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

14 février 2017 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme (HCDH) s'est dit mardi profondément préoccupé par le nombre élevé de décès signalés dans la province du Kasaï central, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), qui, si cela est confirmé, suggère un usage excessif et disproportionné de la force par les soldats congolais.

14 Feb 2017 description

Brazzaville, 14 February 2017 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases were reported from both countries for the past six months.

14 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 13 février 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : éclairer le Comité de Coordination de la mise en œuvre des programmes de sécurité alimentaire et d’éducation exécutés respectivement dans les Diocèses Kindu, Kisantu et Kongolo, ainsi que Butembo-Beni, Uvira et Wamba, tel est l’objectif principal de la réunion des partenaires de la Caritas Norvège ouverte lundi au centre d’accueil Caritas à Kinshasa. Celle-ci se veut la poursuite de deux réunions de coordination tenue au dernier trimestre 2016.

14 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were being held.

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14 Feb 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell
Location: Geneva
Date: 14 February 2017

(1) Democratic Republic of Congo

There are troubling reports that soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed at least 101 people during clashes with members of a local militia between 9 and 13 February.

13 Feb 2017 description

« Venez, venez, c’est l’heure ! » Cet appel est lancé toutes les semaines par les habitants dans les quartiers de Mambasa pour suivre l’émission de maitre Glody Bonyoma. Glody est un jeune avocat dynamique à la tête de la clinique juridique de Mambasa, une localité située à 170 km de Bunia. Chaque semaine il anime une émission de sensibilisation sur les ondes de la radio communautaire de Mambasa. L’objectif ? Informer le plus largement possible la population sur les mesures à prendre en cas de viols et pour lutter contre l’impunité.

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

13 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In January, there were nearly 8000 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU.

Central Mediterranean

4400 migrants reached Italy by sea in January, a drop of 16% from a year ago and of nearly 46% from December. Most of the departures occurred from Libya.

The main reason for the decrease in migratory flows last month was worsening weather conditions on the Central Mediterranean, which made it nearly impossible to make a sea crossing for a larger part of the month.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

13 Feb 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 11 February 2017) : On 9 February 2017, after intercommunity clashes erupted in Mbayo (Manono Territory, Tanganyika Province), militiamen entered the General Referral Hospital in Kiambi (130 km North of Manono) and killed one patient and his wife. They also assaulted a medical staff. OCHA condemns this heinous and cowardly attack in the strongest possible terms and expresses its dismay. OCHA also recalls the neutral and impartial nature of health structures and medical staff that must be protected at all times.

13 Feb 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 11 février 2017) : Le 9 février 2017, à la suite d’affrontements intercommunautaires survenus à Mbayo (Territoire de Manono, Province du Tanganyika) des membres d’une milice se sont introduits dans l’Hôpital Général de référence de Kiambi (130 km au nord de Manono) et ont assassiné un patient et son épouse. Ils ont également violenté un membre du personnel médical.

13 Feb 2017 description

Kinshasa, 11 février 2017 – La MONUSCO est préoccupée par le conflit persistant dans les Kasaï, marqué par de violentes atrocités commises par les milices Kamwina Nsapu, y compris leur recrutement et l'utilisation d'enfants soldats tout en ciblant les symboles et institutions de l'autorité de l’Etat, ainsi que l'usage disproportionnée de la force par les Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) dans leur réponse à la situation.

13 Feb 2017 description

The senior United Nations advocate for children caught up in conflict is reaching out to parents, elders, and the entire international community to keep children away from armies and militias – a UN role that over the past two decades has helped more than 115,000 child soldiers regain their youth.

“My role is to reach them, to try to convince them that they are the ones who can make a difference on the ground,” the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, told UN News on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of her office’s mandate.

11 Feb 2017 description

Kinshasa, 11 February 2017 – MONUSCO is concerned about the persistent conflict in the Kasais which is marked by violent atrocities committed by the Kamuina Nsapu militia including their recruitment and use of child soldiers whilst targeting symbols and institutions of State authority as well as the disproportionate use of force by the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) in their response to the situation.