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23 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

23 August 2016 – Noting today’s meeting of the national dialogue preparatory committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated a call for an inclusive political dialogue to overcome an impasse in the electoral process.

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

23 août 2016 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a encouragé mardi tous les acteurs politiques en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à mettre fin à l'impasse entourant le processus électoral.

23 Aug 2016 description

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 14:23 GMT

Two people were killed in a machete attack in an eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo late Monday where rebels have been blamed for a series of civilian massacres, the army said.

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a partly Islamist armed group of Ugandan origin, is accused of carrying out the brutal slayings, the latest of which took place overnight August 13-14 and left 51 people dead.

23 Aug 2016 description

Overwhelmed aid agencies in Uganda are armed with insufficient resources to respond to South Sudanese refugees spilling across the border, after renewed violence pushed over 85,000 people into Uganda’s West Nile region since July.

22 Aug 2016 description

From 16-19 August 2016, officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs (MIDIMAR), with partners conducted a tour in different District of the country to handover accommodations houses to 25 families of Rwandans who have returned from exile during different years back.

The beneficiaries included seven in Bugesera District, 10 in Nymasheke District, six in Rusizi and two in Nyamagabe District.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 22 août 2016 (caritasdev.cd): En sa qualité de représentant du Secrétaire général du ministère de l’EPS-INC a clôturé en date du 19 août l’atelier de capitalisation des expériences du projet d’appui à la mise en œuvre des mesures de protection sociale pour la scolarisation des élèves vulnérables. Cet atelier avait pour objectif de procéder à l’évaluation de la mise en œuvre des activités réalisées et de capitaliser les bonnes expériences pour l’avenir.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.

22 Aug 2016 description

KINSHASA, 14 August 2016 -- Capacity-building and community engagement by district chief medical officers and community organizers in Kinshasa’s 32 health districts gathered pace on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August in the city and province of Kinshasa, ahead of the planned launch of the mass yellow fever preventive immunization campaign in Kinshasa on Tuesday 16 August at Assossa field in the community of Kasa-Vubu.

21 Aug 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | dimanche 21/08/2016 - 00:56 GMT

La coalition des forces d'opposition congolaise, le "Rassemblement" récemment créé à Bruxelles, a annoncé samedi son refus de participer aux travaux préparatoires du "dialogue national", convoqués mardi par le facilitateur de l'Union africaine (UA), en vue d'"élections apaisées" en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

20 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

Anna Patton

The country’s unusual open policy gives refugees land, education and a chance to work – but instability in neighbouring nations is putting pressure on resources

When they fled to Kampala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in February 2008, Robert Hakiza’s family had food for two months. “The third month was a disaster,” he says. By May, though, his mother and two sisters were out making money. “My sister started selling necklaces,” he says. “At one point, she was keeping the entire family of eight.”

20 Aug 2016 description

Beni, RD Congo | AFP | samedi 20/08/2016 - 18:44 GMT

Six hommes de nationalités différentes ont comparu samedi à la première audience du procès de plusieurs dizaines d'auteurs présumés d'une série de massacres attribués à des rebelles ougandais dans la région de Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo.

20 Aug 2016 description

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Saturday 8/20/2016 - 18:24 GMT

by Albert KAMBALE

Six suspected members of a Ugandan rebel group went before a Congolese military court on Saturday accused of taking part in the killing last weekend of 51 people, the latest in a string of massacres in the restive east of the country.

20 Aug 2016 description

La Proposition « d'Edit fixant le taux forfaitaire harmonisé des soins de santé dans la province du Kwilu » vient d’être endossée par le Gouverneur de la province du Kwilu comme politique gouvernementale de santé. Cette proposition d’Edit a été rédigée dans le cadre d’une série d’activités organisées avec l’appui du PNUD, à travers le Projet d’Appui aux Institutions démocratiques et aux Organisations de la Société Civile, PAIDS en sigle.

20 Aug 2016 description

Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016 – Health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region have begun a five-day meeting to discuss some key health issues affecting the Region.  Addressing the opening session in Addis Ababa, the President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency, Dr Mulatu Teshome, observed that in the coming decades non-communicable and communicable diseases, epidemics and Africa’s demographic shifts will pose significant challenges to development.

19 Aug 2016 description
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MBANDAKA (EQUATEUR) 19 août 2016. Face à la progression de l’épidémie de choléra dans les provinces situées le long du fleuve Congo et dans celles endémiques de l’Est de la RDC, l’OMS a déployé dans la province de l’Equateur une équipe composée de trois experts épidémiologistes, 3 experts en Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement et de quatre experts en communication du risque, mobilisation sociale, et engagement communautaire pour renforcer l’appui technique sur place et parvenir à interrompre la chaîne de transmission de la maladie.

19 Aug 2016 description

In an emergency, many of those already most vulnerable to the effects of disasters are unable to access crucial aid. For World Humanitarian Day, Handicap International reaffirms its commitment to making humanitarian aid accessible to every affected person without distinction.

19 Aug 2016 description
report People in Need

At the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day on the 19th of August we commemorate all the humanitarian workers who, doing their work, often risk their lives. According to the data from The Aid Worker Security database, only within the last year 283 humanitarian workers were killed, kidnapped or injured. Of these people who were facing such danger in their work during the past years 90 % were local employees. In 2015, only 7 from the total of 109 people who lost their life were from foreign countries.

19 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Djaounsede Madjiangar

À Mangina au Nord Kivu, populations déplacées et locales se réjouissent des foires aux articles ménagers essentiels : l’occasion d’acquérir ce dont elles ont vraiment besoin.

19 Aug 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | vendredi 19/08/2016 - 16:59 GMT

Les autorités congolaises ont annoncé vendredi la libération d'une vingtaine de "prisonniers politiques et d'opinion" parmi lesquels deux militants pro-démocratie arrêtés le 15 mars 2015 à Kinshasa lors d'une rencontre internationale sur la bonne gouvernance en Afrique.