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18 Jan 2017 description

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE 01-017

République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
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BOMA (KONGO CENTRAL), 13 janvier 2017 - Un rapport de situation sur les pires inondations - survenues durant la nuit du 27 au 28 décembre 2016 à Boma - réalisé par le Bureau provincial de l’OMS basé à Matadi, indique aujourd’hui que 3.450 ménages ont été sinistrés et que 40 personnes y sont mortes, noyées ou emportées par les eaux.

18 Jan 2017 description

Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - since they arrived in late December 2016, until they began to be repatriated, in early January 2017.

In December 2016, there were reports of political tension in the second-largest country in Africa. And, as a result, some Congolese started fleeing to neighbouring Zambia.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Pour le développement cérébral des enfants, les premiers moments comptent. L’UNICEF a lancé #LesPremiersMomentsComptent, une nouvelle campagne soutenue par la Fondation LEGO destinée à sensibiliser davantage sur l’importance des 1000 premiers jours de la vie d’un enfant et sur les répercussions des premières expériences sur le développement cérébral.

1000 jours cruciaux pour le développement des enfants

18 Jan 2017 description

More than 1,000 people were admitted to hospital in a remote area of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2015 after suffering toxic effects from "falsified" or wrongly labeled drugs, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in an article published in _The Lancet Global Health_ on January 17, 2017.

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

16 janvier 2017 – L'Envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour la région des Grands Lacs, Said Djinnit, et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Maman Sidikou, ont entamé le 12 janvier une série de consultations conjointes à Goma et à Kinshasa pour examiner la question de la présence d'éléments sud-soudanais de l'Armée populaire de libération du Soudan dans l'opposition (APLS – O) dans l'est de la RDC.

16 Jan 2017 description

"A worrying pattern is the way women have been targeted, both generally in the violence but also with sexual violence"

KINSHASA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - At least two dozen people, most of them women, have been killed over the past week in ethnic violence between Bantus and Pygmies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. human rights official said on Monday.

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16 Jan 2017 description

Kinshasa, 16 January 2017 - The United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Congo (MONUSCO), Maman Sidikou, kick-started a series of joint consultations in Goma and Kinshasa, DRC, on 12 January 2017, to address the presence of elements of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) in eastern DRC.

16 Jan 2017 description

Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

16 Jan 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will allocate €3 million for the reception of South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a two-year programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2016, our country contributed a total of €21.4 million to the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.

16 Jan 2017 description

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Depuis le mois de juillet 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire s’est détériorée dans la province du Kasaï Central, et s’est progressivement propagée vers les provinces limitrophes du Kasaï Oriental et du Kasaï.

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Une zone de santé frappée par les épidémies

Nous sommes dans la zone de santé de Lukafu, une zone rurale grande de 10253 km2 au Sud-Est de la RDC qui compte 11 aires de santé. La présence de chaînes de montagnes et de cours d’eaux rendent l’accès à certaines de ces zones de santé très difficile.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Editorial

A former abductee’s trial for war crimes highlights the problem of children enlisted or seized by armed forces or groups. But change is possible

15 Jan 2017 description
report UN Radio

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Priscilla Magamba Busabono est une jeune congolaise qui travaille pour une association d'aide aux victimes de viol en République démocratique du Congo.

13 Jan 2017 description

Jacqueline AZUYADA, la trentaine révolue et teint sombre, mère de 5 enfants, assume seule depuis plus d’une année le rôle de chef de famille. Jacqueline est issue de la communauté Ngbandi. Sa vie a basculé avec l’histoire récente de la contrée marquée par les conflits intercommunautaires entre les membres des tribus Ngbandi de Ngbanda et Ngbaka de Lingotebe, territoire de Kungu, province du Sud-Ubangi. Fin 2015, un conflit foncier larvé sur une portion de forêt entre les deux communautés a tourné en affrontements sanglants.

13 Jan 2017 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Through its rapid response mechanism, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is providing an initial SEK 1.6 million (USD 175,000) to IOM’s assistance programme for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s eastern province of North Kivu.

13 Jan 2017 description

Zika has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015

LUANDA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control.

Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015, raising alarm over its ability to cause the rare birth defect microcephaly.