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Faits & Chiffres: Principales activités du CICR en RDC (Juillet - Septembre 2014)

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire, neutre et indépendante. Sa mission exclusivement humanitaire est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence, et de leur porter assistance. Présent en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis 36 ans, le CICR maintient une délégation à Kinshasa, des sous-délégations à Bukavu, Goma, Kisangani et Lubumbashi ainsi que des bureaux à Manono, Uvira, Beni, Bunia, et Dungu.

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Iraq + 1 other
New wave of displacement intensifies need for humanitarian information in Iraq

By Lisbeth Pilegaard, Technical Adviser to IMS on humanitarian information and communication

“ISIL took everything from me. My money, ID papers, my phone, everything. They threatened to kill me if I did not convert to Islam. That’s when I fled.”

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Italy + 3 others
Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers


More than 3,000 minors may have fallen victim to forced labour and sexual exploitation after vanishing from homes and shelters

Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.

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Liberia + 2 others
Preventing an Ebola-related Food Crisis

October 21, 2014--As the Ebola outbreak continues to unfold, Shenggen Fan, director general of IFPRI, has released a press statement about the outbreak and the rising food crisis that is unfolding in West Africa.

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Migrant detention "abuse" can scar children for life


BANGKOK, 21 October 2014 (IRIN) - An increasing number of migrant children are being detained in countries where they are seeking asylum despite a growing body of scientific evidence that such incarceration leads to long-term psychological and developmental difficulties.


A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at

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Kabare : 50 viols d’enfants entre février et octobre 2014, selon la société civile

Radio Okapi

Les habitants de Kabare, dans le Sud-Kivu, ont manifesté lundi 20 octobre pour protester contre les viols d’enfants, l’insécurité et le manque d’électricité dans leur territoire. «Stop au viol de nos petits enfants», pouvait-on notamment lire sur les calicots des manifestants venus de différents villages, dont Kabare-centre, Mudaka et Murhesa. Selon la société civile de Bugore, à l’origine de cette marche, une cinquantaine d’enfants, dont la majorité a entre 1 à 5 ans, ont été violés entre février et octobre derniers.

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Outbreak of conjunctivitis in Fata Borno, North Darfur

Radio Dabanga

FATA BORNO (21 Oct .) -The people in the area of Fata Borno, Kutum locality in North Darfur, complain about the spread of conjunctivitis.

In September, the eye disease first emerged among children, and spread rapidly. Later also adults complained about the highly contagious inflammation, a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Fata Borno.

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]


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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

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Deep South residents will be part of peace process

PATTANI, 21 October 2014 (NNT)-Deep South residents have been encouraged to help authorities restore peace under Toong Yang Deang Model, which is a strategy said to be more comprehensive in dealing with various issues in the areas.

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) and the Internal Security Council have been working together under the model to assure safety. Residents will also be asked to report to the authorities and look out for one another.

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Child marriage takes a brutal toll on Syrian girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to save their families.”

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New child-friendly HIV pill set for launch

In Summary

  • At the moment, children living with the virus take four to five different syrups of the formulation which has a bitter taste and is proving to be a real struggle getting them to take.

  • Paediatric HIV is now classified as “neglected” because majority of the victims come from poor and marginalised families who have little access to basic health care.


A child-friendly anti-retroviral that combines different drugs needed to manage HIV/Aids will soon be available in Kenya.

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Ilocos Norte youth raise funds for storm victims' education

By: Cherry Joy D. Garma

LAOAG CITY, October 17 (PIA) - The Ilocos Norte provincial government through its youth organization will put up a two-day bazaar beginning Saturday, October 18 to raise funds for the education of students who were victims of Typhoon Mario.

The Artisan bazaar, to be supervised by the youth arm ‘Sirib Express,’ calls netizens to take part by donating their used clothing, shoes, and accessories, among others, which will then be sold to patrons.

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LGU-Tacurong pledges to push WaSH strategies

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Oct 20 (PIA) -- The city government here has vowed to instutionalize the WaSH strategies of the United Nations Children’s Fund and promote the advocacy of the Single Drop for Safe Water (SDSW).

WaSH, which stands for water, sanitation and hygiene, is a strategy of UNICEF which aims to mobilize community leaders and members to ensure that problems on water sanitation and hygiene are not left on sidelines.

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In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

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World + 1 other
USAID announces new efforts to fight global poverty through education

Two New Basic Education Awards Will Help Provide a Pathway Out of Extreme Poverty for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Iraq + 1 other
Canadian Leadership Helping Protect Children’s Futures in Iraq

Minister Paradis announces Canada's leading role in launching the No Lost Generation initiative in Iraq

October 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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Niger + 1 other
Strengthening School Feeding in West Africa

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.

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Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes

Sanaa, Yémen | AFP | Monday 10/20/2014 - 18:19 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Shiite rebels and Al-Qaeda militants backed by Sunni tribesmen battling for territory in the strife-hit country, sources said Monday.

The rebels, known as Huthis, have been facing fierce resistance from Al-Qaeda fighters and tribesmen as they seek to expand their areas of control after seizing the capital Sanaa and the Red Sea port city of Hudeida.

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