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01 May 2016 description
report The New York Times

By JEFFREY GETTLEMANAPRIL 30, 2016

NYUNZU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Deep in the forest, miles from any major city, lies an abandoned cotton factory full of the dispossessed.

There is no police force guarding it. No electricity or running water inside. No sense of urgency or deep concern by the national authorities to do much about it.

30 Apr 2016 description

1. Points saillants :

a. Dix sept (17) cas de fièvre jaune IgM positifs en RDC sont confirmés par PCR ou séroneutralisation par l’Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) depuis janvier 2016. Vingt cinq (25) échantillons de cas probables (IgM positif au Labo INRB) sont en attente de confirmation par l’IPD.

b. Deux (2) cas probables autochtones (1 à Kinshasa et 1 au Kongo Central) sont en attente de confirmation à l’IPD.

30 Apr 2016 description
report Peace Direct

April 29 2016: 12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict. Kevin McCann reports on their work from a recent visit to Bujumbura.

Since protests began a year ago – and especially since an attempted coup nearly unseated President Pierre Nkurunziza in May 2015 – the situation in Burundi has steadily deteriorated.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Expected average harvest will sufficiently cover local demand

KEY MESSAGES

  • Average to above-average Msimu rains in the unimodal areas will likely result in a near-normal harvest. Poor households remain market dependent and face income opportunity constraints following the conclusion of agricultural activities. This area is Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and will likely improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) with the beginning of the harvest season in May, but there will still be populations that have higher levels of food insecurity.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

Contents

217 Epidemic focus

219 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2015

Sommaire

217 Gros plan sur les épidémies

219 Éradication de la dracunculose: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2015

EPIDEMIC FOCUS

This is a rapid “need to know” spotlight on current infectious disease threats. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of cases and outbreaks but a focus on reasons for concern about specific infectious diseases currently posing threats to global public health.

28 Apr 2016 description

L'OMS félicite la RDC pour ses efforts dans l’augmentation considérable du nombre de zones de santé bénéficiant d’un appui pour la mise en œuvre des activités de lutte contre cette maladie parasitaire.

28 Apr 2016 description

Executive summary

Since its inception ten years ago, the DRC Humanitarian Fund (DRC HF) has mobilized nearly $925 million and allocated more than $893 million through 1,250 projects.

27 Apr 2016 description

1. Résumé exécutif

L’étude des marchés vise à collecter des données liées au fonctionnement des marchés dans les provinces du Nord et Sud Ubangi, en République Démocratique du Congo afin de les mettre à disposition des décideurs. De manière spécifique, l’étude des marchés vise à comprendre le comportement des marchés et à relever et analyser la disponibilité et l’accessibilité des populations aux produits alimentaires à travers les marchés.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Small Arms Survey

Since the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations released its seminal report in 2000, UN peacekeeping missions have grown considerably in size and complexity. More than 100,000 uniformed personnel were serving in these missions as of November 2015, an increase of 300 per cent since 2000. These soldiers and police officers are operating in challenging environments, often in underdeveloped countries amidst violent armed groups with little interest for political compromise and no compunctions about attacking their perceived enemies, including UN forces.

26 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in North Kivu affect at least 45,000 IDPs

  • UN extends MONUSCO’s mandate through March 2017

  • USAID/OFDA support improves relief actors’ operational security

KEY DEVELOPMENTS