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01 Sep 2015 description

Between January and June 2015, UNHAS operated flights in 17 countries, serving more than 300 scheduled destinations.

More than 3,400 mt of cargo airlifted — One third transported in response to the EVD outbreak

Highlights

To reach the most vulnerable in some of the world's most remote and challenging locations, airdrops for life-saving food deliveries are organized as a last resort. In May, the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil in South Sudan.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

La Procureure de la Cour pénale internationale et les tribunaux nationaux devraient mettre fin à l’impunité qui persiste

(La Haye) – L’ouverture du procès de Bosco Ntaganda le 2 septembre 2015 devant la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) montre que les individus soupçonnés de crimes internationaux graves en fuite peuvent un jour être traduits en justice, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

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Hague Prosecutor, National Courts Should Close ‘Impunity Gap’

(The Hague, September 1, 2015) – The opening of the trial of Bosco Ntaganda on September 2, 2015, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) sends the message that elusive suspects in grave international crimes may someday be brought to justice, Human Rights Watch said today.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le chef milicien Raïa Mutomboki, Ngoa Bisire et ses dépendants se sont rendus le week-end dernier à la Mission des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en RDC (Monusco) dans le territoire de Walikale au Nord-Kivu. Le vice-gouverneur de la province, Feller Lutaichirwa, a indiqué, lundi 31 août, que cette reddition est le fruit du dialogue sur la paix et la sécurité initié dans cette région. Ngoa Bisire et quatre de ses dépendants ont déjà été transférés au camp de transit DDRRR (démobilisation, désarmement, réinsertion, réintégration et rapatriement) de la Monusco à Munigi.

31 Aug 2015 description

Bunia 28 August 2015: MONUSCO conduct and discipline unit in Bunia convened in the conference room of its headquarters local actors as well as substantive sections to set up a whistleblowing mechanism to denounce and prevent any act of sexual exploitation and abuse by the United Nations staff.

31 Aug 2015 description

Bukavu, 27 August 2015 — Dr. Mamadou Pethe Diallo, the new Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in charge of humanitarian affairs made his first visit to South Kivu province.

Upon arriving at Kavumu airport on Thursday 27 August, the Deputy Special Representative made a courtesy call to provincial authorities in Bukavu, South-Kivu and visited Panzi hospital.

31 Aug 2015 description

Situation update

WFP’s C.A.R. Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 began on 1 January 2015 and spans across five affected countries. More than 870,000 beneficiaries were reached in July through the EMOP, representing 80 percent of planned figures. In August, WFP is targeting more than one million beneficiaries across the five countries.

31 Aug 2015 description

La Haye, Pays-Bas | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 04:45 GMT

par Jan HENNOP

Le procès de l'ex-chef de guerre Bosco Ntaganda, accusé de crimes contre l'humanité en République démocratique du Congo et notamment d'avoir violé des enfants soldats, s'ouvrira mercredi devant la Cour pénale internationale (CPI).

Le juge Robert Fremr présidera l'audience à partir de 09H30 (07h30 GMT) mercredi matin à La Haye, où siège la Cour.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Monday 8/31/2015 - 03:02 GMT

by Jan HENNOP

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

The once-feared rebel commander with a flair for pencil moustaches, cowboy hats and fine dining, faces 13 counts of war crimes and five of crimes against humanity. He has pleaded not guilty.

31 Aug 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150828-MA186

Situation : République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Affaire : Le Procureur c. Bosco Ntaganda

31 Aug 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150828-MA186

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

A Press Conference on the commencement of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda will be held on Tuesday 1 September 2015 at 11:00 (The Hague time) in the Press Briefing room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. The conference will also be web-streamed live on the Court's website, with the possibility for ICC Twitter followers to ask their questions at the conference.

30 Aug 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan – 30 August (UNHCR) – Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, wrapped up a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County on Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions. He was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations.

28 Aug 2015 description

Le 28 août 2015 – La Haye, Kinshasa - Le 2 Septembre 2015, l’ancien commandant rebelle congolais Bosco Ntaganda comparaîtra devant la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) lors des déclarations d’ouverture de son procès très attendu à La Haye, Pays-Bas. La FIDH et ses organisations membres en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) l’ASADHO, le Groupe Lotus, et la Ligue des Electeurs, saluent l’ouverture de ce procès qui représente une avancée cruciale dans la quête de justice pour les victimes, y compris les victimes de violence sexuelle.

28 Aug 2015 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | vendredi 28/08/2015 - 17:41 GMT

Des incendies ont fait trois morts et des milliers de sans-abri ces derniers jours dans deux provinces de l'est de la République démocratique du Congo actuellement en proie à des vents qui favorisent la propagation des flammes, a-t-on appris vendredi de source humanitaire.

28 Aug 2015 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Friday 8/28/2015 - 23:23 GMT

At least three people have been killed and thousands left homeless by bush fires raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and NGO officials said Friday.

The blazes began mostly as fires for hunting or clearing land that spread out of control, consuming villagers' thatched huts, aid workers said.

The Catholic charity Caritas said two men and a child had been killed by fires in the Kongolo region of Katanga province, where 996 homes had been destroyed.

28 Aug 2015 description

QUI: Kyung-wha Kang, Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence
QUOI: Visite de cinq jours en RDC
QUAND: Du lundi 31 août au vendredi 04 septembre 2015
OU: Kinshasa, Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu

La présence de groupes armés dans les provinces de l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a depuis des années exacerbé les besoins humanitaires et de protection pour des centaines des milliers de personnes.