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report UN Security Council

SC/12598

SECURITY COUNCIL
8026TH MEETING (AM)

Government Collaborating with United Nations, but Opposes Proposed Independent Probe of Killings, Stresses Vice-Prime Minister

17 Aug 2017 description

A collaborative Anabaptist response will soon reach some of the 1.4 million people displaced by armed conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) with food, household items and shelter supplies.

The response, shaped and implemented by Congolese Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren church-based relief committees and coordinated by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), is supported by global and Canada- and U.S.-based Anabaptist organizations.

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**KINSHASA, le 17 août 2017 **– L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires (Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, Novel-T et eHealth Africa) appuient le Gouvernement de la RDC à la mise en oeuvre des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication en apportant des solutions innovantes qui renforcent la surveillance épidémiologique des Paralysies Flasques Aiguës (PFA).

17 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2017 (IPS) - The UN’s refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

From April this year, Angola witnessed an influx of refugees—who were fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—to its Lunda Norte province. The government rushed to manage the situation by setting up temporary centers in Cacanda and Mussunge.

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Luanda - The Social Welfare minister Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his call to the international community, churches and society, for a relief aid to the 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Angola.

Gonçalves Muandumba was speaking to journalists after a ceremony of symbolic delivery of a kit of reproductive health material by the representative of the UN Populations Fund to Angola, Florbela Fernandes.

The handout is part of 3,000 different kits for newly-born babies, children, young people and women.

17 Aug 2017 description

The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods and national economic development.

17 Aug 2017 description

A project in northern Kenya aims to make refugees self-reliant through farming, while helping them integrate with the local community

By Benson Rioba

TURKANA, Kenya, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the simmering heat of the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in northwest Kenya, Augustine Murenzi brushes soil off a maturing watermelon in his small kitchen garden.

"My house is fully furnished from these," said the Rwandan refugee, explaining how he sells his surplus melons for income, before moving on to a patch of kale.

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Nord-Kivu, le 11 août 2017 – La Mission de l’Onu en RDC a équipé les trois coordinations de la Société civile des territoires de Lubero et de Beni, ainsi que de la ville de Butembo, au Nord-Kivu, en matériel informatique, électrique, solaire et bureautique.

Ce geste de générosité émane de la Monusco-Beni, à travers sa Section des affaires civiles. La remise officielle de ces équipements s’est effectuée mardi 11 aout 2017, à Butembo.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

16 août 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a réaffirmé mercredi son intention de « tout faire » pour que les responsables « criminels » du meurtre de deux experts de l'ONU au Kasaï, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en mars dernier, soient punis.

Le 27 mars, les corps de Michael Sharp (Etats-Unis) et de Zaida Catalan (Suède), deux experts des Nations Unies travaillant pour le Groupe d'experts qui surveillaient le régime des sanctions dans la province du Kasaï Central, ont été retrouvés à l'extérieur de la ville de Kananga.

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Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

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Populations in the eastern and Kasaï regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo remain at imminent risk of possible mass atrocity crimes as a result of ongoing violence between security forces and various militias.

BACKGROUND:

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Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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MSF international president Joanne Liu has recently returned from a visit to Kananga city, in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo. She shares her impressions of the ongoing crisis there.

During my recent visit to Kasai I went with our teams to a rural part of the region that has been particularly affected by violence. Villages and fields have been burned, and several mass graves have been discovered. A man approached us and said very simply, “The violence here was so terrible that we didn’t hear the birds sing for days.”

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Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

L’incidence en République Démocratique du Congo représente 94% de l’incidence globale de la région Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale. En effet, une importante épidémie est notifiée depuis plusieurs semaines en provenance du Nord Kivu.

16 Aug 2017 description

Almost a million people have been forced to flee inside the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the first six months of the year. This is the highest number globally of people internally displaced by conflict, according to the mid-year report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.