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17 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.

17 Jun 2017 description

Bunia 16 juin 2017 : Le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme (BCNUDH) et ses partenaires en Ituri ont organisé du 13 au 14 juin à l’hôtel Gold Star de Bunia, 2 jours d’atelier de formation sur le rôle et les bonnes pratiques des autorités judiciaires et militaires dans la protection des témoins, des victimes et du personnel judiciaire en matière de violences sexuelles dans les zones de conflit armé.

17 Jun 2017 description

Jean-Pierre Lacroix s’est félicité des « relations suivies et excellentes entre les Nations Unies et les autorités congolaises », tout en réitérant l’appui des Nations Unies à la stabilisation du pays.

17 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

par SYLVIE SONA

ACTUCette année, la Journée de l’Enfant Africain en RDC est l’opportunité de mettre l’accent sur le problème méconnu de la malnutrition chronique. 1 enfant sur 2 serait atteint dans le pays. Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur la JEA 2017 en RDC et la malnutrition chronique.

La Journée de l’Enfant Africain 2017

17 Jun 2017 description

New York

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, met today with President Joseph Kabila, in Kinshasa, as part of a five day trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to exchange views with members of the Government, local authorities, political and civil society actors on the current political, security and human rights situation in the country.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 3,000 Acres of land allocated to refugees in Pamir camp by host community in May 2017.

  • 14,639 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in May 2017.

  • 40,000 Fruit seeds sowed in Ajuong Thok, Pamir and Yida camps as of 31 May 2017.

  • 5,7760 Fruit trees planted in May 2017.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Jun 2017 description

By Evan Watt, Online Editor

More than 150,000 children are missing out on education because of violence and attacks that have seen over 600 schools damaged in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Other schools in the Greater Kasai region have been occupied by military forces or are being used as emergency shelters for displaced families.

Even where schools have not been directly affected, many children and teachers are unwilling to attend classes because of the fear of violence or attacks.

16 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.
Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, and information, and facilitate access to operational services.

Globally, the Logistics Cluster is a community of partners actively working to overcome logistics constraints, and to develop and share best practices and solutions.

16 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 16 June 2017 14:26 GMT

UN has reported a surge this year in LRA abductions of girls and boys around the ages of 12 or 13

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) - The outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has stepped up attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls out, the U.N. humanitarian office said in a report on Friday.

16 Jun 2017 description

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

16 Jun 2017 description

Dzaleka, 16 June 2017 – As I walked up to Hugo he had a camera and phone in his hands and was talking with friends. As a community journalist, Hugo, 22 years old, is assigned with documenting and disseminating news and events happening at Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.

He greeted me with a contagious smile and we immediately started talking about our cameras, sharing in our excitement for communications work.

16 Jun 2017 description

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.

16 Jun 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Rumeurs sur d’éventuels cas de choléra : Investigation conduite par OMS et MSPLS n’a pas pu objectiver les cas de choléra à Cibitoke

  • Acheminement et pré positionnement des médicaments antipaludiques : Les stocks de la combinaison artesunate+amodiaquine ont été distribués à tous les 46 districts et pré positionnement des stocks limités de la combinaison Artemether—Luméfantrine à la CAMEBU comme backup à AS+AQ.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Goma, le 15 juin 2017 – Mercy Corps en partenariat avec UNICEF a réalisé une nouvelle importante opération de transferts monétaires de plus 468 000 $ auprès d’environ 31 200 personnes vulnérables affectées par les conflits dans la chefferie de Bwito, en territoire de Rutshuru.

16 Jun 2017 description

Kinshasa (CICR) – Les deux membres d'une équipe du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) qui avaient été enlevés mercredi 7 juin dans la matinée entre Kirumba et Beni, dans le territoire de Lubero (province du Nord-Kivu), ont été libérés ce jeudi 15 juin dans la matinée.

16 Jun 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 46 000 personnes vivent dans la précarité sur l’axe Aveba – Bukiringi.

  • Grippe aviaire : mobilisation de fonds pour éviter la propagation hors de l'Ituri et du pays.

  • Regain d’exactions des miliciens dans les provinces du Bas-Uélé, du Haut-Uélé et de lturi.

  • Contraintes logistiques compliquent la livraison de l’aide humanitaire dans le Bas-Uélé.

Aperçu de la situation

16 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Droit à la participation – Pourquoi les enfants doivent-ils participer au processus de décisions qui les concernent ou qui les impliquent?

"Le fait d’associer un enfant aux questions qui le concernent lui offre une meilleure opportunité d’apprentissage, renforce son sens de responsabilité et contribue à son développement." pense Anne-Thérèse Vilimumbalo, ancienne porte-parole du Parlement d’enfants du Nord-Kivu (2000/2001).

16 Jun 2017 description

C’est ce qu’a affirmé ce jeudi 15 juin 2017 Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies chargé des opérations de maintien de la paix lors d’un échange avec des journalistes de Beni au Nord-Kivu. Pour le numéro 2 des Nations Unies, « les responsables de violations graves des droits de l’homme doivent répondre de leurs actes devant la Justice ; ceci vaut pour Beni mais pour toute les zones de la République démocratique du Congo, et pour tous les responsables, d’où qu’ils viennent ».

15 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 12 June 2017, the total number of reported cases was 8, including 3 probable cases and 5 laboratory confirmed cases (2 confirmed cases by PCR -search of virus in the blood- and 3 cases with positive serology IgG -search of antibodies in the blood).

  • As of 12 June 2017, there were 4 recorded deaths, including 1 confirmed Ebola case and 3 probable cases.

  • The last confirmed case was reported and isolated on 11 May, 2017 translating to 32 days without a PCR confirmed case as of 12 June 2017.