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31 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed concern over the ongoing insecurity in the conflict-ridden North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where clashes have escalated in recent months between Government and renegade forces.

OCHA reported that civilians continue to be harassed by men in uniform and homes are looted.

31 Dec 2007 description

Les principales activités du HCR Burundi

1. Le rapatriement et la réintégration des réfugiés burundais.

2. Protection et assistance de 31 707 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 18 660 Congolais installés dans les camps de Gihinga (Mwaro), de Gasorwe (Muyinga) et de Musasa (Ngozi), et 222 Rwandais dans le camp de Giharo (Rutana).

31 Dec 2007 description

HUMAN SECURITY JOURNAL Volume 5, Winter 2007

Emmanouil Athanasiou

The views expressed are based on the author's experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), mainly in the eastern areas, the provinces of North and South Kivu and Ituri. The author argues that the United Nations peacekeeping mission in DRC is, by all means, an operation based on human security, with a mandate reflecting the evolution of international practice in the field of peacekeeping, peace-building and conflict prevention.

31 Dec 2007 description

I/ INTRODUCTION

C'est l'heure du bilan ! Faut-il le rappeler ; après la mise en place par le PAM d'une équipe chargée de sa coordination en Septembre 2006, le Cluster Logistique a immédiatement débuté ses activités et selon l'ordre des priorités, a successivement identifié les noeuds logistiques qui entravent l'action humanitaire en R.D.C.

31 Dec 2007 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation neutre et indépendante. Sa mission, exclusivement humanitaire, est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence interne, et de leur porter assistance. Dans les situations de conflit, il dirige et coordonne les activités du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant Rouge.

31 Dec 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I am writing with reference to the letter from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General dated 31 May 2006 (S/2006/354), in which the Security Council informed your predecessor about the establishment of an ad hoc committee on mandate review to conduct the review of Security Council mandates called for by the Heads of State and Government in the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document (A/60/1) and to continue consideration of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General entitled "Mandating and …

31 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

Le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) a exprimé aujourd'hui son inquiétude face au maintien de l'insécurité dans la province du Nord-Kivu, dans l'Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Selon OCHA, les civils continuent d'être harcelés par des hommes en uniformes, et les maisons continuent d'être pillées, a rapporté la porte-parole du Secrétaire général lors de son point de presse à New York.

En outre, la fermeture de la …

31 Dec 2007 description

INTRODUCTION

From Afghanistan to Sudan, WFP is on the frontline of crises across the globe.

31 Dec 2007 description

Bernard Kalume / MONUC

A new military operations centre for the FARDC (DRC Armed Forces) 8th military region was inaugurated in Goma in North Kivu province on 29 December 2007.

31 Dec 2007 description

Une nouvelle salle d'opérations militaires a été inaugurée à l'Etat Major de la 8ème région militaire à Goma le 29 décembre 2007. La salle, aménagée par les Casques bleus de la MONUC, témoigne une nouvelle fois du soutien que la MONUC apporte aux FARDC dans la restauration de la paix à l'Est du pays.

31 Dec 2007 description

Highlights

Somalia - Displacement continues amid ongoing hostilities

Intensified fighting broke out in Mogadishu on October 27th, aggravating an already precarious humanitarian situation.

31 Dec 2007 description

1. OVERVIEW

The year 2007 ends in DRC with a series of successes in the road towards stabilization overshadowed by the remaining challenges that have dominated the year in the aftermath of the country's first democratic elections.

31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2007 description

THE COUNTRY ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK PROCESS

  1. The Country Assistance Framework (CAF) is a process by which a number of donors have developed a common strategic approach for economic assistance to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the post-elections period. The CAF is derived from the priorities articulated in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and covers the period 2007 to 2010. It is expected that it will provide a solid basis for harmonizing approaches and programmes.

29 Dec 2007 description

IP/08/7

Bruxelles, le 29 décembre 2007. La Commission européenne a décidé d'accorder une aide humanitaire de 369,6 millions d'euros afin de répondre aux besoins essentiels des victimes les plus vulnérables des crises humanitaires dans le monde.

29 Dec 2007 description

Attention: L'ensemble des distances fait référence à un calcul sur la base de données et ne correspond pas à des mesures de terrain.

28 Dec 2007 description

Number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) :

Since December 2006 : 437,000 (Mainly in Rutshuru and Masisi districts)

Total estimated number for entire North Kivu : 800,000

HIGHLIGHTS

No major incident was reported during the last week.

Cases of harassment continue to occur on the road Sake-Minova.

The movement of CNDP troops towards Rubare is reported.

28 Dec 2007 description

Lubumbashi :

La situation sécuritaire est restée relativement calme malgré quelques marches organisées par certains regroupements des partis politiques.

District du Tanganyika

Kalemie

Depuis que le commandant de la 6eme région militaire a intimé l'ordre aux FARDC de quitter tous les sites miniers, plusieurs cas d?

28 Dec 2007 description

The ICRC has begun a distribution of essential items - clothing, blankets, mats, soap and kitchen sets - to over 500 displaced families who have taken refuge in South Kivuafter fleeing the fighting in the neighbouring provinceof North Kivu. The distribution is being carried out together with the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congoin the towns of Chebumba and Kitembo, some 50 km north of Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu. It will be supplemented by food parcels delivered by the World Food Programme.