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LRA Regional Update: DRC, CAR and southern Sudan: April - May 2011

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Conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Aligning Trade and Security Interventions

Mineral resources have played a crucial role in fuelling protracted armed conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This Policy Paper examines the the prospects for and interactions between various trade- and security-related initiatives that are aimed at demilitarizing the supply chains of key minerals. It also describes the changing context in which such initiatives operate.

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RD Congo/Nord Kivu : Rapport humanitaire mensuel, juin 2011

FAITS MARQUANTS

• Plus de 1 600 ménages se sont déplacés à Pinga en raison des affrontements qui ont opposé les éléments Mayi-Mayi de Cheka aux APCLS de Janvier à Mutongo. D’autres ménages se sont dirigés vers Kibua et vers dans les localités de Kasa et Bushino, dans la zone de Kitchanga (Masisi)

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La cinquième commission recommande à l’Assemblée Générale un budget de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le maintien de la paix pour l’exercice 2011-2012

AG/AB/3994

Cinquième Commission Deuxième partie de la reprise de session 42e séance – matin

Après deux mois d’intenses négociations, la Cinquième Commission (chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires), a recommandé à l’Assemblée générale d’approuver un montant de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 13 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (OMP), au cours de l’exercice annuel, allant du 1er juillet 2011 au 30 juin 2012.

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L’Assemblée approuve la recommandation de sa Cinquième Commission d’allouer plus de 7 milliards de dollars au maintien de la paix pour 2011-2012

AG/11110

Assemblée générale Soixante-cinquième session 106e séance plénière – matin

Vers 8 heures ce matin, peu après la clôture des travaux de sa Cinquième Commission (chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires), l’Assemblée générale a approuvé* la recommandation visant à allouer plus de 7 milliards de dollars au financement des 13 opérations de maintien de la paix.

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Sexual Violence and the Political and Security Implications in the Congo

Remarks
Maria Otero
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
Woodrow Wilson Center
Washington, DC
June 30, 2011

First, thank you for including me on today’s panel. I commend the Wilson Center and International Crisis Group for taking on this difficult and critical topic. The mass rape of well over 100 women just days ago in South Kivu is a disheartening reminder that despite international efforts, we still have a very long way to go before we can claim any success. Thank you to Dr. Mukwege for your inspiring work.

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Following days of ‘very difficult and sometimes unorthodox’ negotiations, Fifth Committee approves budgets for 13 United Nations peacekeeping operations

GA/AB/3994

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
42nd Meeting* (AM)

Committee Seeks Review of Troop Costs, One-Time Supplemental Payment for Troop
Contributors; Secretary-General Asked to Cut Backlog of Death, Disability Claims

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General Assembly, acting on recommendation of its Fifth Committee, adopts peacekeeping budget of more than $7 billion for 2011-2012

GA/11110

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Plenary
106th Meeting (AM)

Agrees One-Time Supplemental Payment of $85 Million for Troop-Contributing Countries, Seeks Creation of Advisory Group to Consider Their Reimbursement Rates

In the early hours of the morning today, the General Assembly, acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), adopted a peacekeeping budget of more than $7 billion for the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.

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Kinshasa: choléra, la prise en charge des malades, c’est à Kingabwa

Report
Radio Okapi

C’est le centre de santé Liziba Lia Bomoi, au quartier Kingabwa, dans la commune de Limete, qui sert de cadre de prise en charge des malades souffrant du choléra dans la ville de Kinshasa. Cet hôpital bénéficie de l’appui de MSF (Médecins sans frontières).Le centre est à 2 kilomètres de la route Poids lourds et est situé en plein quartier de Kingabwa.

Il est réputé dans la prise en charge du choléra.

Au total, l’hôpital a accueilli jusque ce vendredi 1er juillet sept malades.

Deux ont déjà quitté le centre après leur rétablissement.

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UN team confirms mass rapes occurred in remote villages in eastern DR Congo

Report
UN News Service

1 July 2011 – A joint United Nations assessment mission has confirmed that Government troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) committed mass rape and acts of pillaging in several remote villages in the country’s east last month.

Residents of Nyakiele in the province of South Kivu told UN staff that troops serving with the Congolese armed forces, known as the FARDC, raped at least 121 women and subjected villagers to cruel and degrading treatment during the attacks, which took place around 11 June.

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An exclusive interview with Brigadier General Mohammad Jamil

Bukavu, 01 July 2011 - Since May 2011, the South Kivu Brigade launched four military operations, each lasting two weeks and they were given different names. The goals of these different operations are not always clearly understood by the population who would, on the contrary, like MONUSCO to conduct one big unilateral operation to chase out all the armed groups.

To tell us about the Why and How of these operations, the South Kivu Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Jamil, accepted to talk to our Public Information Officer in Bukavu, South Kivu Province :

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Cholera outbreak in the DR Congo

Kinshasa, 29 June 2011 – Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently detected several cases of cholera in the capital, Kinshasa, as well as inside the country. The outbreak has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and several NGOs working in the health sector. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has also observed many cases of cholera infection in Equateur province and several related deaths.

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The people of Kisangani sensitized on issues of torture

Kisangani, 27 June 2011 – To commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Human Rights Section of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in Province Orientale, organized a workshop on 25 June to sensitize the local population on issues pertaining to torture.

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Bridging the Accountability Gap: New Approaches to Addressing Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict

Executive Summary

Across the globe, a dramatic gap exists between efforts and outcomes in realizing accountability for grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict. This report illustrates the “accountability gap” and presents practical opportunities for advancing efforts to achieve more effective accountability.

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Lutte contre le VIH/Sida en RDC : les conditions pour accéder aux ARV

Report
Radio Okapi

Quarante mille personnes sont soignées aux médicaments anti-rétroviraux (ARV) en RD Congo depuis 2010, selon le Programme national de lutte contre le sida (PNLS). Ce qui représente moins de 20 % des personnes vivant avec le VIH/Sida sur le sol congolais.

Que faire pour avoir accès aux ARV ? L’une des conditions requises est le dépistage volontaire.

Dr Didier Kamerhe, coordonnateur provincial au PNLS en parle à Jeany Lungembo.

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LRA Regional Update: DRC, CAR and southern Sudan: April - May 2011

OVERVIEW

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MSF warns of cholera epidemic in DR. Congo

KINSHASA — Cholera has claimed 153 lives out of 2,787 cases in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the provinces, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Friday, warning of an epidemic.

The previous death toll, given by the health ministry on Tuesday, was of 75 among 1,268 cases registered since June in Kinshasa and three provinces in the northwest, all bordering on the Congo river.

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Masisi: plus de 4 000 ménages des déplacés sans abri

Report
Radio Okapi

Quatre mille soixante ménages de déplacés internes vivant dans le camp de Mpati et plus de cinq cents à Nyange, localités situées à plus de 80 kilomètres au nord-ouest de Kichanga dans le groupement de Bashali Munkonto en territoire de Masisi au Nord-Kivu, sont exposés aux intempéries. Ils ne reçoivent ni couverture, ni bâches pour s’abriter depuis 2009, selon le rapport des humanitaires de cette province.

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