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Ebola ne ferait qu'une bouchée de la plupart des systèmes de santé africains

10/01/2014 06:21 GMT

Par Selim SAHEB ETTABA, avec les bureaux africains de l'AFP

DAKAR, 1 octobre 2014 (AFP) - Les pays d'Afrique subsaharienne se retrouvent inégalement armés face à la menace d'Ebola, mais pratiquement aucun ne tiendrait le choc contre une épidémie d'ampleur, par manque d'infrastructures et de personnels sanitaires de base, selon des spécialistes.

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RD Congo : Des combattants démobilisés souffrent de la faim dans un camp

La négligence de l’État a provoqué plus de 100 morts parmi les combattants et les membres de leurs familles

(Kinshasa, le 1er octobre 2014) – Plus de 100 personnes parmi les combattants démobilisés, leurs femmes et leurs enfants qui avaient été envoyés dans un camp militaire reculé en République démocratique du Congo y sont mortes de faim et de maladie après que les responsables ont négligé de leur fournir la nourriture et les soins de santé appropriés.

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Surrendered Fighters Starve in Camp

Over 100 demobilized combatants, their wives and children have died from starvation and disease after officials failed to provide adequate food and health care.

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Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

10/01/2014 02:03 GMT

by Selim SAHEB ETTABA

DAKAR, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders -- yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.

While countries like Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa have well-equipped hospitals with specialist units and high-tech labs, vast expanses of the continent remain health-care deserts.

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664 community police officers trained and deployed in Bukavu town

Bukavu, 29 September 2014 – The Congolese National Police (PNC) in South Kivu, in partnership with the United Nations Police (UNPOL) component of MONUSCO, presented certificates to 183 police officers as they completed their community policing training.

It is with the primary aim of reinforcing the professional and operational capacities of PNC personnel to enable them to respond to the population’s security needs that these 183 PNC officers, including 11 women, were trained for six months on the concept of community policing.

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République Démocratique du Congo: Epidémie d’Ebola (1976-2014)

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Update on the ebola virus disease in DRC, No.13, 29 September 2014–7pm [EN/FR]

Coordination/ Keys developments

    • 8 health personnel h ave died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the outbreak of the epidemic .
  • On 28 Sept ember, the total number of cases i s(see table above for details) of which2 deaths , an overall lethality rate of around 60%. The latest confirmed case w as on 24 September.

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664 policiers de proximité formés et déployés dans la ville de Bukavu

Bukavu, 29 septembre 2014 - la Police Nationale Congolaise (PNC) au Sud Kivu, en partenariat avec la composante Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL) de la MONUSCO, a remis, le vendredi 26 septembre 2014, des diplômes à 183 policiers formés en police de proximité.

C’est avec l’objectif premier de renforcer les capacités professionnelles et opérationnelles du personnel de la PNC afin de répondre aux besoins de la population en matière de sécurité que les 183 éléments de la PNC, dont 11 femmes, ont été formés durant six mois au concept de la police de proximité.

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World + 2 others
A Double-Edged Sword: Livelihoods In Emergencies

Executive Summary

During emergencies, women, girls, boys and men draw on their assets while navigating a complex landscape of changing power dynamics, unequal access to resources and information, and threats of violence and displacement. Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.

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Sud-Kivu: les cas de cholera ont baissé de 60% à Baraka

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Les cas de cholera sont passés, en trois semaines, de 100 à 40, soit une baisse sensible de 60%, dans la zone de santé de Fizi (Sud-Kivu). Le médecin chef de zone de santé de Fizi, docteur Asende Ehebelo, a livré ces chiffres, le week-end dernier, au cours d’un entretien avec la presse locale.

Pour lui, cette diminution est le résultat des stratégies d’éradication de la maladie prises par le bureau de sa zone de santé notamment le respect des règles d’hygiène.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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In Ituri, MONUSCO and District Authorities Suspend Island of Stability Program in Walendu-Bindi

Geti, 24 September 2014 - In Ituri, Oriental Province, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and the District’s Commissioner have temporarily suspended the Island of Stability program in the Geti area located in the community of Walendu-Bindi, due to renewed activity by the FRPI armed group led by Cobra Matata.

“Island of Stability” refers to a set of activities meant to assist the Government in restoring and consolidation State authority in areas freed of armed groups, thus paving the way for development initiatives.

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A Goma, nous avons célébré la Paix à l’école

Le 21 Septembre de chaque année, le monde entier célèbre la journée internationale de la paix. Cette année, la célébration de cette grande journée s’est réalisée vivement en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), et plus précisément au Nord Kivu dans la ville de Goma et ses environs. En tant qu’Enfant Reporter, j’ai participé activement à la célébration.

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Afrique : des chansons et des dessins contre Ebola

09/30/2014 06:36 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRE

KINSHASA, 30 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Chansons entraînantes et caricatures saisissantes: face à l'épidémie meurtrière d'Ebola, des chanteurs et des dessinateurs africains participent de façon originale aux efforts de sensibilisation, maillon essentiel de la lutte contre le virus.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

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Angola + 10 others
Food Security Early Warning System - Agromet Update Issue 1, 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

Four seasonal forecasts were issued at the SARCOF, covering the periods October to December 2014 (figure 1a), November 2014 to January 2015 (figure 1b), December 2014 to February 2015 (figure 1c), and January to March 2015 (figure 1d). According to the SARCOF, most of the SADC region is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall (light blue colours) throughout the forecast period. The exceptions are as follows: