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22 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The growing political tensions in Burundi has led thousands of Burundians to flee to neighbouring DRC.

  • As of 18 May there were 9,300 refugees in Eastern DRC.

  • The majority of the refugees are women (56%) and children (58%). They are for now mostly residing with host families.

  • As of 18 May 2015, around 2,800 refugees have received food assistance from WFP in 11 different locations; distribution are ongoing.

21 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· The past weeks of civil unrest and response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Children were repeatedly caught up in demonstrations either as active participants or simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

· Security forces were indiscriminate in their violent response and as a result at least three children were killed, many injured and arrested.

21 May 2015 description

Le projet d’« Appui au renforcement des capacités dans le domaine de réduction des Risques Naturels en RDC » a été lancé officiellement ce jeudi 21 mai 2015 par la Vice-Ministre de l’Intérieur et Sécurité Mme Martine Bukasa et le Directeur Pays du PNUD Priya Gajraj. Ce projet a pour objectif d’intégrer la gestion des risques et catastrophes naturelles dans la stratégie de développement humain durable. Il pourra également établir une cartographie des risques dans le Sud-Kivu et réactiver la plateforme nationale visant à mieux gérer ces risques et à protéger les populations civiles.

21 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

L’Union Européenne a accordé au gouvernement congolais une enveloppe de 620 millions d’euros dans le cadre du Fond Européen au Développement. L’ambassadeur de l’Union Européenne en RDC, Jean-Michel Dumond a fait cette annonce à l’occasion de la fête de l’Europe la semaine dernière à Kinshasa.

Ces fonds seront affectés entre autres à la réforme de la justice, de la police, de l’armée et des finances publiques.

-Quelle analyse faire de la contribution de l’Union européenne en RDC ?

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21 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Pact for Peace, National Reconciliation and Reconstruction was adopted at the end of the Bangui National Forum which was held from 4-11 May. The Forum was attended by political and religious figures, armed groups, civil society members and youth groups. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the adoption of the Pact as well as an agreement signed by armed groups on the principles for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and called for its “swift implementation”.

21 May 2015 description
report IRIN

KIGOMA, TANZANIA, 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - If you ask a Burundian refugee who has recently arrived in Tanzania when they plan to return home, there’s a good chance that the answer will be, “I don’t.” Now a cholera outbreak on the border has made the journey all the more dangerous.

21 May 2015 description

PERIOD: January 2015 - December 2015

SUMMARY

Strategic objectives

  1. To immediately improve the living conditions of newly displaced individuals, ensuring their protection and providing them with basic goods and social services

  2. To reinforce the protection of civilians, including their basic rights, in particular those of children and women.

  3. To increase access to basic services and means of subsistence for vulnerable men and women.

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

21 May 2015 description
report European Union

Les importateurs européens d'étain, de tantale, de tungstène et d'or doivent être certifiés par l'UE pour assurer qu'ils n'alimentent pas les conflits et les violations des droits de l'homme dans les zones de conflit, déclarent les eurodéputés dans leur position pour un projet législatif adopté mercredi par 402 voix pour, 118 contre et 171 abstentions.

21 May 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 20 mai 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Les principaux acteurs du projet ASSP (Accès aux Soins de Santé Primaires), dont Caritas Congo Asbl, sont en train de développer leur stratégie de communication. Ils ont tenu leur séance de travail, un de celles-ci, à ce sujet le lundi 18 mai 2015 à Kinshasa, en RD Congo, au siège de l’organisation IMA World Health, rapporte caritasdev.cd

21 May 2015 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 15 000 personnes déplacées dans la ville de Beni suite à plusieurs massacres dans la zone

• 2 500 personnes déplacées et familles d’accueil assistées à Kitchanga (Masisi)

• Fermeture des sites de déplacement de Buhimba et Nzulo : 700 déplacés retournent dans leur localité d’origine, 128 transférés dans un autre site.

Aperçu de la situation

21 May 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 9 000 demandeurs d’asile burundais déjà enregistrés au Sud-Kivu, l’assistance se poursuit.

  • 1 100 ménages retournés reçoivent des articles ménagers essentiels dans un climat de sécurité volatile dans la zone nord de Shabunda.

Aperçu de la situation

21 May 2015 description

Manono (Nord-Katanga), le 15 Mai 2015, Une équipe de fonctionnaires la MONUSCO-Kalemie a animé une séance de sensibilisation sur la Résolution 2211 du Conseil de Sécurité et le rôle de la Mission en RDC, au profit des responsables des confessions religieuses de la cité de Manono.

21 May 2015 description

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have made history today by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals, said Amnesty International and Global Witness.

Today’s vote determines the position with which the European Parliament (EP) enters into negotiations with Member States and Commission to find an agreement on the law.

21 May 2015 description
report European Union

EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold for manufacturing consumer goods need to be certified by the EU to ensure that they do not fuel conflicts and human rights abuses in conflict areas, say MEPs in their position on a draft law adopted on Wednesday by 402 votes to 118, with 171 abstentions.

Parliament voted by 400 votes to 285, with 7 abstentions, to overturn the Commission's proposal as well as the one adopted by the international trade committee and requested mandatory compliance for "all Union importers" sourcing in conflict areas.

21 May 2015 description

Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.

Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament

20 May 2015 description

Representatives of the Congolese and German Governments have formally opened an ammunition depot that will ensure the safe storage of ammunition by Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) near the city of Bukavu.

As the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to suffer from armed violence and conflict, the secure storage of ammunition has become a priority for the Congolese Government.