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25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

28 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: In Ouaka prefecture, fighting among rival militias persists. Attacks on a number locations, including Bambari, have left dozens of people dead, and civilians have been executed. 3,000 people remain displaced from Bangui after violence began in the middle of the month.

21 Oct 2014 description

DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.

14 Oct 2014 description

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

07 Oct 2014 description

Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: At 1 October, the total cumulative number of reported Ebola cases across the three countries had reached 7,470, including 3,431 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 40% of cases are being reported in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social tensions and insecurity are growing. Many of the 3,700 children who have lost parents to Ebola are being rejected out of fear of infection.

03 Oct 2014 description

Background

The Western branch of the Eastern African Rift is characterized by eight volcanoes located on the borders between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of these volcanoes, only two (Figure 1b), on the Congolese side, are currently active: Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira.

30 Sep 2014 description

Iraq:Up to 13% of IDPs are located in areas that are currently not considered accessible by humanitarian actors. The overall number and geographical spread of IDPs pose a major challenge for provision of assistance. Approximately 1.5 million individuals are in need of emergency food assistance. An estimated 580,000 people are in urgent need of emergency shelter assistance.

14 Apr 2014 description

Nord-Kivu:

Suite à une forte et intense activité volcanique dans la région de Goma, Martin Kobler, Chef de la MONUSCO, a offert son soutien aux autorités provinciales

Kinshasa, le 13 Avril 2014 : « La MONUSCO a offert son assistance aux autorités du Nord-Kivu et s’engage à travailler étroitement avec les officiels du Nord-Kivu pour relever ce nouveau défi. Cette assistance sera octroyée de façon opportune dès que le besoin se fera sentir», a affirmé Martin Kobler, Chef de la MONUSCO.

14 Apr 2014 description

Kinshasa, 13 April 2014: “MONUSCO has offered assistance to the North Kivu authorities and will work closely with North Kivu officials in this new challenge. Assistance will be provided in a timely manner, if required”, said Martin Kobler head of MONUSCO.

"I have instructed our Goma office to be ready to assist the North Kivu authorities and to carry out any mission needed to assist the region", added M. Kobler.

11 Apr 2014 description

04/11/2014 17:28 GMT

GOMA, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - A volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen some "strong activity" and could erupt in the next few days, the Volcanic Observatory in Goma said on Friday.

Experts said seismic activity at Mount Nyamulagira, in the east of the country, does not currently pose any risk to the local population, although Goma, a city of over a million people devastated by an eruption in 2002, sits just 20 kilometres (12 miles) away.

26 Feb 2014 description
report UN News Service

25 February 2014 – Breaking through clouds of smoke, a United Nations helicopter flying a team of scientists over eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dipped near the mouth of Nyamuragira, one of Africa’s most active yet least studied volcanoes, which threatens to potentially turn Goma into Pompeii.

20 Feb 2014 description

Goma, 20 février 2014 - La coordination provinciale de la protection civile et l’OVG, l’Office volcanologique de Goma, ont organisé les 17 et 18 janvier un atelier portant sur l’actualisation des plans de contingence en prévision d’une éruption volcanique à Goma. Plusieurs agences des Nations Unies, la Mission de l’ONU en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), et de nombreuses ONG internationales étaient également présentes. La rencontre était financée par l’organisation Christian Aid de Grande Bretagne.

24 Jul 2013 description

Bukavu, 22 July 2013 – MONUSCO officially turned over to the South-Kivu provincial authorities the keys for the newly rehabilitated building to host the Lwiro Natural Sciences Research Center, in the territory of Kabare, on 20 July, in a ceremony attended by the provincial Governor and chief of MONUSCO/South- Kivu office in Bukavu. The center was rehabilitated and equipped within the framework of the quick impact projects.

05 Jun 2013 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Jonny Hogg

KINSHASA, June 4 (Reuters) - Eleven years after an eruption of Mount Nyiragongo devastated the sprawling lakeside city of Goma, killing hundreds of people, eastern Congo's armed conflict is preventing scientists from predicting the volcano's next deadly explosion.

Read the full article on Reuters-Alertnet

21 Jan 2013 description
report Radio Okapi

Les habitants de Goma (Nord-Kivu) se souviennent, ce jeudi 17 janvier, de l’éruption, il y a onze ans, du volcan Nyiragongo. A cette occasion, le directeur général de l’Observatoire volcanologique de Goma (OVG) a assuré que les deux volcans encore actifs dans cette province – Nyiragongo et Nyamulagira- sont surveillés d’une manière efficiente. Il a cependant déploré l’insécurité et le vol des équipements de surveillance.