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29 Aug 2016 description

The Government of Mauritius, in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), will host a major conference of governments and partners in Africa which will examine progress in disaster risk reduction across the continent and the ongoing challenges of responding to extreme weather events which have left 60 million people in severe need across the region.

19 Aug 2016 description
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MBANDAKA (EQUATEUR) 19 août 2016. Face à la progression de l’épidémie de choléra dans les provinces situées le long du fleuve Congo et dans celles endémiques de l’Est de la RDC, l’OMS a déployé dans la province de l’Equateur une équipe composée de trois experts épidémiologistes, 3 experts en Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement et de quatre experts en communication du risque, mobilisation sociale, et engagement communautaire pour renforcer l’appui technique sur place et parvenir à interrompre la chaîne de transmission de la maladie.

18 Aug 2016 description

This week trainings of the project “ACT for Humanitarian Capacity Development” take place at the global office of ICCO in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 16th till 19th of August, 20 humanitarians from disaster prone countries receive training in how to deal with disasters and emergencies. In this way, communities will be better prepared to cope with disasters like the drought in Ethiopia, floods in Bangladesh and the earthquake in Nepal.

Better prepared for drought, floods and earthquakes

06 Aug 2016 description

With support from Japan

5 August 2016 -- An outbreak of yellow fever has spread across Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), causing more than 5600 suspected cases of the deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Fortunately, providing protection against yellow fever is possible, thanks to an existing vaccine. The Ministries of Health of both Angola and DRC, with support from the World Health Organization and partners, are holding mass vaccination campaigns to safeguard at-risk communities and put a stop to the spread of the disease.

04 Aug 2016 description
report Voice of America

Lameck Masina

LILONGWE, MALAWI—The U.S. Army is training southern African soldiers involved in peacekeeping missions and disaster relief operations.

Nearly 200 military personnel from seven countries are taking part in the Southern Accord — an annual two-week training that kicked off Tuesday in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.

Brigadier General Jon Jensen, deputy commanding officer for U.S. Army Africa, told reporters in Lilongwe that for the first time, this year's training includes how to effectively respond to natural disasters.

27 Jul 2016 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire, neutre et indépendante. Sa mission exclusivement humanitaire est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence, et de leur porter assistance. Présent en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis 1978, le CICR maintient une délégation à Kinshasa, des sous- délégations à Bukavu, Goma, Bunia et Lubumbashi.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal

As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.

22 Jul 2016 description

 This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,247,478 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to support 12,327,000 people for 6 months, primarily through social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns, in addition to emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and to support National Society capacity building. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point and will be adjusted based on further developments …

19 Jul 2016 description

Hunger: More than a moral outrage

The statistics are shocking, so utterly appalling as to be beyond comprehension: 780 million people deprived of sufficient nourishment; three million under-fives dead from hunger in just one year; and, 66 million primary school children sent to class every day on empty stomachs.

Tragically, this is not the trailer for some postapocalyptic sci-fi blockbuster, but hard truths about the world we live in.

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

12 Jul 2016 description

For a measles vaccination campaign to be successful, 95 percent of the people within the area need to be vaccinated in order to stop the spread of the disease. But how do you perform the campaign if you’re not sure how many people need vaccinating?

28 Jun 2016 description
report Sphere Project

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country four times bigger than France, has gone through recurrent humanitarian crises for the last 20 years. In that context, Boniface N. Deagbo has been promoting Sphere standards for almost a decade.

28 Jun 2016 description

Lorsqu’une grande flambée épidémique de fièvre jaune survient, les pays ont besoin de s’approvisionner d’urgence en vaccins pour contenir la propagation de la maladie.

À la mi-juin 2016, près de 18 millions de doses de vaccins antiamarils avaient été distribués dans le cadre des campagnes de vaccination d’urgence en Angola, en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo. Si les pays n’ont pas suffisamment de vaccins, ils peuvent avoir accès à la réserve mondiale pour les situations d’urgence.

24 Jun 2016 description

A l’Est de la RDC, près de 90 ménages relocalisés sur le site de Kasheke essaient de se reconstruire après que des éboulements de terres d’un dénivelé de 30 mètres aient emporté leurs maisons, leurs champs et leur bétail en 2015. Le nouveau site de 13 hectares offert aux sinistrés par un particulier congolais se trouve à 5 km du lieu du sinistre. Ce site sélectionné par le Gouvernement provincial et la Protection civile a été aménagé grâce à l’appui du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) à la demande des autorités provinciales.

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

21 Jun 2016 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

17 Jun 2016 description

GENEVA - 17 June 2016: The yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.

Experts agreed with this proposal at a meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.