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20 Nov 2015 description


Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.

18 Nov 2015 description


  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

10 Nov 2015 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.

02 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Un an après, la situation des sinistrés des fortes pluies de Kalehe ne s’est pas améliorée

  • 9 500 réfugiés burundais du site de Lusenda se sont procuré des vivres de leur choix.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Oct 2015 description
report Caritas Australia

Goma, le 07 octobre 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Le « Projet Shifting The Power » through local organisations, avec les travaux organisés à son sujet dernièrement à Goma, dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), a procédé à son lancement. Caritas Congo Asbl, parmi d’autres Ong au niveau local, est partie prenante dans ce projet au vu de sa localisation dans la capitale du pays.

01 Oct 2015 description

From the director

2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.

31 Aug 2015 description

Bukavu, 27 August 2015 — Dr. Mamadou Pethe Diallo, the new Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in charge of humanitarian affairs made his first visit to South Kivu province.

Upon arriving at Kavumu airport on Thursday 27 August, the Deputy Special Representative made a courtesy call to provincial authorities in Bukavu, South-Kivu and visited Panzi hospital.

19 Aug 2015 description

Au moins cinq personnes ont été tuées, plus de 60 blessées et plus de 1 500 maisons détruites dans plusieurs localités, selon la mission d’évaluation conduite le 8 août par le service de Protection civile du Gouvernement et la Croix-Rouge nationale. Tel est le bilan d’un tremblement de terre de magnitude 5,8 qui a été enregistré au Sud-Kivu aux premières heures du matin du 7 août. Les régions les plus affectées sont Kalehe et Katana qui ont enregistré les morts, et plus de 50% de maisons détruites.

11 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Goma, République Démocratique du Congo, 28 juillet 2015

En 2002, une éruption du volcan Nyiragongo avait détruit 13% de la ville de Goma et du territoire de Nyiragongo, à l’Est de la RDC.

Goma se trouve non loin de la région volcanique des Virunga, localisée entre le lac Kivu et les volcans Nyiragongo et Nyamulagira qui, lui, entre en éruption presque chaque année.

11 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, 28th July 2015 – In 2002, an eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano destroyed 13% of the town of Goma and the Nyiragongo territory, to the East of the DRC.

Goma is not far from the Virunga volcanic region, located between Lake Kivu and the volcanoes Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira, the latter of which erupts nearly every year.

11 Aug 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 92 000 000


Second modification as of 10/07/2015

The regional spill-over of the conflict situation in Yemen has been affecting Djibouti and Somalia resulting in an influx of refugees and returnees into both countries. Both in Djibouti and Somalia, local capacities are stretched to the limits.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Caritas

Goma, le 10 août 2015 (caritasdev.cd) – Le professeur Dieudonné Wafula, responsable scientifique de l’Observatoire volcanique de Goma (OVG), dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), avertit que le séisme du 7 août dernier – ressenti dans trois pays – « aura indéniablement des conséquences sur les volcans de la région ».

10 Aug 2015 description


Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

CHAPTER 4 Disaster Risk Reduction

27 Jul 2015 description


Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

23 Jul 2015 description


All children deserve safe, accessible and culturally appropriate school buildings — regardless of class, creed, gender or ability. When children live in hazard-prone places where high winds, earthquakes, floods and other hazards threaten them, they need schools and grounds that protect them.

Yet recent disasters around the world attest to the fragility of many schools.

16 Jul 2015 description

Marie Claire Mwanza, a health promotions officer

Marie Claire Therese Fwelo Mwanza, a health promotions officer with 27 years experience at WHO, helped end 5 of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) 7 Ebola outbreaks through effective community engagement. In 2014, Marie Claire played a role in bringing DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak to an end in 3 months. Then, she, and 60 colleagues she trained, went to Guinea to support the outbreak response there.

17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;