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24 Jul 2017 description

July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World Health organization has been well received by the Kenyan government and partners.

The initiative was recently introduced in Nairobi by Dr Ibrahima-Soce Fall, the WHO AFRO director for Emergencies when he met the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for health Dr Cleopa Mailu, MOH officials and various partners. These included CDC, Office for coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, and UNHCR, International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and GIZ.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 2017 (IPS)

Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

10 Jul 2017 description

Goma, July 3rd, 2017 - The North Kivu Civil Protection Service has organized a simulation exercise involving about 2, 000 families and constituting over 11, 000 persons on Monday 03 of July in Goma to evacuate the population in the event of a volcanic eruption of the two volcanoes of Nyiragongo and Nyamuligira .

This simulation exercise is part of the assessment of the contingency plan developed and adopted by the government at the national level. It was executed with the support of MONUSCO, the World Bank, OCHA, WFP and government.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – Le Canada fournit 50 millions de dollars canadiens pour un programme commun de 5 ans sur la résilience mis en œuvre par les agences des Nations Unies.

Les agences des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture entreprennent un programme commun sans précédent pour cinq ans pour travailler avec les communautés vulnérables dans trois zones sujettes aux crises. Ce programme vise à répondre aux besoins immédiats en nourriture et à améliorer la résilience de ces populations, tout en s’attachant aux causes originelles de l’insécurité alimentaire.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

04 Jul 2017 description


Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is a moth native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, whose larva (photo) causes damage to crops. It mainly affects maize, with potential hosts from 26 plant families. Significant yield loss can be caused by FAW, if not well managed. FAW has several generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

04 Jul 2017 description


Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.

01 Jul 2017 description

A global initiative is gaining momentum to improve multi-hazard early warning systems and so boost the resilience of the most vulnerable countries to extreme weather and the impacts of climate change.

The Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative aims to mobilize more than US$100 million by 2020 to strengthen risk information and early warning systems in least developed countries and small island developing states.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

Lolo, le 19 juin 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Les habitants de Lisala, Bumba et Lolo, dans la province de la Mongala, sont régulièrement victimes des aléas climatiques. Certains s’entêtent depuis plusieurs années à vivre à proximité des lieux exposés aux risques des catastrophes pour des raisons de pêche ou de manque de moyens financiers. Aujourd’hui, grâce au Programme d’appui à la Résilience des populations vulnérables aux Risques des Catastrophes (PRRC), des communautés concernées sont sensibilisées.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

Banga, le 16 juin 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : A la faveur de la mise en œuvre des appels d’urgence EA07-2017 et EA 08-2017, respectivement par Caritas Burundi et Caritas Congo, une formation en mécanismes de réponse et toolkit de CI pour la réponse aux urgences a été tenue du 9 au 10 juin dernier à Banga(Burundi). Pour rappel, le premier appel d’urgence est intitulé « Assistance alimentaire aux personnes vulnérabilisées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans les Provinces de Bubanza, Cibitoke et Kirundo ».

15 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

Bumba, le 15 juin 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas International Belgique (CI.be) vient d’organiser à Bumba une séance de travail avec des représentants des Caritas-Développement des Diocèses de Lisala et Lolo, faisant partie des équipes de mise en œuvre du Programme d'appui à la Résilience des populations vulnérables aux Risques des Catastrophes (PRRC) dans la Province de la Mongala. Cette rencontre s’est tenue du 08 au 10 juin 2017 à Bumba.

08 Jun 2017 description


Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

09 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Bidibidi settlement, which is now the largest refugee settlement in Africa, is home to over 157,000 children from South Sudan who have arrived since the 2016 July crisis. Other new South Sudanese refugee arrivals are settled in Palorinya (148,381), Rhino (86,770), Imvepi (55,778) and Lamwo (5,738).

  • Cholera preparedness and response is expected to benefit from new Ministry of Health National guidelines for the prevention of Cholera and administration of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV).