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16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to over 900,393 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

• Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced.

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

08 Feb 2017 description

The INFORM Global Risk Index measures the risk of a country experiencing a humanitarian crisis that would overwhelm national capacity and lead to a need for international assistance.

02 Feb 2017 description

KINSHASA, 1er février, 2017 – L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et les autres partenaires (USAID, PATH, National Institute of Health, NIH des Etats-Unis d’Amérique) ont participé ce mercredi à l’inauguration et à la réception officielle des matériels, équipements et bâtiment annexe nouvellement réhabilité destinés au renforcement des capacités des services de l’Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) dans ses interventions de lutte contre les épidémies, et sa capacité de confirmation rapide et exacte des cas des pathologies dangereuses telles que la maladie à virus Ebola, …

12 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

Bumba, le 07 décembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : après cinq jours de formation pour comprendre son approche basée sur l’implication et l’appropriation de la communauté, le personnel de deux Caritas de la Province de Mongala (Lisala et Lolo), sont outillés pour mettre en œuvre le Programme d’appui à la Résilience de populations vulnérables aux Risques des Catastrophes (PRRC).

26 Nov 2016 description
report Caritas

Bumba, le 25 novembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Augmenter la résilience des populations vulnérables par le renforcement de leurs capacités en matière de préparation et d’atténuation de l’impact des risques des catastrophes, c’est l’objectif principal du Programme d’appui à la Résilience des populations vulnérables aux Risques de Catastrophes (PRRC). Il se déroulera dans la Province de la Mongala, et plus spécifiquement dans les Territoires de Lisala et de Bumba, pour une durée de deux ans.

12 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As climate change induced risks increase, it is critical that African countries modernize hydro-meteorological infrastructure and take practical steps to advance disaster risk management efforts

  • Only 10 out of 54 African countries offer adequate meteorological services

  • Governments, organizations, and members of the international community are working together in the framework of the World Bank initiated Africa Hydromet Program to transform hydromet services and build capacity

26 Oct 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

20 Oct 2016 description

IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.

14 Oct 2016 description

En octobre 2015, des centaines de foyers de Kinshasa ont été affectés par les inondations pendant la saison des pluies. Les périphéries défavorisées de la capitale ont été les plus touchées. Les catastrophes naturelles touchent régulièrement la RDC, et la création de mécanismes de prévention et de préparation est une étape indispensable pour réduire les pertes en vie humaines et les dégâts matériels. Plusieurs initiatives sont en cours.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

21 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The region experienced in many parts of the countries, the below normal rainfall conditions depicted by the devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives in the Region.

The SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) had predicted, in August 2015, during SARCOF-19 the below normal rainfall conditions. This was consistent with the observed poor rainfall performance.

The current rainfall 2016/17 outlook is the opposite (reverse) of the last season.

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

15 Sep 2016 description

This booklet is directed towards the Food and Agricultural Organization Member States, UN system and all other potential partners, and sheds light on the role that resilient agriculture livelihoods can play in addressing some of the root causes of migration in protracted crises and assisting displaced populations and host communities to cope with protracted displacement. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural disasters on their lives.

06 Sep 2016 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 06 septembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : le plan opérationnel 2016-2019 de la Caritas ACEAC (Caritas Burundi, Caritas Congo Asbl et Caritas Rwanda) vient d’être adopté lundi à Kinshasa. Il s’articule autour de cinq principaux axes : Développement Institutionnel et renforcement des capacités ; Eradication de la pauvreté et promotion de la Bonne Gouvernance ; Renforcement de la préparation et la réponse aux urgences ; Promotion du travail en réseau et de la communication et Développement de la mobilisation des ressources.

05 Sep 2016 description

La deuxième réunion du Comité d’urgence concernant la fièvre jaune a été convoquée par le Directeur général au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) (RSI (2005)) par téléconférence le 31 août 2016, de 13 heures à 17 h 30 (heure d’Europe centrale).

02 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision

In the wake of El Niño

We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.

31 Aug 2016 description

WHO Statement
31 August 2016

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time