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17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

16 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The arrival rate for South Sudanese refugees into Uganda is still high at almost 2,000 per day.

· Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DR Congo 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. However, UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal is only 6 per cent funded to date.

14 Mar 2017 description

GOMA, le 14 mars 2017 – Dans le cadre de son nouveau Programme de gestion des situations d’urgence sanitaire, l’OMS RDC et son Sous-Bureau du Nord Kivu (Est de la RDC) ont entrepris des discussions avec les autorités sanitaires provinciales et les autres acteurs humanitaires pour mettre sur pieds des mécanismes efficaces visant à renforcer les capacités provinciales en matière de préparation et réponse, dans le but de réduire les vulnérabilités en renforçant la résilience des populations affectées et d’améliorer les interventions multisectorielles en cas de crise.

13 Mar 2017 description

Le Cluster Logistique en RDC a participé, du 02 au 03 mars 2017 à Goma, à l’Atelier multisectoriel sur la validation du plan d’organisation de secours en cas d’éruption du volcan Nyiragongo à Goma. Ce plan est piloté par le Gouvernement provincial du Nord Kivu. Au cours de cet atelier, le Cluster Logistique, parmi d’autres clusters (CCCM, Secal, Education, AME Abris, Wash et Protection), a présenté sa contribution dans ce plan de réponse.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

25 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, February 24, 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : The Executive Secretariat of Caritas Congo Asbl has proceeded to the presentation of its activity report carried out in 2016 this Friday, February 24, 2017. The interventions of this technique body charged of social pastoral of Catholic church in DRC have allowed to provide care, training, and support in various manners nearly 5 millions of persons. And this, in all 26 provinces of country.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas
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RDC: Près de 5 millions de personnes servies par Caritas Congo Asbl en 2016

24 Feb 2017 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 three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.

Regional Trends: October-December 2016

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.