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21 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’insécurité dans la zone de Geti, dans le sud d’Irumu en Province Orientale, affecte, entre autres, la sécurité alimentaire.

  • Quatre sites abritant des personnes déplacées ont été attaqués en mars

  • Plus de 204 000 personnes ont été déplacées au Nord-Kivu durant les trois premiers mois de l’année.

CHIFFRES CLES

Personnes déplacées internes: 2,7 M

Cas de choléra au Katanga Jan-mars 2015: 2 000

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des experts en environnement invitent le gouvernement congolais à renforcer ses capacités dans la gestion des risques naturels (volcan, éboulement de terre, érosion, inondation, tsunami et autres). Ils ont lancé cet appel au lendemain de l’adoption du projet «Appui au renforcement des capacités en gestion des risques naturels en RDC» par la RDC et le Pnud.

01 Apr 2015 description

By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.

25 Mar 2015 description

Théophane Kinda : Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire.

  • Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO

  • Activités de l’Equipe-Pays

  • Situation militaire

Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO

Protection de l’Enfant:

06 Mar 2015 description

Tianyi Luo, Andrew Maddocks, Charles Iceland, Philip Ward and Hessel Winsemius - March

This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam.

Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a loudspeaker at a nearby mosque blaring a warning: Floods were coming.

20 Feb 2015 description

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

CHAPTER 2
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

CHAPTER 3
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

CHAPTER 4
Disaster Risk Reduction

CHAPTER 5
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

09 Feb 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 09 février 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Selon son Coordonnateur, lors d’une interview accordée à caritasdev.cd à Kinshasa fin janvier 2015, le rêve de la Caritas-Développement Molegbe est le développement intégral de ce diocèse à travers l’intégration de cette structure caritative. Dans cette interview, à lire ci-dessous in extenso, M. l’Abbé Egide MBIMBA a émis le souhait que la Caritas Congo accompagne la Caritas-Développement Molegbe avec la qualité de performance de son personnel « pour nous renforcer dans l’organisation managériale de notre Caritas ».

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

The worst outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history continues to ravage communities in West Africa. UNICEF estimates that 9.8 million children and young people under the age of 20 live in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; countries where disease transmission is widespread and intense. Of these, 2.9 million are under the age of 5. UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers due to Ebola.

05 Jan 2015 description

Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The WHO teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication.

Mamo Jatta is a Regional Public Health and Surveillance Officer in The Gambia and, like many people living near Ebola affected countries, he is concerned the disease will enter his own country, “I recently visited the town where I grew up and wondered what would happen if Ebola were to hit us here, would we be ready for it?”

05 Jan 2015 description

Les pays d’Afrique s’emploient à améliorer leur préparation en cas de flambée d’Ebola. Les équipes de l’OMS ont procédé à des exercices de simulation dans les hôpitaux et dispensé une formation technique concernant l’intervention d’urgence et la communication.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

24 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The benefits of strengthening disaster preparedness are cost effectiveness and the delivery of effective humanitarian response.

  • Countries in the region have varying levels of preparedness.

  • Mozambique and Madagascar are most exposed to tropical cyclones.

FIGURES *

23 Dec 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

As of 17 December 2014, there have been 18,569 confirmed, probable and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and 6,900 deaths.Over 9.4 million children are living in the affected areas in these 3 countries. An estimated 3,492 children have been infected with Ebola, and a far greater number of children have lost one or both parents or caregivers in this crisis.

12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

To boost fight against Ebola and strengthen community-based services for the future, UNICEF raises appeal to US$500 million

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 December 2014 – UNICEF today announced an expanded fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa over the next six months, costing a total of US$500 million – of which just 24 per cent ($125.7 million) has been secured.

21 Nov 2014 description

Dear Palais journalists

Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Preparedness

  • Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.

12 Nov 2014 description
report Caritas

Bukavu, le 07 novembre 2014 (caritasdev.cd) : Réduire les inondations dans le marrais Nyalugana, au Sud-Kivu, à travers la promotion des activités de la protection des aires en pleine dégradations, tel est l’objectif principal du projet de Gestion Communautaire de Réduction de Risque de Désastres (GCRRD). Ses activités ont démarré en octobre dernier lors d’une mission qu’une équipe du Bureau Diocésain de Développement et des œuvres Sociales a effectué à Ciherano.

21 Oct 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to humanitarian needs in countries in East and Central Africa (ECA)2 that are experiencing complex emergencies characterized by widespread violence and internal displacement, as well as helping countries to address chronic or recurrent challenges, including acute food insecurity, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity.