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30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed conflict and the corresponding displacement of people continue to dominate the humanitarian context in the eastern part of the country, including southeastern Katanga province, with over 2.7 million people still displaced.In Katanga alone, the number of newly displaced people increased by 22 per cent in the second half of 2014.2 Population movement in DRC is complex and dynamic: attacks on people and gross violations of human rights by numerous armed actors continue, with zones of violence and displacement constantly shifting with zones …

29 Jan 2015 description
report Caritas

Goma, le 29 janvier 2015 (caritasdev.cd) – Des ordures ménagères à côté des aliments exposés à même le sol… Plusieurs localités du Nord-Kivu, une province de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), n’échappent pas à cette triste réalité.

29 Jan 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • La protection des civils particulièrement affectée dans le Territoire de Shabunda

  • Plus de 4 000 familles déplacées et retournées ont besoin d’assistance dans les territoires de Walungu et Shabunda

Contexte général

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.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Caritas

Mbujimayi, le 27 janvier 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Monsieur Albert Mashika, 2ème Secrétaire Exécutif Adjoint de Caritas Congo ASBL vient d’effectuer une visite de solidarité et d’accompagnement à la Caritas développement Mbuji-Mayi (CDM) du 13 au 15 janvier.

27 Jan 2015 description

Le profil humanitaire du Nord-Kivu se veut être un outil de mobilisation de ressources et de préparation aux urgences mis à jour trimestriellement pour informer la communauté humanitaire sur les principaux enjeux humanitaires de la province.

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

23 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian community in CAR strongly condemns the abduction of humanitarian workers.

  • Nearly 10,000 Central Africans have fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 16 December.

  • Malnutrition persists among the nearly 500 members of the Fulani (aka “Pheul”) community displaced in Yaloké.

Situation Overview

23 Jan 2015 description

The inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), led by UNHCR, was first launched in April 2014 to address the L3 emergency in CAR and the significant numbers of refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo, since 5 December 2013. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of all actors, the most critical phase of the emergency was stabilized by July 2014.

22 Jan 2015 description

Mweso, 17 janvier 2015 – «Je me suis enrôlé deux fois, parce que je n'avais rien à faire», explique Pierre, un ancien enfant soldat de dix-sept ans. «La première fois, c'était en 2006. Les recruteurs au camp me promettaient de la nourriture, un travail, et une carrière militaire. Il ne m'a pas fallu longtemps pour me convaincre d'aller dans la brousse et de tenter ma chance.»

22 Jan 2015 description

Mweso, 17 January 2015 – "I joined twice, because I had nothing to do," explains Pierre, a 17-year-old former child solider. "The first time was in 2006. The recruiters in the camp promised me food, a job, and a military career. It didn't take much to get me to go into the bush and try my luck."

A humanitarian organisation found Pierre two years later and sent back him back to a camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs). When asked which organisation, Pierre shrugs, "white people."

21 Jan 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Des exactions commises par des groupes armés ont contraint des populations à se déplacer dans les territoires de Masisi et Walikale après le redéploiement des unités FARDC.

  • Des mouvements préventifs de population dans les territoires de Lubero, Rutshuru et Walikale depuis la fin de l’ultimatum de désarmement volontaire des FDLR.

  • 4 950 élèves de Masisi reçoivent des kits scolaires.

  • 30 000 personnes ont besoin d’eau, hygiène et assainissement au nord de Beni.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

13 Jan 2015 description

Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.

12 Jan 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 12 janvier 2015 ( caritasdev.cd) : Aux diocèses de Sakania-Kipushi, de Kalemie-Kirungu, de Kamina et Kongolo, dans la province du Katanga, en RD Congo, le projet EADE en vue de l’extension de la scolarisation des enfants et adolescents en dehors de l’école a déjà réalisé les activités de deux des trois ses axes retenus, à savoir l’accès et l’équité à l’éducation et l’enseignement de qualité. Ce projet de Caritas Congo a été financé par l’organisation Educate A Child Qatar.

06 Jan 2015 description

(Kinshasa, 06 janvier 2015) M. Moustapha Soumaré, Coordonnateur de l’Action Humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), a approuvé l’octroi de 30 millions de dollars américains du Fonds commun humanitaire (Pooled Fund) pour apporter une assistance humanitaire aux populations affectées par les conflits armés et les crises nutritionnelles dans huit des onze provinces de la RDC.

06 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 17 December – 6 January

Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.

Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.