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01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Ugandan government have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for three years. The MoU is recognition of FCA’s work as a strong humanitarian actor specifically in the field of education.

With the MoU, FCA is responsible for organising vocational training in the refugee settlement of Rwamwanja. FCA will also build learning spaces, support refugee children with disabilities and the livelihood of people in crises.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

Lubutu, le 29 juin 2015(caritasdev.cd) : Les participants doivent maitriser le remplissage des outils de collecte des données du programme VEA (Village et Ecole Assaini), se conformer à la procédure d’analyser les enquêtes CAP + et rendre toutes les données collectées sur terrain disponibles dans la base des données en ligne constitue un des résultats attendus au terme de l’atelier de formation sur la base des données du Programme Village et Ecole assainis.

30 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tension is on the rise in Bujumbura in view of the first round of presidential elections, as rumors of attacks to destabilize the process circulate. In light of this, the number of Burundians leaving the country has increased. The police and military are still present in some parts of the city centre and suburbs. Criminality is on the rise and grenade attacks are recorded almost daily.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

29 Jun 2015 description

Pweto – Pour la première fois un dessin de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est sélectionné parmi les 20 gagnants du concours de dessin international organisé par le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM). C’est Samie Joseph Kipimbye, 12 ans, de l’école primaire Kashengeneke dans le territoire de Pweto au Katanga, qui est l’auteur de ce dessin. Lui, comme 207.000 élèves vulnérables en RDC, bénéficie du programme de cantine scolaire d’urgence du PAM qui distribue chaque jour des repas dans plus de 550 écoles du pays.

24 Jun 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Walikale : Environ 1 800 familles déplacées de la zone de Ntoto ont besoin d’assistance

  • Deux nouvelles attaques contre des organisations humanitaires dans Rutshuru et Walikale

  • 39 000 cas de paludisme en l’espace de trois semaines dans la Zone de santé de Rutshuru

Aperçu de la situation

24 Jun 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nick Long
June 23, 2015 11:30 AM

GOMA, DRC— In the Democratic Republic of Congo many teachers are paid months late if they are paid at all. In remote areas, teacher salaries are distributed by the Catholic Church run organization Caritas, which some politicians and teachers suggest is not up to the task. But Caritas defends its record and says the real problems lie elsewhere.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

19 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 11 June, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Said Djinnit, stepped down as facilitator of the peace-talks between the Burundian government, opposition parties and civil society groups. Mr. Djinnit had attempted to assist in the resolution of the crisis following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement to run for a third term. He encouraged all parties to continue their dialogue “with a view to create conditions conducive to holding free, fair, inclusive and peaceful elections”.

18 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

"When my son finishes his education, he will have so many assets for the future. He can help me because I’m not strong; he can help his nation and help the less fortunate. That’s why I pray for him to pass his exam.”

Chakupewa Rose realises how fortunate she is to see her child Styve sit for the end of primary school exam or ENAFEP this year. The boy was at school in neighbouring Burundi when his 34 year-old mother asked him to leave Burundi in February.

18 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on JUNE 17, 2015 by NDIAGA SECK

« Lorsque mon enfant aura terminé sa scolarité, il aura des atouts pour le futur. Il pourra m’aider car je n’ai pas de force; il pourra aider sa nation et les plus défavorisés. C’est pour ça que je prie pour qu’il réussisse son examen. »

Chakupewa Rose réalise à quel point elle a de la chance que son fils Styve passe l’examen de fin d’école primaire (ou ENAFEP) cette année. Le garçon allait à l’école au Burundi voisin lorsque sa mère de 34 ans lui a demandé de quitter son pays, en février.

17 Jun 2015 description

Scénario le plus probable

L’arrivée des demandeurs d’asile burundais au Sud-Kivu, précisément dans les territoires d’Uvira, Fizi et Walungu à cause des violences localisées au Burundi suite aux tensions électorales. Cette crise est accompagnée d’augmentation des tensions intercommunautaires et de l’activisme des groupes armés dans la province, ainsi que d’autres problèmes de protection, ce qui entraîne de nouveaux déplacements internes dans les territoires concernés.

Risques

17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

16 Jun 2015 description

New five year education programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo will help girls and boys get the skills they need to succeed.nternational Development Secretary Justine Greening and First Lady Michelle Obama came together in London today to launch a global push to make sure girls in poor countries get the education they deserve.

16 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 10–16 June 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.

16 Jun 2015 description

posted on JUNE 15, 2015 by YVES WILLEMOT

Le département d’Aide humanitaire et de Protection civile de la Commission européenne (ECHO) a renouvelé son engagement aux côtés du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) dans l’assistance aux personnes déplacées internes et aux familles d’accueil en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Cet engagement se matérialise par un appui financier de 4,8 millions d’euros au programme de Réponse Rapide aux Mouvements de Population (RRMP).

14 Jun 2015 description

Changes in context and Needs

Economic downturn is compounding the consequences of conflict

• Intensified violent conflict is destroying the viability of communities and generating new and recurrent displacements of vulnerable populations.

• Economic stress is generating inflation and shortages of critical goods and services.

• Deepening austerity is further threatening publicly managed social services, including the public health system.

12 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30,892 Identified unaccompanied minors

  • 73 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,303,276 NFIs distributed since January

  • 2,031 Shelters distributed since January