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25 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Natalia Linou
Natalia Linou is Policy Specialist Gender, Health and HIV at the UN Development Program.

24 Mar 2017 description
report UNAIDS

GENEVA, 24 March 2017—On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Ouaka Prefecture, FPRC coalition has taken control of the most important UPC strongholds outside Bambari. The UNICEF-led RRM is responding to the displacement all around Bambari area. UNICEF Bambari and humanitarian actors in place set a Contingency Plan covering at least 15,000 additional IDPs.

16 Mar 2017 description

Overview

A severe drought, associated with the El Niño phenomena, resulted in a humanitarian emergency in which an estimated 40 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Vulnerability assessments and analysis indicated that 23 million required immediate humanitarian assistance, as of June 2016.

In response to this, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 14 mars 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : _« la Caritas-Développement chez nous, c’est la partie la plus visible de notre pastorale, surtout dans le domaine social »_, a affirmé l’Evêque de Kindu, interviewé à Kinshasa en début mars par caritasdev.cd, en marge de la réunion du Comité Permanent des Evêques de la CENCO. 

02 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Fighting between Ex-Seleka factions (UPC and FPRC) in Ouham Pende, Haute Kotto and Ouaka prefectures (Bocaranga, Koui, Bria, Bakala and Ippy) have left an estimated 3,700 people displaced.

  • 60% of IDPs (17,000 people) have already left the site of MPoko and relocated in different Bangui neighbourhoods

18 Feb 2017 description

Goma – 14 February, 2017 – These activities were taking place at the heart of the 2017 edition of the Amani Peace Festival that ended recently in the North Kivu Provincial capital of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The crowd-pulling event opened a door for MONUSCO to intensify HIV sensitization and to encourage activities that could bring about behaviour change among the youths.

02 Feb 2017 description

Goma, 25 January, 2017 –In the fight against HIV and AIDS, finding effective ways to create awareness through education and information that could motivate people to know their HIV status through Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT) is an on-going challenge. However, the HIV/AIDS Section of MONUSCO has been focusing attention on Peer Education as one of the ways to engage more people in HIV prevention. This innovative programme has been experiencing a boom in popularity as activities are being established in community based groups and within the military barracks.

21 Jan 2017 description

Goma, 17 January, 2017 – In the fight against HIV and AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUSCO has been supporting national institutions as well as the initiatives of the United Nations system in its efforts to response to issues of HIV through the innovative programme of activities of its HIV/AIDS Section. This also includes the effort to overcome stigma and discrimination related to AIDS as well as capacity-building of people involved in the fight against HIV.

21 Jan 2017 description

Comité des droits de l’enfant

Examen des rapports soumis par les États parties en application de l’article 44 de la Convention

Introduction

  1. Le Gouvernement de la RDC a présenté et défendu le 21 janvier 2009, son 2è rapport périodique sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention relative aux Droits de l’Enfant devant le Comité des Droits de l’Enfant (CRC/C/COD /2).

21 Jan 2017 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention

Introduction

  1. On 21 January 2009, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented its second periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC/C/COD /2) to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and responded to the Committee’s questions on the subject.

19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.1 In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM),2 and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following violence in Bria (Haute Kotto prefecture) in November among two different Ex-Seleka factions, heavy fighting spread in the Ouaka prefecture for control of Bambari, displacing over 8,000 people.

  • As of the end of November, 434,000 people were reportedly internally displaced, a sharp increase (14,000 people) to the previous month due to the violence that broke out in north east (Bria) and central CAR (Bambari).

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million

08 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 4 JANVIER 2017 par FLAVIEN MULUMBA

BEST OF 2016 – Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la santé sexuelle des jeunes congolaises et congolais. Des informations d’autant plus importantes, qu’en RDC, la jeunesse constitue un tiers de la population et en est l’un des moteurs les plus puissants.

La forte fécondité de la population et de la jeunesse congolaise