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27 Mar 2017 description

Press release 56/2017 27 March 2017

By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Finland’s humanitarian aid will amount to EUR 61.4 million, of which approximately EUR 20 million will be channelled to the famine-hit countries in the Horn of Africa and to Nigeria and Yemen.

27 Mar 2017 description

ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.

27 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

by Natalia Linou, Policy Specialist, Gender, Health and HIV, UNDP

Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe terminations, and long-term reproductive complications – are often unmet, stigmatized and under-reported.

27 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

404,226 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 28 February 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: UNHCR in Burundi is continuing its border and protection monitoring activities in return areas, as well as preparing for potential voluntary returns in light of the tripartite that will be organized with Tanzanian authorities in March.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

25 mars 2017 – À l'occasion de la Journée internationale de solidarité avec les membres du personnel détenus et disparus, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a indiqué que l'ONU était toujours sans nouvelle du sort de deux membres du Groupe d'experts sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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.

25 Mar 2017 description
report African Union

Addis-Abéba, le 25 Mars 2017: Le Président en exercice de l’Union africaine (UA), S.E.M. Alpha Condé, Président de la République de Guinée , et le Président de la Commission de l'UA, Moussa Faki Mahamat continuent de suivre avec une attention renouvelée l’évolution de la situation en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) suite à l'impasse lie à la mise en application de l'accord du 31 Décembre 2016. A cet égard, ils maintiennent un contact constant avec les principaux acteurs Congolais et l’ensemble des parties concernées.

25 Mar 2017 description

OCHA STARTS EIGHT-DAY MISSION IN TSHIKAPA

The mission aims to assess the needs of those who have been affected bythe violence that has ravaged the area in the past few months. This is the first of three missions planned in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental aimed at mapping out a suitable response to the needs of those displaced.

OVER 80 TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO 46 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ITURI

25 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Des efforts accrus sont nécessaires pour retrouver les deux enquêteurs et les quatre Congolais dans le Kasaï

(Kinshasa) – Le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo devrait coopérer pleinement avec les efforts des Nations Unies pour localiser l’équipe du Groupe d’experts de l’ONU portée disparue depuis le 12 mars 2017 dans la province du Kasaï-Central, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.

25 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Stepped-Up Efforts Needed to Find 2 Investigators, 4 Congolese in Kasai

(Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo government should fully cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate a UN Group of Experts team that has been missing since March 12, 2017, in Kasai Central province, Human Rights Watch said today.

24 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 mars 2017 – La Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a ordonné vendredi des réparations individuelles et collectives en faveur des victimes des crimes commis par le chef de milice Germain Katanga le 24 février 2003 lors d'une attaque lancée contre le village de Bogoro dans le district de l'Ituri, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.