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28 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Children Detained in War Zones

Thousands Held Without Charge, Tortured

(New York, July 28, 2016) – Thousands of children in conflict-affected countries have been detained without charge for months or even years as national security threats, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Untold numbers have been tortured or have died in custody. Governments should immediately stop detaining children without charge and appropriately punish those who mistreat them.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Direct Relief

In late December of 2015 a patient in the dense urban area of Luanda, Angola presented with symptoms that could have been attributed to any number of tropical vector-borne diseases: a headache, body ache, fever, and nausea. By January their blood test came back positive for yellow fever. They were the first of many.

27 Jul 2016 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire, neutre et indépendante. Sa mission exclusivement humanitaire est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence, et de leur porter assistance. Présent en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis 1978, le CICR maintient une délégation à Kinshasa, des sous- délégations à Bukavu, Goma, Bunia et Lubumbashi.

27 Jul 2016 description

The Southern African Development Community declared a Regional Disaster and launched an Appeal amounting to U$2.4 billion to support the humanitarian needs and disaster response recovery of millions of people affected by the El- Niño-induced drought in the region. The declaring of the Regional Disaster and the launch of the Appeal was announced today the 26th of July 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana, by His Excellency Lt. General Dr.

27 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso : 4 morts, des milliers de personnes affectées par les inondations

Les 19 et 20 juillet, des inondations provoquées par des pluies torrentielles dans quatre régions, dont la capitale Ouagadougou, ont tué quatre personnes et affecté des milliers d'autres. Les autorités ont mis en place une cellule pour surveiller l'impact des pluies et activé le Comité national de secours d'urgence et de réhabilitation pour aider les personnes touchées par les inondations.

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso: Floods kill four, affect thousands

Floods triggered by torrential rains in four regions, including the capital Ouagadougou killed four people and affected thousands others on 19 and 20 July. The authorities have set up a cell to monitor the impact of the rains and activated the national emergency relief and rehabilitation committee to assist those affected by the floods.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme has been facing critical funding gaps since May 2016.

  • In June, WFP provided food assistance to 34,820 people.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees ended in June due to lack of contributions.

Operational Updates

  • Through the school feeding programme, WFP provides 95,000 children with hot meal and plans to reach 132,000 children through 2018.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The joint WFP-FAO smallholder value chains development programme (Purchase for Progress – P4P) is facing financial constraints. This has led to the reduction of its activities by 80% in Equateur and Tanganyika provinces. Unless new contributions materialize, the Kabalo sub office in Tanganyika will not be able to continue beyond October 2016.

  • WFP delivered emergency food assistance to 63,000 people around Beni and Masisi territories in North Kivu, who have been cut off from the humanitarian community, due to security reasons.

26 Jul 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the United Nations Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from July 18 to 24, 2016. The next report will be issued on August 01, 2016

Highlights

26 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal

As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.

26 Jul 2016 description
report Caritas

Wamba, le 21 juillet 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Deux activités ont été à la base d’une mission organisée récemment par Caritas Congo Asbl dans l’ex-Province Orientale en RD Congo. Il s’agit de deux formations-clés liées à l’enseignement de qualité par le renforcement de capacités des écoles-cibles du projet EADE (Enfants et Adolescents en Dehors de l’Ecole). Ces deux formations ont permis aux participants d’avoir une idée claire sur la protection et les droits de l’enfant, la redevabilité ainsi que la transparence et de s’engager au respect de leurs responsabilités.