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25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nicolas Meulders

Jeannette, enfant pygmée : ‘Jamais je n’aurais pu imaginer jouer un jour avec des enfants bantous’

25 May 2016 description

Oslo, Norvège | AFP | mercredi 25/05/2016 - 15:16 GMT

Le célèbre chirurgien congolais Denis Mukwege s'est inquiété mercredi d'une augmentation des violences sexuelles contre les enfants, certains en bas âge, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), y compris hors des zones de conflit.

25 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mercredi 25/05/2016 - 14:08 GMT

Le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF) a annoncé mercredi à Kinshasa le lancement de la gestion conjointe avec l’État congolais du parc national de la Salonga, situé dans le centre-ouest de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Le programme de cogestion du parc de la Salonga "vise à contribuer à l’objectif global de la conservation de la biodiversité tout comme à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la stabilisation des effets du changement climatique", déclare WWF dans un communiqué.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

Introduction

25 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 mai 2016 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme (HCDH) a exprimé mardi sa préoccupation concernant une série de mesures prises par le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis janvier 2015 pour réduire l'espace démocratique dans le pays avant les élections.

25 May 2016 description
  • Despite the start of the dry season, the number of cholera cases is still increasing and spreading along the Congo River. The East of the country remains the most affected region but cases have been reported in the capital, Kinshasa, mainly in the same areas affected by the yellow fever outbreak. Since the beginning of 2016, 9 821 cases have been reported in DRC corresponding to an increase of 3 000 compared to the same period in 2015.
  • Humanitarian organisations are already responding to the situation through various mechanism co-funded by ECHO.
24 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In April, food assistance was provided to 14,599 CAR refugees.

  • In April, food assistance was also provided to 3,657 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive into Tanzania.
    According to UNHCR, the total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania is over 137,000, bringing the combined Congolese and Burundian refugee population in Tanzania to over 200,000.

  • UNESCO and WFP, in partnership with XPRIZE and the Government of Tanzania, officially launched the XPRIZE Global Learning competition in Tanzania.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) is facing serious resource shortfalls. Food assistance for assets and food for training activities have been suspended because of limited funding. WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.

  • The current political instability, economic decline and El Nino-related flooding continues to have a significant impact on humanitarian needs within the country.

24 May 2016 description

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (24 May 2016) – The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

24 May 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 24 May 2016
Subjects: (1) Syria, (2) Kenya, (3) Iraq and (4) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

(1) Syria

We condemn the series of suicide and car bombings which took place yesterday morning in the two Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous.

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

23 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, 21st May 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Chief of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Maman Sidikou, is deeply concerned about the increasing political tensions in the DRC. He notes, in this respect, that increasing the number of judiciary proceedings and actions likely to shrink the political space will only exacerbate the tensions and make it even more difficult to hold the political dialogue insistently called for by President Kabila.

23 May 2016 description

Dr Margaret Chan

Director-General

Address to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2016

Mister President, Excellencies, honourable ministers, ambassadors, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Public health constantly struggles to hold infectious diseases at bay, to change lifestyle behaviours, and to find enough money to do these and many other jobs.

But sometimes we need to step back and celebrate.

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

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