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24 Aug 2016 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 19:57 GMT

The United Nations condemned Wednesday the arrests of 32 people in DR Congo after a nationwide opposition-led strike call gripped parts of the country, calling some of them "arbitrary".

The arrests happened Tuesday in the capital Kinshasa and in Mbuji-Mayi in the centre of the country, said Jose Maria Aranaz, who heads the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO).

24 Aug 2016 description

Butembo, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 18:49 GMT

by Albert KAMBALE

An angry lynch mob burnt to death two people Wednesday who were suspected of links to rebels accused of murdering villagers in northeast Congo.

"I condemn the death of these two people who were lynched then burned by the crowd," Sikuli Uvasaka Makala, mayor of Butembo where the lynching took place, told AFP.

"You are killing innocent people," he told the crowd.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

Butembo, RD Congo | AFP | mercredi 24/08/2016 - 17:12 GMT |

Deux personnes soupçonnées de vouloir rejoindre les auteurs d'une série de massacres dans la région de Beni, ont été "lynchées puis brûlées" mercredi par la population de Butembo, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, a-t-on appris de sources locales.

"Je condamne la mort de ces deux personnes lynchées puis brûlées par la foule", a déclaré à l'AFP Sikuli Uvasaka Makala, maire de la ville de Butembo dans la province du Nord-Kivu (est).

24 Aug 2016 description

KINSHASA, 23 août 2016. La vaccination en cours dans 32 zones de Kinshasa et 15 zones frontalières avec l’Angola est l’une des principales stratégies pour contrer l’épidémie de fièvre jaune dans le pays. Pour s’assurer de la qualité dans la mise en œuvre des activités, des équipes de supervision suivent de près la vaccination. Ainsi, du matin au soir, c’est une course contre la montre pour suivre le déploiement des équipes, la tenue effective de la vaccination selon les normes, la disponibilité du vaccin et des intrants et enfin la gestion des déchets.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Pendant les premières heures de la campagne de vaccination de masse contre la fièvre jaune à Kinshasa, les queues deviennent de plus en plus longues au centre médical Pierre Focon basé à Kimbanseke, zone sanitaire dans la banlieue Est de Kinshasa. Cette campagne de vaccination massive, la première dans son genre, vise plus de 10 millions de personnes à Kinshasa et les provinces avoisinantes de l’Angola.

Anicet, de l’incompréhension à la prévention

24 Aug 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mercredi 24/08/2016 - 13:28 GMT

Les Nations unies ont dénoncé mercredi à Kinshasa l'arrestation la veille de 32 personnes en marge de la journée ville morte décrétée par une frange de l'opposition en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

"Hier [mardi] nous avons enregistré 32 cas d'arrestations" par la police et l'Agence nationale de renseignement (ANR), a déclaré à l'AFP José-Maria Aranaz, directeur du Bureau conjoint des Nations unies aux droits de l'Homme en RDC (BCNUDH).

23 Aug 2016 description
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23 August 2016 – Noting today’s meeting of the national dialogue preparatory committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated a call for an inclusive political dialogue to overcome an impasse in the electoral process.

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description
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23 août 2016 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a encouragé mardi tous les acteurs politiques en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à mettre fin à l'impasse entourant le processus électoral.

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693\*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383\*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

23 Aug 2016 description

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 14:23 GMT

Two people were killed in a machete attack in an eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo late Monday where rebels have been blamed for a series of civilian massacres, the army said.

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a partly Islamist armed group of Ugandan origin, is accused of carrying out the brutal slayings, the latest of which took place overnight August 13-14 and left 51 people dead.

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

23 Aug 2016 description

Overwhelmed aid agencies in Uganda are armed with insufficient resources to respond to South Sudanese refugees spilling across the border, after renewed violence pushed over 85,000 people into Uganda’s West Nile region since July.

22 Aug 2016 description

BACKGROUND

Malaria is caused by parasites of the Plasmodium family and transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are four different human malaria species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale), of which P. falciparum and P. vivax are the most prevalent and P. falciparum the most dangerous. P. knowlesi is a zoonotic plasmodium that is also known to infect humans.

22 Aug 2016 description

From 16-19 August 2016, officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs (MIDIMAR), with partners conducted a tour in different District of the country to handover accommodations houses to 25 families of Rwandans who have returned from exile during different years back.

The beneficiaries included seven in Bugesera District, 10 in Nymasheke District, six in Rusizi and two in Nyamagabe District.

22 Aug 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 August 15 to 21, 2016. The next report will be issued on August 29, 2016.

Highlights

22 Aug 2016 description
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Kinshasa, le 22 août 2016 (caritasdev.cd): En sa qualité de représentant du Secrétaire général du ministère de l’EPS-INC a clôturé en date du 19 août l’atelier de capitalisation des expériences du projet d’appui à la mise en œuvre des mesures de protection sociale pour la scolarisation des élèves vulnérables. Cet atelier avait pour objectif de procéder à l’évaluation de la mise en œuvre des activités réalisées et de capitaliser les bonnes expériences pour l’avenir.