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21 Apr 2015 description

Launched in June 2005 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major 5-year, $1.265 billion expansion of U.S. Government resources for malaria control. The Initiative is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI funds programs in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia (see Appendix 1).

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) for 12 months on March 26.

  • The number of displacements in North Kivu Province recently surpassed 1 million; however, recent displacements are likely temporary, as residents are returning to areas of origin as fighting moves across the region.

  • USAID/OFDA partner Medair provides additional support to three health care facilities in North Kivu’s Beni Territory.

05 Mar 2015 description

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way. That’s why across our programs in more than 80 countries we are making evidence-based investments in gender equality and female empowerment.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS - Ex- and former presidents of CAR signal support for the country’s peace process - Demonstrations in Ouaka Prefecture’s Bambari town in mid-February result in six deaths - Humanitarian organizations continue to provide IDPs in Batangafo town, Ouham Prefecture, with emergency relief supplies

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes between UN forces and ex-Séléka militants in Haute-Kotto Prefecture’s Bria town result in unconfirmed deaths and injuries

  • Crop production remains 58 percent below the pre-crisis average, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report

  • WFP releases its 2015 Emergency Operation (EMOP) for the CAR regional crisis, which aims to provide food assistance to 1.56 million people in CAR and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Les Etats-Unis ont mis à la disposition de la RDC 20 millions de dollars américains pour les élections, a affirmé mardi 10 Février Russ Feingold, l’envoyé spécial de ce pays dans les Grands Lacs. De nombreux observateurs estiment que cette contribution permettra à la CENI de financer une bonne partie des élections et de les organiser dans les délais.

  • Comment commentez-vous cette actualité?​

Invité: Professeur Kassongo Emmanuel, Spécialiste des questions électorales

03 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) and the Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) plan to launch an offensive against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces

  • Protests in the capital city of Kinshasa result in death and injury

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helps reunite nearly 150 children who emerged from armed groups with their families 

KEY DEVELOPMENT

02 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed groups kidnap aid workers and a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) staff member

  • An estimated 30,000 CAR refugees flee southern Ouaka Prefecture for northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning System (FEWS NET) reports continued Crisis and Emergency—IPC 3 and 4—levels of food insecurity*

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Jan 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

L’agence américaine pour le développement international (USAID) a accordé un don de 44 millions de dollars américains au Programme alimentaire mondial (Pam). D’après un communiqué conjoint signé l’USAID et le Pam, ce fonds doit servir à apporter une assistance alimentaire aux personnes les plus affectées par la faim et la malnutrition causées par les conflits armés dans l’Est de la RDC.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

11 Dec 2014 description

République démocratique du Congo - En collaboration avec le Bureau chargé des affaires internationales de stupéfiants et du maintien de l’ordre du Département d’Etat américain, l’OIM lance un programme de 2 ans visant à aider la Police nationale congolaise (PNC) à protéger la population de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en intensifiant les services de sécurité et la protection civile de la population, y compris du grand nombre de déplacés.

02 Dec 2014 description

IOM, in collaboration with the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has launched a 2-year programme to help the Congolese National Police (CNP) to protect the population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by increasing security services and civil protection of the population including widespread displaced people.

19 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 15 145 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 16 November. There have been 5420 reported deaths. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this outbreak.

14 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 14 413 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 11 November 2014. There have been 5177 reported deaths.

12 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 14 098 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 9 November. There have been 5160 reported deaths.

07 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 13 268 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six currently affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 4 November 2014. There have been 4960 reported deaths.

05 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 042 reported cases of Ebola, with 4818 reported deaths, up to the end of 2 November.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been affected.

  • All 83 contacts of the health-care worker infected in Spain have completed 21-day follow-up

SUMMARY

31 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 567 reported Ebola cases in eight affected countries since the outbreak began, with 4951 reported deaths.

  • Intense transmission continues in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • All 83 contacts of the health-care worker infected in Spain have completed the 21-day follow-up period.

SUMMARY

29 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 703 EVD cases, with 4 920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone are now affected.

  • Thursday 30 October marks 30 days since the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.

  • Mali reported its first case on 23 October.