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06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council of 12 February 2013 (S/PRST/2013/2).

05 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

KINSHASA, July 4 (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.

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04 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 14 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré envi-ron 9503 cas et 182 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Cependant, à la semaine 24, seuls 4 pays (Cameroun, R.D. Congo, Ghana et Nigeria) ont notifié les 172 nouveaux cas dont 0 décès. Les données de la semaine 24 indiquent une persistance des cas en R.D. Congo et une relance de nouveaux cas, conséquence prévisible des inondations survenues à Accra le mois dernier.

03 Jul 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150703-PR1127

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

Today, 3 July 2015, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC), postponed the opening statements in the Ntaganda case, initially scheduled from 7 to 9 July 2015 to 2 to 4 September 2015. In addition, the Chamber ruled that the testimony of the first witness would start on 15 September 2015, instead of 24 August 2015. This decision was announced at a status conference held at the Court to discuss trial preparations.

03 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Persistent fear of an upsurge of violence during the electoral period, has resulted in increased numbers of new arrivals crossing the border into neighbouring countries in the last one week. More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring countries since the previous weekend.

03 Jul 2015 description

Introduction

This publication provides generic guidance to assist both hosted and host families and ‘menus of options’ for specific support. Its goal is not to be exhaustive on this complex and multi-faceted topic, but rather to contribute to a ‘gap area’ and to complement existing guidance on community-based humanitarian action.

This guide has been informed by several country-level learnings and more specifically by the Haiti Shelter Cluster working group on host families.

03 Jul 2015 description

South Kivu, 1st July 2015 — Wednesday 1st July saw the official handover by MONUSCO of a completed potable water supply project which will benefit about 20,000 people in and around the Natural Science Research Center (CRSN) of Luiro, in Kabare territory. The project was handed over to the community through Mr. Albert Murhi, the provincial minister for mines and water resources.
The US$ 33,790 project was financed by MONUSCO and involved the following works: rehabilitation of the water source, replacement of the water pipes over 4 km, and construction of a 24 cubic-meters reservoir.

02 Jul 2015 description

Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.

02 Jul 2015 description

Congo-Brazzaville: Mass deportations of DRC nationals may amount to crimes against humanity

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In CAR, World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June. The slogan “Diverse but all united” (I GA NDE NDE, A HON KWE, I YEKE OKO in Sango) and visual identity (a multicolored hand) of this year’s celebration is representative of UNHCR’s efforts in the past months to promote social cohesion and peace in the Central African Republic and to restore the country’s social fabric.

02 Jul 2015 description

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

The organization calls for a halt of all current plans of mass expulsions of foreign nationals from the Republic of Congo and for all of those unlawfully expelled to be allowed to return, if they so desire.

02 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on JUNE 30, 2015 by NDIAGA SECK

Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 25 June 2015 – “I have a very good life now but in the past, my life was hard. I couldn’t even buy myself soap. If my mother didn’t give me soap, I wouldn’t wash my clothes. Now, I can buy myself lotion, clothes and soap. At times, I get a lot of money and buy my mother some food,” Ghislain Muhindo says with a smile on his face.

02 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

To support the capacity of countries to integrate human rights in their Fast-Track approaches to HIV programming, UNAIDS and the Alliance Nationale Contre le Sida (ANCS) Senegal held a three-day capacity building workshop in Dakar, Senegal from 22 to 24 June 2015.

The workshop highlighted the continued political, legal, cultural, social, and programmatic challenges that hinder efforts to address the HIV epidemic. Participants pointed out that existing programmes to address these challenges in Western and Central African countries remain largely insufficient and inadequate.

01 Jul 2015 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 7/1/2015 - 20:13 GMT

Ugandan rebels blamed for slaughtering hundreds in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have a "terrorist aspect" which could draw them closer to African jihadist movements, a UN military leader said Wednesday.

The insurgency by the mainly Muslim rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) has a "terrorist aspect that must be taken extremely seriously," said General Jean Baillaud, deputy commander of MONUSCO, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in DR Congo.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations
    Nepal

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Burundi

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in Bunia in partnership with Human Rights NGOs organized an open conference-debate in the district of Ituri to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture commemorated on 26 June of each year.

The concepts of torture and Human Rights violations as well as the situational analysis of the acts of tortures committed in this district and fight against torture from 2013 to date are the themes addressed by this commemoration; the last theme was presented by the Chief Military Prosecutor of the Ituri Garrison.

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Ahead of the planned elections in Burundi thousands have fled to neighboring countries.

  • The number of newly arrived Burundian refugees in DRC stands at 10,590 as of 25 June. Out of these 10,425 have undergone biometric registration.

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· During the month of May, WFP reached some 581,000 beneficiaries through: general food distributions (GFD), nutrition support activities and school meals.

· Preparations for the roll-out of cash-based transfers for beneficiaries in Bangui are ongoing. WFP has set up a working committee which meets on a bi-weekly basis, and the first partner agreement is being signed with Oxfam to start up in Bangui in July.