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30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Kasai Occidental: In May and June 2015, the humanitarian community noticed a new influx of expelled Congolese living illegally in Angola. The total number of deportees is 21,804. Around 12,000 people returned to DRC through the territory of Tshikapa and 9,839 through the territory of Luiza. A response plan has been prepared by the humanitarian team but is underfunded.

• North Kivu: Clashes between armed groups resulted in the displacement of more than 15,000 households in total.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Because of ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.

  • As of 20 July 13,584 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC. The majority are in South Kivu.
    Approximately 500 are in Katanga province, and just over 60 are in Maniema province.

30 Jul 2015 description

· International Medical Corps carrying out research in Democratic Republic of Congo to enhance learning about Sexual Reproductive Health during humanitarian crises

· Effort aims to reduce the number of women in conflict and disaster areas from dying unnecessarily during childbirth.

28 Jul 2015 description

Goma, 24 July 2015: The commemoration of the African Child Day on 16 June gave rise to a month-long activism for child protection, initiated by MONUSCO with contributions from UNICEF and partner NGOs. The session was closed with sensitization and cultural activities organized by the Child Protection Section and the United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS).

28 Jul 2015 description

During his recent visit to Burudian refugees’ camp in Lusenda, South Kivu, General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz said he was satisfied with the measures taken or envisaged for the protection of some 7,000 refugees living there, promising however to reinforce those with logistical support from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo.

27 Jul 2015 description

by Lamii Moivi Kromah

Efforts to stabilize the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the early 2000s assumed there was a complete lack of authority in those parts of the country not under formal state control. This was never the case according to management consultant Ian Quick, who previously worked with the United Nations stabilization mission in the country (MONUSCO).

In fact, there was a “very dense ecosystem of local actors and political and civic structures for regulating how people lived together,” Mr. Quick said.

27 Jul 2015 description

DRC President’s Aide Aims to End Sexual Violence, Child Recruitment

By: Kathleen Kuehnast

24 Jul 2015 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Friday 7/24/2015 - 10:01 GMT

Ugandan rebels have killed three women during an overnight raid in the northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, a research group and the provincial governor said Friday.

"ADF jihadists," Muslim fighters in the Alliance of Democratic Forces from neighbouring Uganda, attacked Mayi-Moya in strife-prone North Kivu province on Thursday evening, the Study Centre for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights (Cepadho) said in a statement.

23 Jul 2015 description

Congolese lives are saved as the Government of Japan and Norwegian People's Aid successfully clears 450 explosive items in Kapanga Territory.

23 Jul 2015 description

23 July 2015

The World Food Programme (WFP) sends 1,500 tons of food each month to the most vulnerable people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

How is WFP fighting hunger in North Kivu?

Current operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are designed to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people in the country’s most conflict-affected provinces, like North Kivu.

23 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Following political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing to neighbouring countries.

  • As of 19 July 13,584 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC. The majority are in South Kivu, approximately 500 are in Katanga province, and just over 60 are in Maniema province.

22 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Visiting Human Rights Watch Head Presses Officials on Arrests, Killings

(Kinshasa, July 22, 2015) – Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth urged Congolese authorities to halt the crackdown on peaceful activists and political opponents during his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo from July 15 to 22, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.

22 Jul 2015 description

Goma, 18 July: Goma DDR transit camp, located in the vicinity of Goma airport, has received combatants from various armed groups active in the eastern DRC: FRPI (Front de Résistance Patriotique de l’Ituri), FDLR (Front Démocratique pour la Libération du Rwanda) and the different Mai Mai groups.

Those ex-combatants generally spend a short stay in the camp, say 5 to 7 days before being either handed over to the Congolese Government officials if they are Congolese or repatriated to their home countries if they are foreigners.

21 Jul 2015 description

Odette Asha (21.07.2015)

Deborah is delighted. « The aid arrived at exactly the right moment. I bought what was really needed for the well-being of my family: a mattress, clothes, soap, two jerrycans, plates, pots and pans, and food … » she recounted. She is one of the 595 people from Mangina, North Kivu, who received NRC emergency cash and voucher assistance in March.

20 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

Burundi’s heavily contested presidential elections are held on July 21st, after having been postponed several times. Violence surrounding the elections has caused many Burundians to flee to neighboring East-Congo. The influx of refugees now threatens to destabilize volatile relationships between ethnic groups and attract involvement of the Burundian army in the DRC. Cordaid partner ADEPAE lobbies for international political pressure to uphold peace in the region.

20 Jul 2015 description

North-Kivu - 15 July 2015: A delegation from the Secretariat Office of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office in charge of Due Diligence Policy was received by the Provincial Commissioner of the Congolese National Police PNC/ North Kivu, General AWACHANGO Vital, assisted by his close aids from Goma, Rutshuru and Masisi; the United Nations Police from HQ and Goma sector also attended the meeting.

19 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Insects regarded as a delicacy in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Insects sell for twice the price of beef in the market

  • Experts hope insects could hold the key to tackling food crisis

  • FAO project to train people to cultivate caterpillars, crickets

By Aaron Ross

17 Jul 2015 description
report Peace Direct

July 17 2015: On International Justice Day, Myriam Raymond-Jetté reflects on how to build on small successes in prosecuting international crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

16 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Following political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing to neighbouring countries.

  • As of 15 July 13,423 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC. The majority are in South Kivu, approximately 500 are in Katanga province, and just over 60 are in Maniema province.

Situation Update

  • Close to 7,000 refugees are residing in the Lusenda camp and 6,000 are living with host families. The rest are in transit centres and other temporary sites.