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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by armed groups continue to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • On October 3, U.S. Ambassador James C. Swan redeclared a disaster in the DRC due to the ongoing complex emergency and projected humanitarian needs.

  • In FY 2014, the U.S. Government (USG) provided more than $181 million to support humanitarian activities for displaced and conflict-affected populations in the DRC.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic violence continues to displace populations in eastern DRC, while increased security in some areas is supporting limited returns.

  • USAID/OFDA staff members assess humanitarian needs in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces.

  • An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in July resulted in 70 cases and 42 deaths as of September 29.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides nearly $180.6 million in humanitarian assistance to DRC in FY 2014.

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Liberia + 8 others
China Provides Aid to African Countries to Fight against Ebola

(From Chinese Embassy in Ghana)

For the present, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is still going rampant, not only posing a serious threat to the life and health of the people in the sub-region, but also constituting a realistic threat to the public health and security of all countries in the world. It has become a common challenge in the non-conventional security area to the international community.

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 3 October 2014

Highlights

  • On 15 September MINUSCA officially took over from MISCA;

  • On 22 September, five Muslims were killed by anti-Balaka in the Sibut area while accompanying a truck of cattle to Bangui;

  • CAR government’s decision to prevent the entry to people from Ebola affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) remains effective;

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Fonds Commun Humanitaire: Rapport Trimestriel Juillet – Septembre 2014

Faits saillants

• Début Juillet, les nouvelles procédures de Suivi & Rapportage ont été dévoilées en prenant compte les agences onusiennes et les ONG dans le même système.

• Au cours du 3ème semestre, les « feasibility studies » (études prospectives) ont été lancées et plusieurs projets « pilote » identifiés.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Humanitarian Fund releases USD 2.5 million to join the Government’s efforts to fight Ebola in Equateur Province [EN/FR]

(Kinshasa, 3 October 2014): The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has allocated USD 2.56 million from the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to fight the country’s latest outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Equateur: les Etats-Unis annoncent des projets en faveur des réfugiés centrafricains

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Radio Okapi

Les Etats-Unis vont financer des projets du HCR pour la prise en charge des rapatriés congolais qui avaient fui l’insurrection du MLIA et des réfugiés centrafricains au Nord-Equateur. L’ambassadeur des Etats-Unis en RDC, James Swan, en mission à Mbandaka, l’a annoncé mardi 30 septembre.

Sans en préciser la nature, il a affirmé que cet appui avait pour but d’aider les autorités congolaises à prendre en charge les réfugiés centrafricains.

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Congo + 2 others
La chine octroie près de 400 millions de FCFA au Congo pour la prévention du virus Ebola

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE)- La Chine qui souhaite aider le Congo dans la prévention du virus Ebola, a octroyé une somme de 400 millions de FCFA au gouvernement congolais, en vue de lui permettre de mettre en œuvre le plan de contingence et de riposte contre le virus Ebola. La signature et l'échange des lettres relatives à ce don du gouvernement chinois au gouvernement congolais ont eu lieu récemment à Brazzaville.

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World + 19 others
General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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World + 23 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Liberia + 5 others
Sri Lanka donates medical examination gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

Sri Lanka today donated one million medical examination gloves to West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak as its contribution to the global appeal, ‘Road Map for Ebola’ by World Health Organization (WHO).

The consignment of gloves worth Rs. 5 million will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a symbolic hand over of the gloves to WHO's Country Representative Dr. Firdosi Rustom Mehta at Temple Trees this evening.