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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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In Ituri, MONUSCO and District Authorities Suspend Island of Stability Program in Walendu-Bindi

Geti, 24 September 2014 - In Ituri, Oriental Province, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and the District’s Commissioner have temporarily suspended the Island of Stability program in the Geti area located in the community of Walendu-Bindi, due to renewed activity by the FRPI armed group led by Cobra Matata.

“Island of Stability” refers to a set of activities meant to assist the Government in restoring and consolidation State authority in areas freed of armed groups, thus paving the way for development initiatives.

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A Goma, nous avons célébré la Paix à l’école

Le 21 Septembre de chaque année, le monde entier célèbre la journée internationale de la paix. Cette année, la célébration de cette grande journée s’est réalisée vivement en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), et plus précisément au Nord Kivu dans la ville de Goma et ses environs. En tant qu’Enfant Reporter, j’ai participé activement à la célébration.

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Afrique : des chansons et des dessins contre Ebola

09/30/2014 06:36 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRE

KINSHASA, 30 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Chansons entraînantes et caricatures saisissantes: face à l'épidémie meurtrière d'Ebola, des chanteurs et des dessinateurs africains participent de façon originale aux efforts de sensibilisation, maillon essentiel de la lutte contre le virus.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Angola + 10 others
Food Security Early Warning System - Agromet Update Issue 1, 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

Four seasonal forecasts were issued at the SARCOF, covering the periods October to December 2014 (figure 1a), November 2014 to January 2015 (figure 1b), December 2014 to February 2015 (figure 1c), and January to March 2015 (figure 1d). According to the SARCOF, most of the SADC region is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall (light blue colours) throughout the forecast period. The exceptions are as follows:

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Nord-Kivu : une épidémie de diarrhée fait 10 victimes à Kanyabayonga

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Radio Okapi

Une épidémie de diarrhée à fait 10 victimes en deux semaines dans les villages Kamandi-lac, Ndwali, Buhoyo et Kamandi-Gîte, à Kanyabayonga (Nord-Kivu). Selon Innocent Kambale, infirmier titulaire du centre de santé de Kayna, à Kamandi, une cinquantaine de malades de diarrhée ont été reçus dans cette structure cette semaine. Ces villages se trouvent à plus de 150 km au nord de Goma, dans le Nord-Kivu.

Le médecin chef de zone de santé de Kayna, Dr Luembo Paluku, affirme avoir envoyé un lot de médicament, notamment des sérums glucosés, dans cette zone.

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Province Orientale : 107 décès sur 10 000 cas de paludisme en trois mois à Yahuma

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Radio Okapi

Cent et sept personnes sont mortes de paludisme sur près de 10 000 cas enregistrés en trois mois dans la zone de santé de Yahuma, à l’ouest de Kisangani, en Province Orientale. Selon les rapports de cette zone de santé pour les mois de mai, juin et juillet, près de 60% des victimes sont des enfants de zéro à 5 ans. Les femmes enceintes aussi sont de grandes victimes de cette maladie.

Selon le rapport mensuel de la zone de santé de Yahuma, le mois de mai a connu une situation particulière avec 74 décès, dont 53 enfants.

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RDC : le Gouvernement lance 32 projets de recherche agricole

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Radio Okapi

Le ministre de l’Agriculture Jean-Chrysostome Vahamwiti, a procédé au lancement samedi 27 septembre à Kinshasa des trente-deux projets de recherche pour l’innovation agricole en RDC, dans le cadre de la dynamisation de la recherche pour le développement agricole dans le pays. Chaque province va bénéficier de trois projets et Kinshasa, de deux.

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World + 7 others
Human Rights Council concludes twenty-seventh session after adopting 32 resolutions and four presidential statements

Human Rights Council
ROUNDUP

26 September 2014

Creates Mandate on Unilateral Coercive Measures; Adopts Resolutions on Sexual Orientation and on Civil Society Space, and Extends Several Mandates

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World + 15 others
Rainfall Forecast for the 2014/2015 Agricultural Season

The Eighteenth Southern Africa Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-18) was convened from 27 to 29 August 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2014/2015 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2014 to March 2015 were prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and/or Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the SADC region and the SADC CSC.

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Some 2,000 protest DR Congo leader's bid to extend rule

09/27/2014 15:57 GMT

KINSHASA, September 27, 2014 (AFP) - More than 2,000 people took to the streets of Kinshasa on Saturday to protest a bid by President Joseph Kabila to modify the constitution to be able to stay in power beyond his two-term limit.

Responding to a call by several opposition parties, the marchers -- mostly young men -- shouted "Kabila Must Go" as they headed towards a stadium in the north of the DR Congo capital.

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In Congo, trapped in violence and forgotten

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Washington Post

In a village emblematic of a long and brutal conflict: "We no longer know if even God can end this war."

KIVUYE, Congo — On the first market day after the militia retreated, as the midday sun broke through the mist, hundreds of villagers gathered on a grassy hillside.

Vendors sold fresh cabbage, corn and potatoes without fear of being robbed. Women bought pink dresses and orange cloth without fear of being raped. Children kicked a tattered ball made of twine without fear of being dragged away and forced to carry a gun.