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04 Dec 2016 description

POSTED BY DENNIS HADRICK

In Tshopo province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a peaceful game of soccer can be potentially life-threatening despite the seemingly picturesque surroundings. “If we played ball and it landed far away from the playing field, we would simply leave it because we knew that we could get injured or die if we went to search for it,” students Kakongo Zoro and Itomali Osenge told me, highlighting the problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) which can stay in the ground for years after fighting ends, awaiting an unlucky step.

03 Dec 2016 description

Uvira, 2 December 2016 – The United Nations Stabilization Mission in DRC, MONUSCO officially launched this Friday 2 December an Operational Strategy on the fight against insecurity in Uvira named “SOLIUV”. The ceremony was co-chaired by the General Commissioner of the Congolese National Police (Charles Bisengimana) and MONUSCO Police Commissioner Awalé Abdounasir in a ceremony attended by senior government officials: Governor of the South-Kivu province Marcellin Cishambo, provincial Commissioner of the National Police in the South Kivu province and MONUSCO South Kivu chief, Charles Frisby.

03 Dec 2016 description

Kinshasa, 27 November 2016 - A group of some 50 Mayi-Mayi Mazembe this morning attacked over 1000 Hutu displaced families, located at Luhanga in North Kivu, killing more than 20 and injuring a similar number. A MONUSCO detachment in the vicinity of Luhanga, upon hearing shooting, immediately deployed and engaged the Mayi-Mayi, repelling the attack. One Mayi-Mayi was killed in the engagement.

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Près de 7 millions de dollars américains sont requis pour faire face aux besoins humanitaires urgents de plus de 118 000 personnes déplacées suite aux conflits intercommunautaires

  • Plus de 35 000 enfants en rupture scolaire suite à l’insécurité et la destruction des écoles dans le Tanganyika

  • Territoire de Manono : la fièvre jaune est confirmée dans la zone de santé de Kiambi.

Aperçu de la situation

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Une allocation 4 millions pour lutter contre l’épidémie de choléra dans la Tshopo et 5 autres provinces.

  • L’insécurité entrave les activités humanitaires dans certaines zones du Sud Irumu.

  • Besoin de plus de financement pour la prise en charge des victimes de violences sexuelles.

Aperçu de la situation

02 Dec 2016 description

Contents

561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations

583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016

Sommaire

561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations

583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016

02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Radio

Le Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur la liberté d’expression a dénoncé, jeudi, les menaces qui pèsent contre la liberté d'expression en République démocratique du Congo, mettant en garde contre une violation flagrante des droits de l'homme. Dans un communiqué de presse, David Kaye a aussi averti que le bâillonnement des voix critiques par des arrestations, la censure et d’autres formes de contrôle gouvernemental, posent d’importants risques pour la stabilité du pays déjà gravement fragile.

02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Goma, Nord Kivu – L’ambiance est quelque peu inhabituelle, ce matin du 18 octobre 2016, au centre de santé de Murara, situé au nord-ouest de la ville de Goma, chef-lieu de la province du Nord Kivu. Des hommes mariés sont venus, nombreux, accompagner leurs épouses à la consultation prénatale (CPN). Pour certains, comme John Kalume (28 ans), c’est la toute première expérience.

02 Dec 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali, as well as targeted recommendations for the forthcoming Open Debate on Human Trafficking in Conflict. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the Central African Republic.

01 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Violence, floods displace an estimated 19,000 people in Kaga-Bandoro

 Response agencies address needs of populations affected by Bria clashes

 Donors pledge nearly $2.3 billion for emergency and long-term activities in CAR; UN releases 2017 HNO

01 Dec 2016 description

GENEVA (1 December 2016) – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is silencing critics in clear violation of international human rights law, a United Nations expert has warned.

The action, which includes jamming radio broadcasts and arresting journalists, is targeting the independent media at a time of high political tension, says the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye.

01 Dec 2016 description

GENÈVE (1er décembre 2016) - Le Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait taire les critiques en violation flagrante du droit international des droits de l’homme, a averti un expert des Nations Unies.

Le brouillage des émissions de radio et l’arrestation des journalistes, vise les médias indépendants à un moment de grande tension politique, a rapporté le Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur la liberté d’expression, David Kaye.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The term of current President Joseph Kabila will come to an end on December 19. With the elections being postponed, Kabila will stay in power beyond his term. The fear grows on the national and international level that this would lead to a worsening security situation in the country due to violent protests and repression.

In North Kivu, about 35 people died on Sunday, November 27, when Mai Mai rebels attacked Luhanga village in Lubero territory.

01 Dec 2016 description

Food insecurity to worsen as the lean season peaks and ongoing assistance is still below needs

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.