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04 Aug 2015 description

Water Missions International is responding to the urgent need for safe water as Burundi refugees flee from political unrest and conflict into displacement camps in Tanzania. Built in 1997, the Nyarugusu refugee camp, located in western Tanzania, was designed to host a maximum of 50,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is currently serving as home to 81,000 Burundian refugees in addition to the 62,000 Congolese refugees. With growing political unrest, an additional 70,000 refugees are expected over the coming days.

04 Aug 2015 description
report Caritas

Kalemie, le 04 juillet 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : la situation nutritionnelle de la population de la Chefferie de Nganie, Territoire de Moba, dans la nouvelle Province de Tanganyika, est déplorable. Les mauvaises pratiques et habitudes alimentaires, aggravées par l’insécurité due à l’activisme des miliciens Mayi-Mayi, en seraient la cause.

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

04 Aug 2015 description

The armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has lasted over 20 years, is still driving families from their homes. Those who return, after months or even years of living in the bush, are often left with nothing. The ICRC has been distributing essential household items in the remote North Kivu province: 14,000 people in Rungoma have received aid.

04 Aug 2015 description
report RESET

Written by Marisa

In February of this year, the UN released a report calling for an upgrade in the technological tools deployed by peacekeeping forces. More specifically, they advocated an increase in the use of drones in humanitarian efforts, highlighting their ability to monitor and curb outbreaks of violence, and to gather information about the situation within conflict zones. So how could these mini flying robots aid peacekeeping efforts?

03 Aug 2015 description
report Caritas

Kasongo, le 03 août 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Selon des sources concordantes, quelque 5 000 personnes (1 000 ménages) du village de Mungomba, localité située à 50 Km de Kasongo, se sont déplacées le 08 juillet 2015 vers les localités de Lutakasha, Lububula, Kasapa, Mboo et Wamaza dans le Secteur de Nonda en Territoire de Kasongo à la suite de l’incendie de leurs maisons lors d’un conflit foncier entre deux communautés locales. Plusieurs biens ont été calcinés.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description

L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a lancé aujourd’hui un pont aérien pour rapatrier plus de 600 réfugiés vers la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) six ans après leur fuite vers la République centrafricaine (RCA) pour échapper aux attaques des rebelles de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA).

03 Aug 2015 description

The UN refugee agency has today launched an airlift to repatriate more than 600 refugees to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) six years after they fled to Central African Republic (CAR) to escape attacks by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

A first group of 39 Congolese refugees boarded a Dash-8 aircraft in Zemio, south-east CAR and flew to Ango in a remote area of Orientale province in northern DRC. Over the next three weeks, UNHCR plans to repatriate a total of 628 refugees on 12 chartered flights, including the one on Monday. The numbers could change.

03 Aug 2015 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) remains active and a threat to vulnerable communities in South Sudan, CAR and DRC. The trend in LRA attacks and deaths has remained constant since 2012, however a steady increase in abductions continues to be reported.

03 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants :

  • L’insécurité restreint l’accès humanitaire au nord de Shabunda
  • Fizi : installation d’un poste de santé à Lusenda pour soigner les réfugiés burundais

Aperçu de la situation

03 Aug 2015 description

Le Katanga compte un effectif cumulé estimé à 316 874 personnes, au 30 juin 2015. Ceci représente une diminution significative de 31,2% (143 814 personnes) par rapport au cumul du mois de mars. Cette baisse s’explique par une mise à jour des données qui a consisté en une application systèmatique de contrôle qualité sur les données. Ces controles sont basés sur les principes de gestion de l’information humanitaire et regiront dorénavant toutes les données collectées

03 Aug 2015 description

Since the beginning of the year, a measles epidemic has been ravaging Katanga Province in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declared around 16,500 cases of measles and more than 267 deaths in the first six months of the year.

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S.
Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.