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09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description

ICC-CPI-20160209-PR1188

Situation : République démocratique du Congo (RDC)
Affaire : Le Procureur c. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Aujourd'hui, le 9 février 2016, la Chambre de première instance II de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a rendu une ordonnance demandant au Fonds au profit des victimes (FPV) de compléter le projet présenté aux juges le 3 novembre 2015, quant à la mise en œuvre des réparations collectives ordonnées par la Chambre d'appel dans l'affaire Le Procureur c. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

Highlights:

  • The current El Niño event is signalled to be the strongest and longest event in 35 years. For southern Africa, El Niño usually means less rainfall in most countries but high rainfall in northern Tanzania and DRC. Across vast areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, this has been the driest October-December, since 1981.

  • Lesotho and Zimbabwe have declared a state of disaster following the affects of drought caused by El Niño. Most provinces in South Africa have also declared a state of disaster.

09 Feb 2016 description

Félix Prosper Basse : Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire des Nations Unies.

 Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO

 Activités de l’Equipe-pays

 Situation militaire

09 Feb 2016 description

Kinshasa, le 2 février 2016 - En réponse aux questions de la presse au sujet de la reprise de la coopération militaire entre la MONUSCO et les FARDC, la Mission tient à apporter les précisions suivantes :

08 Feb 2016 description

Depuis octobre 2014, le contexte sécuritaire volatile qui règne au nord de Beni est un vrai cassetête pour les acteurs humanitaires. La lutte que livrent depuis janvier 2014 les Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC) aux Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) -- le groupe armé que de nombreux observateurs nationaux et internationaux estiment être responsables de tueries et de massacres dans la région -- a forcé des milliers de personnes à quitter leurs villages pour se réfugier dans des zones urbaines, dites plus sécurisées.

08 Feb 2016 description

GENEVE (8 février 2016) - Nous sommes alarmés par des informations faisant état d’une escalade des violences intercommunautaires dans les territoires de Lubero et Walikale, dans le Nord-Kivu, avec au moins 21 morts, 40 blessés et 70 maisons incendiées au cours du week-end passé. Nous avons aussi reçu des rapports sur des déplacements massifs de civils, des pillages, des enlèvements et au moins trois viols au cours des derniers jours.

08 Feb 2016 description

GENEVA (8 February 2016) - We are alarmed by reports of escalating inter-communal violence in the Lubero and Walikale territories, North Kivu province, with at least 21 people killed, 40 wounded and 70 houses burned down over the week-end. We have also received reports of massive displacement of civilians, looting, abductions and of at least three rapes during the past few days.

08 Feb 2016 description

Goma, RD Congo | AFP | lundi 08/02/2016 - 20:12 GMT

par Albert KAMBALE

Quinze personnes au moins ont été tuées lors d'affrontements entre groupes armés dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, théâtre depuis plusieurs semaines de vives tensions ethniques qui ont atteint un niveau alarmant selon l'ONU.

08 Feb 2016 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Monday 2/8/2016 - 20:08 GMT

At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions in recent weeks, local authorities said Monday.

"There have been clashes in the village of Mukeberwa" in North Kivu province on Sunday, Bokele Joy, the administrator of Lubero Territory where the fighting took place, told AFP.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

To support the Government’s development agenda, WFP developed a Country Strategy, implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and a Country Programme (CP) to progressively shift the emphasis of interventions from relief and recovery to longer term objectives to address some of the root causes of food insecurity.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.