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26 May 2016 description


  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Luanda, Angola late in December 2015. The first cases were confirmed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa on 19 January 2016 and by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

26 May 2016 description

Goma, RD Congo | AFP | jeudi 26/05/2016 - 14:01 GMT | 220 mots

Une policière et un manifestant ont été tués jeudi à Goma, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), lors de manifestations hostiles au président Joseph Kabila qui avaient été interdites par les autorités locales, selon des informations de l'ONU démenties par la police congolaise.

26 May 2016 description


The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible for 296 civilian abductions during Quarter 1 2016 (Q1 2016), covering the months of January–March 2016. The 296 abductions, the most by the LRA in a single quarter since Quarter 3 2010, highlighted a significant surge in LRA violence. 14 long­term abductees escaped from the LRA in Q1 2016, including three adult male Ugandan fighters.

Senior LRA leaders reportedly order child abductions in eastern CAR

26 May 2016 description
report Invisible Children

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team has gathered a series of reports through our Early Warning Network indicating the renewed presence of an LRA group within DR Congo’s Garamba National Park in eastern Congo. Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been consistently targeted by the LRA in recent years, who have regularly conducted elephant poaching missions ordered by Joseph Kony, who then trades trafficked ivory tusks for weapons and other supplies.

26 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 17:46 GMT


At least one person was reported killed Thursday as rallies across DR Congo against President Joseph Kabila turned violent, with police firing tear gas in the capital Kinshasa and the eastern city of Goma.

Large numbers of riot police were deployed across the country for the rallies called by three opposition groups in defiance of government bans.

26 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | jeudi 26/05/2016 - 13:00 GMT


La police congolaise a dispersé jeudi à Kinshasa une manifestation de quelques milliers d'opposants au président Joseph Kabila qui s'étaient écartés de l'itinéraire autorisé par les autorités locales.

Trois coalitions d'opposants avaient appelé la population à descendre dans la rue sur tout le territoire de la République démocratique du Congo pour exiger la tenue d'une présidentielle avant le terme du mandat de M. Kabila, le 19 décembre.

26 May 2016 description
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  • Lancement ce jour de la campagne de vaccination contre la fièvre jaune dans les deux zones de santé ciblées de la Ville-Province de Kinshasa (N’djili et Masina). A N’djili, 138 sites de vaccination et à Masina, 193 sites de vaccination ont été mis en place.

  • Au Kongo-central, le lancement officiel local a été organisé dans deux zones de santé (Boma et Kitona) par les autorités politico-administratives.

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

26 May 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Pas de répit pour les habitants de Nindja qui passent de déplacement en déplacement

  • Kalehe : plus de 2 500 familles retournées se procurent des vivres et articles ménagers essentiels

Aperçu de la situation

26 May 2016 description

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 04:15 GMT

By Bienvenu-Marie Bakumanya

Tensions are soaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo where veteran President Joseph Kabila is turning up the pressure on an embattled yet defiant opposition ahead of planned protests on Thursday.

With Kabila's powerful rival and football magnate Moise Katumbi all but pushed into exile in South Africa, some dissidents in the vast central African country feel disillusioned.

26 May 2016 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.

26 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

25 May 2016 description


Secrétaire général
Communiqués de presse

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

25 May 2016 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

25 May 2016 description

Considerando que el virus de fiebre amarilla circula en varias zonas de la Región de las Américas y ante el actual brote de fiebre amarilla en países fuera de la Región, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS / OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que mantengan la capacidad para detectar y confirmar casos de fiebre amarilla, brinden información actualizada y capaciten a los profesionales de salud para que puedan detectar y tratar adecuadamente los casos, en especial en las áreas conocidas de circulación del virus.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nicolas Meulders

Jeannette, enfant pygmée : ‘Jamais je n’aurais pu imaginer jouer un jour avec des enfants bantous’