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18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Pour le développement cérébral des enfants, les premiers moments comptent. L’UNICEF a lancé #LesPremiersMomentsComptent, une nouvelle campagne soutenue par la Fondation LEGO destinée à sensibiliser davantage sur l’importance des 1000 premiers jours de la vie d’un enfant et sur les répercussions des premières expériences sur le développement cérébral.

1000 jours cruciaux pour le développement des enfants

18 Jan 2017 description

More than 1,000 people were admitted to hospital in a remote area of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2015 after suffering toxic effects from "falsified" or wrongly labeled drugs, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in an article published in _The Lancet Global Health_ on January 17, 2017.

17 Jan 2017 description

Disease outbreaks, massive arrival of South-Sudanese refugees and of Congolese fleeing massacres in North Kivu, floods, attacks against humanitarian actors: those events only represent the visible part of the long-lasting humanitarian crisis that marked North-East DRC in 2016.

17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

17 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

GOK Registration Update.

As of 31st December 2016, Kakuma Refugee camp population stands at 154,947 with 37,813 from Somalia, 84,983 from South Sudan, 9,078 from Sudan, 1,159 from Uganda, 505 from Rwanda, 5,366 from Ethiopia, 55 from Eritrea, 9,753Congo(DRC) , 39 from COB, 6,164 from Burundi and 22 from Tanzania.

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

17 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

Since founding the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda in the late 1980s, Joseph Kony’s control over the group’s command structure has been remarkably durable. Despite having no formal military training, he has motivated and ruled LRA members with a mixture of harsh discipline, incentives, and clever manipulation. When necessary, he has demoted or executed dozens of commanders that he perceived as threats to his power.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

16 janvier 2017 – L'Envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour la région des Grands Lacs, Said Djinnit, et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Maman Sidikou, ont entamé le 12 janvier une série de consultations conjointes à Goma et à Kinshasa pour examiner la question de la présence d'éléments sud-soudanais de l'Armée populaire de libération du Soudan dans l'opposition (APLS – O) dans l'est de la RDC.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

17 Jan 2017 description

Flambées de maladies, arrivée massive de réfugiés sud-soudanais et de Congolais fuyant les massacres du Nord-Kivu, inondations, attaques contre les humanitaires: ces faits ne représentent que la partie visible de la crise humanitaire qui sévit dans le nord-est du pays depuis des années.

17 Jan 2017 description

La République centrafricaine (RCA) traverse une crise profonde et complexe aux conséquences humanitaires considérables. L’insécurité permanente, l’instabilité politique, les contraintes logistiques et la baisse des financements freinent l’accès humanitaire, et explique les difficultés à répondre aux besoins des plus vulnérables. On estime la population dans le besoin à 2,2 millions de personnes sur une population totale de 4,6 millions dans le pays. Les zones à risque en termes de besoins humanitaires sont le Nord-Ouest, le Centre le Sud-Est ainsi que Bangui

16 Jan 2017 description

"A worrying pattern is the way women have been targeted, both generally in the violence but also with sexual violence"

KINSHASA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - At least two dozen people, most of them women, have been killed over the past week in ethnic violence between Bantus and Pygmies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. human rights official said on Monday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Jan 2017 description

Kinshasa, 16 January 2017 - The United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Congo (MONUSCO), Maman Sidikou, kick-started a series of joint consultations in Goma and Kinshasa, DRC, on 12 January 2017, to address the presence of elements of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) in eastern DRC.

16 Jan 2017 description

Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

16 Jan 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will allocate €3 million for the reception of South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a two-year programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2016, our country contributed a total of €21.4 million to the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.

16 Jan 2017 description

1.Contexte

Depuis le mois de juillet 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire s’est détériorée dans la province du Kasaï Central, et s’est progressivement propagée vers les provinces limitrophes du Kasaï Oriental et du Kasaï.