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30 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall favourable weather conditions benefited crops in 2016

  • Inflation rates forecast to rise moderately in 2017

  • Refugees from Central African Republic estimated at 30 000 in end of February

Cereal harvests in 2016 estimated at near-average level

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year started in October, but there is currently very little food available for the school canteens. WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is also in urgent need of funding.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmers’ project with the Government to promote a home grown school feeding programme.

12 Apr 2017 description

(Brazzaville, Paris - 12 avril 2017) Un an après les premiers bombardements dans la zone du Pool au sud de la capitale Brazzaville, le département considéré comme rebelle demeure fermé à tout observateur extérieur et les autorités congolaises ainsi que des groupes armés non identifiés s’y livreraient à des violations massives des droits humains : bombardement de civils, éviction forcée des populations, arrestations arbitraires et actes de torture et traitements inhumains.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year, which began in October, has little food available for the school canteens. WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is also in need of urgent funding.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmers’ project with the Government to promote a Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme.

16 Mar 2017 description

La ministre de la Santé et de la population, Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, a confirmé récemment à Brazzaville qu’une épidémie de la variole de singe ou Monkeypox est déclarée dans le département de la Likouala, au nord du Congo.

02 Mar 2017 description

Brazzaville – Le lancement de la deuxième édition de la Journée africaine de l’alimentation scolaire a eu lieu le mercredi 1

er mars 2017, sous le haut patronage du gouvernement congolais. Le thème central était : « L’alimentation scolaire basée sur la production locale : investissons dans la jeunesse et l’enfance pour tirer parti du dividende démographique ». 

02 Mar 2017 description

Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”.

14 Feb 2017 description

BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO **– **Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se réjouit de la généreuse contribution du gouvernement du Japon d’un montant de 1 933 000 dollars américains, dont 1 million donné en nature (73 tonnes de conserves de poisson). Cette contribution va permettre au PAM de venir en aide à des milliers d’enfants vulnérables, en leur apportant des repas chauds quotidiens dans le cadre des cantines scolaires.

10 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year started in October, but there is currently very little food available for the school canteens. WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is also in urgent need of funding.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmers’ project with the Government to promote a home grown school feeding programme.

10 Jan 2017 description

32.0 M required for 2016 including special situations
8.8 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
23.2 M overall funding gap for The Republic of the Congo

All figures are displayed in USD

03 Jan 2017 description

Due to ongoing armed conflict between the Government forces and rebel groups, more than 60 deadly attacks have taken place since late September 2016 in Pool Department in the Republic of Congo.

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year started in October but there is currently no food available for school canteens. Furthermore, WFP faces a critical shortfall for the safety net programme.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmer project with the Government to promote a home grown school feeding programme.

09 Dec 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

An escalating confrontation between the armed forces of the Republic of Congo (ROC) and suspected former rebels called the Ninjas has forcibly displaced thousands of people in southeastern Pool province and has disrupted farming in the country’s most fertile region. We are afraid some 13,000 displaced people soon may not have enough to eat as a result.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at the Salesian Center of St. Charles Lwanga, located in Makelekele, a suburb of Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo, operate a parish, youth center and primary school. The center recently raised funds through the help of the Salesian Missions office in Madrid, Spain and other donors to develop a hydraulic system and water tower to collect and distribute water from the existing well for the more than 900 people who pass through the center daily.

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year started in October but no food is available for the school canteens.

  • WFP is facing critical shortfall for the safety net programme.

  • WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched the small farmers’ project with the Government to promote a home grown school feeding programme. The project is funded by the European Union.

21 Nov 2016 description

Le président de la Cellule, Isidore Mvouba, a informé que depuis le 1er octobre dernier, plusieurs activités ont été menées. Parmi lesquelles, des collectes et la distribution de vivres et non vivres ; des rencontres avec des autorités politiques et militaires, et les ressortissants du Pool vivant dans les départements du Kouilou et de Pointe-Noire. Grâce à ces activités, des voix se lèvent pour condamner les actions terroristes de Frédéric Bintsamou alias pasteur Ntumi dans le Pool.

27 Oct 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Generally favourable weather conditions at start of 2016 main maize cropping season

  • Inflation rates forecast to rise moderately in 2016

  • Refugees from Central African Republic estimated at 29 300 in early October

Generally favourable weather conditions at start of 2016 main maize cropping season

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical funding gaps. The Country Office urgently requires contributions in order to begin preparations for the next school term, which begins in October 2016.

Operational Updates

24 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 septembre 2016 – Le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la République du Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso, s'est félicité samedi de la nouvelle Constitution adoptée par son pays qui va améliorer, selon lui, la gouvernance politique, économique et sociale dans le pays.

Le scrutin référendaire du 25 octobre 2015 « a permis l'adoption d'une nouvelle Constitution, plus adaptée aux exigences de l'état de droit dans son acception la plus communément admise », a dit M. Gakosso, dans un discours devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.