From DRC to Kentucky: Kristin Davis tells Catherine’s resettlement story
Description: Kristin Davis first met Congolese refugee Catherine and her baby Makena in Gihembe refugee camp in Rwanda. Catherine had been living in the camp for 20 years and was desperate to join her family, who had already been resettled to the United States.
Kristin was reunited with Catherine a few months later in Lexington, Kentucky, following her resettlement from Rwanda. This video tells her story.
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24 Apr 2017
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Description: Dans cette 4ème et dernière video de notre série sur les violences dans les KJasai, cet écolier raconte les difficultés que des milliers de jeunes éprouvent pour achever l'année scolaire qui depuis plusieurs mois est pertubée par les violences/ In this fourth and final video of our series on the humanitarian consequences of the violence in the Kasai region, a school-aged boy talks about the challenging in attending classes.
05 Apr 2017
Description: United Nations - A refugee, who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo for the United States, discovered he had a talent for running. Now he’s running for peace in both countries.
21st Century: Episode #124
28 Mar 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Famine, Measles, Honour Roll
Highlights of the Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General:
- U.N. SENIOR OFFICIALS SPEAK OUT AGAINST KILLING OF AID WORKERS IN SOUTH SUDAN
- U.N. OFFICIAL WELCOMES OPENING OF HUMANITARIAN CORRIDOR FROM SUDAN TO SOUTH SUDAN
- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: U.N. PEACEKEEPERS INTERVENE TO PROTECT CIVILIANS IN BRIA
- YEMEN: U.N. RELIEF CHIEF URGES PARTIES TO DIALOGUE TO END MAN-MADE CRISIS
- SECRETARY-GENERAL REITERATES SUPPORT FOR SYRIA ENVOY
- IRAQ: 279,000 PEOPLE NOW DISPLACED BY MILITARY OPERATIONS IN MOSUL – U.N. RELIEF WING
- CONFLICTS HAMPER PROGRESS MADE TO END HUNGER IN NEAR EAST AND NORTH AFRICA – U.N. REPORT
- STRONGER COOPERATION CRUCIAL TO IMPROVE SITUATION OF REFUGEES IN GREECE – U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY
- U.N.-BACKED REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GROWING URBANIZATION
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/highlight/2017-03-27.html
28 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017
Description: The fight for control of natural resources and the ethnic conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have created one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises. Access is a key challenge to those trying to manage emergencies. The country’s infrastructure is limited and often under the control of militias.
The EU humanitarian air services bring NGO workers where help is needed the most.
Video by Euronews
20 Feb 2017
Description: For transcript, click here:
John Katunga, senior technical advisor for peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services, discusses the status of the DRC's peace process and the role of external actors in the negotiations.
17 Feb 2017
20 Jan 2017
Description: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccinated 710,000 people against yellow fever in 11 days in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organizations is saying "Thank you" to all the donors and supporters of the campaign who made this possible. A vaccination campaign on this scale comes with numerous logistical challenges, such as managing the movements of 65 vehicles in densely populated neighborhoods and ensuring that the cold chain remains effective in keeping the vaccines at the proper temperature. Every day, the teams needed 4,000 ice packs and coolers in different locations.Read more about the campaign here: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/msf-supporting-massive-yellow-fever-vaccination-effort-drc
Learn more about MSF in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoq2EG3BpS4
08 Nov 2016
Description: Organizing a successful mass vaccination takes much more than just providing a vaccine to those in need. In the contexts where MSF traditionally works, infrastructures are often weak, especially when it comes to communication. In these instances, it's a real challenge to make people aware of the service we provide.
In August 2016, MSF participated to one of the largest ever yellow fever vaccination campaigns to take place in Africa: over 10 million people were vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of Congo within just 10 days. MSF managed the campaign in three neighborhoods of the sprawling megalopolis of Kinshasa, reaching 710.000 people vaccinated against yellow fever – an excellent vaccination cover of 95% of the population in those areas. This required the dedication of the health promotion team, mostly national Congolese staff, who tirelessly crisscrossed the dense city to convince people to get their shots.
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12 Oct 2016
Description: As night falls on the Nyabugogo bus park in Kigali, Rwanda, Makorobondo “Dee” Salukombo prepares to depart to Canada to run an Olympic trial. For the past four years, Dee has trained alongside the youth of Project Kirotshe. He reflects upon his experiences and the impact of the project on his community in eastern Congo.
Read more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/project-kirotshe-rebuilding-hope
31 Aug 2016
Description: One of the largest emergency vaccinations conducted in Africa is currently underway to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that started in Angola in January and spread to the DRC.
Over 10 million people will be vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of Congo within ten days, including the residents of the entire city of Kinshasa, a sprawling, densely populated megalopolis with weak infrastructure.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is mobilizing considerable resources to support the Congolese authorities in their wide-scale campaign against yellow fever. In order to protect close about 800.000 Kinois against the disease, or 10% of the capital city’s 9 million vaccination target.
18 Aug 2016