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24 Oct 2017 description

By Paul Nantulya

DRC’s political crisis has galvanized and revived many of the estimated 70 armed groups currently active in the country, making the nexus between political and sectarian violence by armed militias a key feature of the DRC’s political instability.

24 Oct 2017 description

Le nouveau bâtiment qui va héberger le Commissariat territorial de la Police de Walikale a été remis, ce jeudi 19 octobre aux autorités provinciales. La cérémonie de coupure du ruban symbolique a eu lieu dans la matinée, sous un soleil ardent. C’était en présence du ministre provincial de l’intérieur et de la sécurité, Valerien Mbalutirwandi, des autorités locales et de plusieurs responsables de la MONUSCO.

23 Oct 2017 description

Kampala, 23 October 2017 – In Uganda’s capital around 75,000 displaced persons live as urban refugees – a life that is fraught with uncertainty and doubt. For the most part, asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Kampala are in a destitute condition: many are challenged by language barriers, and lacking means of earning a livelihood, sellable skills, and start-up capital for entrepreneurial opportunities.

23 Oct 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg in Uganda

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Tanzania.

23 Oct 2017 description

1. Résumé exécutif

La région du Kasaï 1 est confrontée à une crise humanitaire majeure, née d’un conflit entre le pouvoir politique et la chefferie traditionnelle. Depuis septembre 2016, ce conflit a occasionné le déplacement de 1,4 million de personnes (OCHA, flash appeal)

23 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 new arrivals registered in Unity: In Yida refugee settlement, UNHCR registered 915 new arrivals (457F, 458M) including 682 children. Cumulatively, 10,709 new arrivals have been registered in 2017. Last year within the same period, 9,583 new arrivals were registered, which represents 10% increase due to the increased number of children leaving their parents in South Kordofan to pursue education opportunities.

23 Oct 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental. Il couvre la période du 9 septembre (date suivant la parution du Sitrep n°14) au 2 octobre 2017. La région du Kasaï fait ici référence aux provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, de la Lomami et du Sankuru.

Faits saillants

23 Oct 2017 description

KINSHASA - 23 octobre 2017 – La Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) condamne l’arrestation de nombreux militants de partis politiques membres du Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acquises au changement par les forces de défense et de sécurité congolaises, hier à Lubumbashi, dans la province du Haut-Katanga.

23 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations’ activation of its highest level of emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will allow lifesaving resources to be channelled to the under-funded crisis.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

22 Oct 2017 description

KINSHASA, 20 OCTOBRE 2017. Devant la multiplication des épidémies d'ampleur grandissante qui surviennent régulièrement en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), - huit épisodes de la maladie à virus Ebola depuis 1976, des dizaines d'épidémies de choléra, de rougeole, de fièvre jaune etc.

22 Oct 2017 description

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Ms Patel’s call came as she announced vital lifesaving support for hundreds of thousands of victims of political insecurity and increasing levels of violence in the DRC.

The crisis has forced 3.8 million people to flee their homes, resulting in widespread malnutrition, disease and suffering in many regions of the DRC.

21 Oct 2017 description

Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark.

NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese are likely to become refugees in 2018.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

21 Oct 2017 description

Bukavu, le 20 octobre 2017 – A Bukavu, la Section DDRRR a réuni une trentaine d’acteurs intervenant dans la lutte contre les violences communautaires. C’était dans le cadre d’un atelier portant sur les projets de Réduction de Violence Communautaire (CVR) et auquel ont pris part le gouverneur Claude Nyamugabo et le Chef de Bureau de la MONUSCO Sud-Kivu, entre autres.