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28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.1 million
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

526,543
refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

49,619
cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)ebo

7.7 million
people at risk of critical food security (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
33% of required funds available

Highlights

28 Dec 2017 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety and environmental risks. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), internally displaced populations are facing severe challenges related to the lack of access to cooking fuel. Most households depend largely on firewood and charcoal for domestic energy needs, including cooking.

28 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Déplacement de plus de 15 000 personnes sur l’axe Nyangi-Misisi
  • Assistance monétaire à plus de 7 000 ménages sur l’axe Swima-Nundu

Aperçu de la situation Territoires de Fizi et de Kabambare

28 Dec 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,996,294 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to assist some 244,300 people for 9 months in Lomami province, which is concomitantly affected by population movement and a cholera outbreak. While a multi-sector needs assessment carried out in three provinces impacted by the Kasaï crisis (Lomami, Sankuru and Kwilu) suggested a wide range of priorities, given the operational challenges, the proposed approach under this Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami.

28 Dec 2017 description
report Caritas

Kongolo, le 28 décembre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas Kongolo réaffirme son engagement à chasser la faim et réduire l’extrême pauvreté afin que les paysans accompagnés dans les Territoires de Kongolo et Kabongo passent des conditions de vie moins humaines vers les conditions plus humaines. Grace à l’appui technique et financier de son partenaire fidèle, Caritas Autriche, une deuxième phase du projet de sécurité alimentaire vient d’être lancée à Kabongo après une évaluation de la première phase exécutée au cours du dernier quinquennat (2012 – 2017).

28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 December 2017 – Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year, UNICEF warned today, with parties to conflicts blatantly disregarding international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable.

“Children are being targeted and exposed to attacks and brutal violence in their homes, schools and playgrounds,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes. “As these attacks continue year after year, we cannot become numb. Such brutality cannot be the new normal.”

27 Dec 2017 description

SG/A/1780*-BIO/5053*-PKO/701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Leila Zerrougui of Algeria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Ms. Zerrougui succeeds Maman Sidikou of Niger, who completes his assignment in January 2018 and to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.

27 Dec 2017 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018

BOGOTA, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a record $22.5 billion for humanitarian responses across the globe.

27 Dec 2017 description

229,957

Congolese refugees as of 30 November 2017

43,000

Congolese new arrivals from January to November 2017

6,314

Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

27 Dec 2017 description
report Voice of America

ABA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Since South Sudan's government captured a rebel base last week in the country's southwest, hundreds of refugees have poured into Democratic Republic of Congo.

Among them may be rebels, and the Congolese army, wary of conflict spilling into their nation, is arresting any suspected fighters.

Refugees, however, say innocent young men are being caught up in the crackdown, too.

27 Dec 2017 description
report UN Radio

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L'année 2017 a été difficile et complexe pour la MONUSCO et la RDC, a déclaré la porte-parole de la mission onusienne, Florence Marchal, mercredi 20 décembre au cours de la conférence de presse hebdomadaire des Nations unies à Kinshasa, déplorant «une aggravation des crises à la fois politique, économique, sécuritaire, humanitaire» dans ce pays.

27 Dec 2017 description

A mixed start of season experienced during the 2017/18 rainfall season

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