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14 Dec 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 14 décembre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par le grand nombre de personnes laissées sans abri par les combats en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). En raison de la poursuite des violences, les organisations humanitaires n’ont pas accès à plusieurs régions, pour fournir une aide même la plus élémentaire aux personnes dans le besoin.

14 Dec 2018 description

Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, soy, papaya and amaranth, for her children who suffer from malnutrition.

Twice a week, Georgette goes to the Tshudi health centre to participate in the cooking demonstration sessions organized by a local NGO, "Coeur de Compassion", the centre's medical team and FAO. She learns how to cook nutritious recipes made from local products.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in place to avert the epidemic.The Ebola outbreak broke out in neighboring DR-Congo in August 2018. Given the proximity of Uganda to North Kivu province, where a number of people have died of the same disease, Uganda remains among the countries with the highest risk of getting Ebola.

14 Dec 2018 description

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

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned at the large number of people left homeless by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ongoing violence means aid agencies are without access to provide even basic assistance in several areas.

14 Dec 2018 description

GENEVA (14 December 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed deep concern at violence against opposition rallies this week in at least three provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the presidential elections to be held on 23 December. Bachelet called on the authorities to ensure that these incidents are promptly investigated, and that “the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly – essential conditions for credible elections – are fully protected.”

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Je m’appelle Dammy Mulingwa et je suis Chargée de Programme dans la section humanitaire de la Coopération britannique (UKAid) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Je m’occupe toute particulièrement des programmes relatifs à la nutrition mais aussi des interventions dans le cadre du Fonds Humanitaire RDC. Malheureusement, je ne connais la situation de la RDC qu’à travers les rapports de nos partenaires car je n’ai pas l’occasion d’aller souvent sur le terrain.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général en République Démocratique Du Congo (RDC s'est dite préoccupée par la succession d’incidents graves qui entravent le bon déroulement de la campagne électorale dans le pays à 10 jours du scrutin.

La cheffe de la Mission de l’ONU en RDC (MONUSCO), Leila Zerrougi, a dénoncé le fait que certains candidats de l’opposition rencontrent de nombreux obstacles pour tenir des réunions publiques dans certaines villes du pays. De tels obstacles ont été constaté ces derniers jours à Kindu, Lubumbashi et Kalemie.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13618

Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description

Displaced people in the Kasai region of DR Congo begin to grow crops, raise pigs, and their children go to school

By Linda Espenshade

Strengthened by a continuing supply of emergency food, 700 families who have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 26 November 2018

The European Commission has announced today an additional €5 million in support of concrete projects of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege maintaining its commitment to women who are victims of sexual violence.

13 Dec 2018 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a major source of amplification of the outbreak and risk to health and other frontline workers.

13 Dec 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Mosoka Fallah - Deputy Director General at National Public Health Institute of Liberia and Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School

Disclosure statement: Mosoka Fallah-consults for MERCK/MSD as an Expert from Africa on the process of the Ebola vacine licensing.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Fonds central d’intervention d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) va allouer 10 millions de dollars pour appuyer la riposte régionale à Ebola en Afrique centrale.

L’annonce a été faite mercredi par Mark Lowcock, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, qui a autorité sur le CERF.

12 Dec 2018 description

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced a US$10 million regional contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) towards mitigating the possible impact of the current Ebola outbreak should it spread to countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

12 Dec 2018 description

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général est préoccupée par la succession d’incidents graves qui entravent le bon déroulement de la campagne électorale en République démocratique du Congo. Elle dénonce le fait que certains candidats de l’opposition rencontrent de nombreux obstacles pour tenir des réunions publiques dans certaines villes du pays, comme cela a été constaté ces derniers jours à Kindu et à Lubumbashi et, aujourd’hui, à Kalemie.

12 Dec 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 815ème réunion tenue le 4 décembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur le rapport de la Commission sur les élections en Afrique:

Le Conseil,

12 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam

In response to the number of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaching 500, Chals Wontewe, Oxfam's Country Director in the DRC, said:

"DRC is battling to keep Ebola under control; cases are increasing at a quicker rate and the virus has spread further.

"Although the outbreak is still far from the scale of the West Africa epidemic, we're operating in an extremely complex environment and facing the very real threat of more violence and instability in the run up to the elections.