Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Headlines (most recent)
- MSF: As security situation deteriorates in DR Congo, MSF withdraws staff from Biakato. 6 Dec 2019
- WHO: Second measles vaccination drive targets 2.2 million children in North Kivu. 5 Dec 2019
- EC: EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition in DR Congo. 2 Dec 2019
- WHO: Four Ebola responders killed in eastern DR Congo in separate attacks. 28 Nov 2019
- UNICEF: Measles kills 4,500 children under-five in DR Congo this year. 27 Nov 2019
Most read reports
- UN SC: Building upon Momentum from National Dialogue Can Help Cameroon Resolve Political, Humanitarian Crises, Special Representative Tells Security Council. 6 Dec 2019
- ACLED: ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (1 - 7 December 2019). 10 Dec 2019
- UNHCR: Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (September 2019). 10 Dec 2019
- MSF: As security situation deteriorates, MSF withdraws staff from Biakato. 6 Dec 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Weekly Emergency Update - Ituri and North Kivu Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 26 November – 2 December 2019. 10 Dec 2019
UNHCR is concerned about thousands who have fled brutal attacks in DRC’s Ituri province, where humanitarian access remains extremely limited.
Over 360,000 Congolese people fled their homes in June following brutal attacks in Ituri Province. Most of them walked for days in the bush and found safety in Kasenyi on the shores of Lake Albert, which borders Uganda. The recent outbreak of violence follows months of simmering tensions. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced at the start of the year as a result of tensions between two communities.
The current dynamics and conduct of armed conflict as well as the absence of effective mechanisms to mediate root causes of conflict and displacement have contributed to a global record high of people in need of protection, including displaced people. The regional dimension of many conflicts requires a strategic operational engagement, ensuring a protection continuum during flight and in situations where civilians are unable to move and seek safety.
The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
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Overview of the context before deployment
ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.
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THE GLOBAL PROTECTION CLUSTER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION to protect people in Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental provinces, in the Democratic Republic of Congo where 1.27 million civilians have been forcibly displaced from the 3 Kasais, as well as neighboring provinces such as Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba and Sankur. The displacement is the result of clashes between militia groups and the Congolese armed forces, but also between militias and self-defense groups and between rival militia groups, and intercommunity tensions.
This is the eighth Protection Trends report prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster (PC) in close collaboration with Child Protection, SGBV and Land Mines and Explosive Remnants of War sub-clusters, and other protection actors.
The report provides an overview of the protection situation highlighting the main threats to civilians that have caused displacement, and describes trends on issues reported and observed in the second and third quarters of 2016 (1 April through 30 September).
This report is the seventh in a series of Protection Trends papers prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster in close collaboration with the three sub-clusters and other protection actors. After providing an overview of the protection situation, the paper discusses trends on issues reported and observed in the first quarter of 2016 (1 January through 31 March), including forced displacement and population movements, threats against children, gender-based violence, and landmines and explosive remnants of war.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)