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11 Nov 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 730th meeting, held on 7 November 2017, considered the Report of its field mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), undertaken from 22 to 26 October 2017 and adopted the following decision:

Council,

  1. Adopts the Report of its field mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which was undertaken from 22 to 26 October 2017;

11 Nov 2017 description

In September, more than 1,000 newly arrived South Sudanese refugees were biometrically registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); all of them at Meri and Biringi refugee sites.

UNHCR increased its support for school fees, uniforms and school supplies and covers the expenses for over 6,000 primary school-aged refugee children and 800 children from the local communities.

Almost 10,000 families received their monthly cash grants at Meri and Biringi sites, allowing them to purchase goods according to their own needs and priorities.

10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.

Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities working with governments and local actors on system-wide preparedness and contingency planning.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, information and operational services.

10 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 30th September, there were 40,474 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers who arrived since April 2015. During the month, 427 refugees were registered. 511 new arrivals were admitted in transit centres and were waiting to be registered.

10 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

■ Asylum seekers from the Central African Republic continued to arrive in Bas-Uele and Nord Ubangi provinces. National Commission for Refugees (CNR) and UNHCR have data on 64,000 new asylum seekers who arrived between mid-May and August, while local authorities reported tens of thousands more arrivals in areas of difficult access. This new influx started mid-May and was triggered by violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas.

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.

10 Nov 2017 description
report UN Radio

Le Comité des droits de l'homme de l'ONU a conclu, ce jeudi à Genève, les travaux de sa 121e session en rendant public ses observations finales concernant le quatrième rapport périodique de République Démocratique du Congo. Dans ses conclusions, les experts onusiens se sont en effet préoccupés des informations relatives aux retards de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) dans le processus d'enrôlement des électeurs, notamment au Kasaï.

10 Nov 2017 description

Dans le cadre de l’accompagnement politique et technique que l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) apporte depuis plusieurs mois au processus électoral en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Son Excellence Madame Michaelle Jean a décidé de déployer une mission d’information et de contact de haut niveau dans ce pays.

10 Nov 2017 description
report UN Radio

Des associations de jeunes dans le bassin du Congo, en Afrique, aident des communautés rurales isolées à se développer tout en protégeant les forêts, explique une représentante venue à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique (COP 23), à Bonn, en Allemagne, pour faire entendre leur voix.

09 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 8 November 2017