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05 Dec 2018 description

Having worked in Europe for the European Union, NGOs and think tanks, Tommaso Ripani knew that what he truly wanted was to be part of the UN in the field. “Studying international relations is one thing; putting it into practice is a completely different story,” he said.

05 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Distribution des vivres pour environ 30 000 personnes dans le Territoire de Walikale

• Reprise des activités scolaires dans l’ensemble du Territoire de Beni

Aperçu de la situation

05 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

There is an emerging humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Congolese have sought safety after being expelled from Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants.

05 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • GenXpert laboratory results for the suspected EVD case in Yambio were negative for Ebola Zaire; follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing was negative for all Ebola species, Marburg,
    Rift Valley Fever, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, and Sosuga viruses. Further testing of the sample at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) using Taqman Array Card (TAC) platform and YF-specific PCR assay confirmed that the sample was PCR positive for Yellow Fever Virus.

05 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.

• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.

• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.

• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.

Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area

05 Dec 2018 description
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Introduction

Impartiality in discussion

Martin Quack

Why is impartiality important?

05 Dec 2018 description

05/12/2018

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world continues to rise, reaching 124 million people across 51 countries. Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.

05 Dec 2018 description

Whenever there are clashes here, they come and they rape women. Pregnant women, and also children and old women. Conflict leaving scores of sexual violence survivors behind in eastern DRC

05 Dec 2018 description

Lutter contre une épidémie aussi effrayante dans une région en proie à la violence n'est pas une mince affaire.

« Ebola a bouleversé notre existence. Ici, à Beni, tout le monde vit dans l'angoisse. Tu en arrives à te méfier de ton frère et de tes amis parce que tu ne sais pas s'ils sont malades ou non », raconte Euloge, un infirmier travaillant dans un centre de santé privé à Beni.

Comme Euloge, beaucoup d'habitants de Beni sont désemparés, se sentant pris entre le marteau et l'enclume.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Anita Powell

BENI, DRC — The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country’s volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak — the nation’s tenth known Ebola epidemic — is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women.

Among them is Baby Benedicte. Her short life has already been unimaginably difficult.

04 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following the cease fire signed on December 2017, the security in the Pool Region has significantly improved and movement of return of displaced population started since then.

  • 37,108 children under five immunized against measles in Pool and Bouenza departments with UNICEF support.

  • As of 30 September, UNICEF HAC is only funded 33%. An additional US$ 6 million is required for UNICEF to meet the needs of vulnerable children and women, especially in the Education, Wash and Child Protection sectors.

04 Dec 2018 description

Key developments in the week of November 25th include the large military operations in Nigeria and Sudan, the insecurity in the DRC and Chad, and the continued government intimidation campaigns launched in Angola.

04 Dec 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Despite a significant reduction in fighting, humanitarian needs remain very high and continue to increase.

2 183 028 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries

299 123 Refugees in South Sudan

1 965 059 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)

194 874 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs

04 Dec 2018 description

Crises affect more people, for longer, and conflict remains the main driver of humanitarian and protection needs. The Global Humanitarian Overview presents detailed, prioritized and costed plans for how the United Nations and partner organizations will respond worldwide

(Geneva, 4 December 2018) – The world is witnessing extremely high levels of humanitarian need driven primarily by armed conflicts that generate enormous suffering and displacement for years on end.

04 Dec 2018 description

Total of 92 new asylum-seekers arrived during the month mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cumulative total of new arrivals since January 2018 stands at 1,073.

Lack of class rooms and teachers impacts the access of refugees and asylum-seekers to high school education provided in local schools in host communities.

Access to shelter remains a challenge due to funding constraints and increasing refugee population in Tongogara Refugee Camp.

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