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06 Feb 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – 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 gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), creating new displacement over the last four days.

06 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International.

Most refugees arrive through the Bunagana border point in Kisoro district, South Western Uganda but some even brave the dangerous waters of Lake Albert to escape the even greater dangers in DRC. The majority of refugees are children (54%).

06 Feb 2018 description

By Peter Maurer, ICRC President

Syria enters its seventh year of fighting in 2018. Hunger and disease will affect millions of people in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Around the world people will flee conflict only to become trapped in misery, as seen in Libya. People will suffer from immediate and long-term effects of conflict and violence, as I witnessed in Central African Republic earlier this month.

06 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

VACCINATION – Un des objectifs de l’UNICEF est de faire vacciner tous les enfants de 0 à 5 ans contre la poliomyélite. L’UNICEF se mobilise aux cotés des communautés locales et du Gouvernement congolais pour mieux informer les populations.

La poliomyélite en RDC

Bien que la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) ait été certifiée pays sans Polio en novembre 2015, le virus continue à circuler. Du mois de mars 2017 à aujourd’hui, une dizaine de cas de Polio virus ont été enregistrés à travers le pays, dont 8 dans la Province du Haut-Lomami.

06 Feb 2018 description

NCHELENGE, Tuesday, 06-02-2018. The Vatican Ambassador to Zambia has called upon the International Community to assist thousands of Refugees currently settled at Kenani Refugee Settlement in Nchelenge district. He has further praised the UNHCR in Zambia for rendering support, generosity and humanity towards refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

February 05, 2018 7:45 PM
Ken Schwartz

An eruption of ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 24 people and left hundreds of homes burned to the ground.

Congolese officials say the fighting exploded late last week in the Ituri province between Hema and Lendu ethnic groups.

It is unclear what set off the fighting, but the two groups have been bitter enemies for decades.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the DRC says it will assess the situation.

05 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Number of IDPs in CAR increases by 70 percent since early 2017

• Relief activities suspended following NGO attacks in Kabo, up to 100,000 people affected

• 2018 HRP for CAR targets 1.9 million people —nearly half the country’s population

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017

2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.

  • UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
    With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.

05 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

05 Feb 2018 description

The DTM programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo collects key information on population movements to inform humanitarian partners and support the delivery of assistance in the regions that are affected by conflict. Mobility tracking, registration activities and surveys are conducted in North Kivu, Tanganyika and Kasai.

TANGANYIKA - KALEMIE

04 Feb 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • This is not the first time the Congolese government is confronting the Mai Mai rebels.

By MOSES HAVYARIMANA

Burundi has in the past week received more than 8,000 refugees fleeing the fighting between Mai Mai rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Burundian government officials said that refugees continue to arrive from DRC’s South Kivu to the southwestern port of Rumonge on Lake Tanganyika.

04 Feb 2018 description

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) Delegation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) agreed to continue working together objectively in supporting the DRC in the ongoing electoral process.

03 Feb 2018 description

Les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi, en collaboration avec l'administration locale, ont été les premiers à collecter les vivres pour assister les réfugiés congolais. Le premier flux massif de ces réfugiés a été enregistré le 24 janvier 2018 dans les provinces Makamba et Rumonge. Au moment où ces réfugiés sont composés, en grand nombre, par des enfants et des femmes, ils arrivent sans rien avoir à mettre sous la dent. Les volontaires de la Branche de Makamba et Rumonge se sont alors activés à préparer sur place les vivres collectés en repas chauds pour chaque afflux.

03 Feb 2018 description

Le groupe sectoriel WASH de la Plateforme Nationale de Prévention des Risques et Gestion de catastrophes s'activent à créer des conditions convenables dans les camps de passage des réfugiés congolais. Ce Mercredi 1er février 2018, les organisations membres de ce groupe, dont la Croix-Rouge du Burundi, ont effectué une descente dans les provinces Rumonge et Makamba. Elles avaient pour but d'évaluer les besoins urgents en WASH dans les camps en construction de Makombe de la commune de Rumonge de la province Rumonge et Mugerama de la commune Nyanza Lac de la province Makamba.