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07 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8087TH MEETING (AM)
SC/13057

The Security Council today reiterated the need for the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fully investigate the killing of two members of the Group of Experts on that country and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

07 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1111

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the _Foreign Policy_ 2017 Diplomat of the Year Award Dinner, in Washington, D.C., today:

Thank you, Jonathan Tepperman, for your kind introduction.  And thank you, _Foreign Policy_, for honouring me and the other dedicated women diplomats with this award.  I am truly humbled and grateful.  I accept it not so much for myself, but on behalf of the Organization that I proudly serve.

07 Nov 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID CONVOY AMBUSHED, ONE KILLED

Gunmen on 4 November ambushed an aid convoy heading to the northern Ndélétown, robbed the entire cargo of one truck and killed a driver. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator condemned the latest attack on aid workers in a country where half the population depends on relief assistance for survival. So far this year, 13 humanitarian workers have been killed in the country.

CHAD

CHOLERA OUTBREAK SUBSIDING

07 Nov 2017 description

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
Mr. Vice-President,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to present the annual report of the Human Rights Council to this General Assembly. I would like to begin by congratulating the fifteen recently elected Members of the Human Rights Council. I have full confidence that all Members will work hard to uphold the promotion and protection of human rights.

Mr. Vice-President,

07 Nov 2017 description

Un pont métallique sera bientôt jeté sur la rivière OSSO en territoire de Masisi. Les premiers travaux de montage expérimental de cet ouvrage, sont exécutés par les casques bleus du génie militaire népalais de la MONUSCO, en collaboration avec une équipe technique de l’Office des routes. Ces travaux préliminaires consistent à vérifier si toutes les pièces connexes de cet ouvrage, sont en place.

07 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

07 Nov 2017 description
report Caritas

Kikwit, le 06 novembre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Le Coordonnateur National du Service de Promotion de la Santé (SPS) de la Caritas Congo Asbl, Mr Jean MUNONGO, a participé à un atelier de renforcement de surveillance à base communautaire de Paralysie Flasque Aigue (PFA), tenu récemment dans la province du Kwilu.

06 Nov 2017 description

Richard Mallet and Rachel Slater

Type: Briefing Paper

Organisation: ODI

Date: 21/09/2017

Full summary

This synthesis briefing outlines the background and findings of the SLRC longitudinal panel survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2015 in five countries of 10,000 people.

06 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

1.2 million
Children in need
(2017 Humanitarian Response Plan)

2.4 million
People in need
(2017 Humanitarian Response Plan)

600,250
Internally displaced persons
(UNHCR, 30 Sept 2017)

481,577
Refugees in neighbouring countries
(Chad, Cameroon, DRC, Congo)
(UNHCR, 30 Sept 2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017 *
US$ 53.6 million**

Highlights

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In the city of Dundo, in northern Angola, MSF teams are providing assistance to Congolese refugees who fled violence in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF head of mission Joao Martins describes how a health emergency was brought under control.

What was the situation for Congolese refugees when you arrived in Dundo in April?

06 Nov 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

06 Nov 2017 description

J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo, G. Sturge

Type: Briefing Paper

Country: DRC

Date: 13/04/2017

Full summary

Decades of misrule in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the large-scale collapse of state provisions and administration. Despite a peace agreement signed in 2002, South Kivu has remained in a state of ‘neither peace nor war’, with periodically volatile security situations.