Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (most recent)
- Action Against Hunger: Hundreds of thousands who fled violence in DR Congo in desperate need, 11 aid agencies warn. 17 Oct 2019
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern DR Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- UNICEF: UNICEF boosts medical aid in DR Congo as measles deaths top 4,000. 9 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR aids thousands of Congolese refugees returning home from Angola. 8 Oct 2019
- Save the Children: The Democratic Republic of Congo celebrates its 1000th Ebola survivor. 4 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- WHO: Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 63. 16 Oct 2019
- Action Against Hunger: Hundreds of thousands who have fled violence in DR Congo, in desperate need as lean season approaches, 11 aid agencies warn. 17 Oct 2019
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Great Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019). 16 Oct 2019
- WHO: Defeating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo motivates a community to confront other diseases with handwashing. 16 Oct 2019
Programme outcome: In support of Strategy 2020; and the Millennium Development Goal #4: a two-thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) liaise with global immunization partners to ensure their continued involvement in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs). These activities serve to increase uptake of services during both mass vaccination campaigns and routine immunization services, and to reduce global measles and polio morbidity and mortality. .
This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …
JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.
The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.
The fund is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, …
Climate change is damaging people's lives today. Even if world leaders agree the strictest possible curbs on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the prospects are very bleak for hundreds of millions of people, most of them among the world's poorest. This paper puts the dramatic stories of some of those people alongside the latest science on the impacts of climate change on humans. Together they explain why climate change is fundamentally a development crisis.
As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd heads off to major international meetings with climate change high on the agenda this week, a new report reveals that seasons which were once distinct are shifting, destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger.
This is just one of the multiple impacts of climate change taking their toll on the world's poorest people, according to the Oxfam report 'Suffering the Science - Climate Change, People and Poverty'.
The report's release comes ahead of the G8 …
The food crisis of 2008 provoked a strong coordinated response from the world community and exposed fundamental problems in the agrofood sector, which continue. Prices remain high in many domestic markets of developing countries, and the risk of future volatility persists. The present economy-wide crisis creates severe economic and social difficulties, which aggravate agricultural problems and the food situation -particularly for least-developed countries and small farmers - and which require stronger actions.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.