Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Violence spiralling to alarming levels in Eastern Congo
- EU releases €7.2 million to step up fight against Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Secretary-General Outraged by Murder of Civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo, Calls on Armed Groups to Immediately Cease Attacks
- Les retours massifs de Congolais depuis l’Angola pourraient générer une crise humanitaire
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 42: 13 - 19 October 2018 (Data as reported by 17:00; 19 October 2018)
- 391 refugees (114 families) were submitted for resettlement, of which 373 were from DRC, 18 from BDI, SOM and Sudan, and none from South Sudan.
- 328 refugees (85 families) departed to the USA (228), Norway (75) and Sweden (25).
- UNHCR facilitates 7 US missions (RSC pre-screening, CIS and Cultural orientation).
- Resettlement focal point staff have been trained on proGres V4 and an action plan to transition from proGres V3 to V4 has been established.
In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.
During the first three months of 2018, almost 9,700 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 13 countries in Europe.2 This is similar to the first quarter of 2017 and already almost twothirds of the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.
Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.
L’an dernier, la Belgique a mobilisé un montant de 17 millions d’euros en faveur de l’aide humanitaire à la RDC. Le ministre De Croo va faire passer ce montant à 25 millions d’euros cette année. Notre pays entend ainsi donner un signal à la communauté internationale et à nouveau témoigner sa solidarité à la population congolaise. La Belgique invite aussi les autres pays à accroître leur efforts.
During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.
- 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
- 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
- 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND
Le Gouvernement belge prend acte de l'annonce par les autorités congolaises de mesures concernant l'agence de développement belge Enabel et la maison Schengen à Kinshasa.
The Belgian government takes note of the announcement by the Congolese authorities of measures concerning the Belgian development agency Enabel as well as the Schengen house in Kinshasa.
Belgium regrets this announcement which threatens to prevent the Enabel agency to operate directly and significantly in favour of the Congolese population, mostly in the sectors of agriculture, public health and education. This decision would also affect hundreds of the agency’s Congolese staff.
BRUXELLES – En 2017, le gouvernement belge a renforcé son partenariat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations unies (PAM) en vue de lutter contre la faim et la malnutrition. L'année dernière, la Coopération au Développement belge a versé une aide de près de 20 millions d'euros pour les opérations du PAM, ayant permis de porter assistance à plus de 14,5 millions de personnes dans neufs pays différents et soutenir les opérations d’intervention pour les crises humanitaires les plus préoccupantes.
BRUSSELS – In 2017, the Government of Belgium reinforced its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. Last year, the Belgian Development Cooperation contributed nearly €20 million to WFP operations that assisted more than 14.5 million people in nine countries and supported responses to some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.
Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders et le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo sont intervenus à huis-clos devant la Commission des Relations extérieures de la Chambre pour exposer la politique belge à l’égard de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
La FAO et le PAM intensifient la lutte contre la faim dans le Grand Kasaï
Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices
Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan
There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.
Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.
At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock. Minister De Croo also asks the international community to make more humanitarian resources available to the DRC.
Sous l’impulsion du vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo, notre pays va mobiliser 6 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire supplémentaire pour faire face à la situation humanitaire alarmante en RDC. C’est ce qu’a annoncé le ministre aujourd’hui à New York à l’occasion d’un entretien qu’il a eu entre autres avec l’émissaire spécial de l’ONU pour les Grands Lacs, Saïd Djinnit, et le coordinateur humanitaire de l’ONU Mark Lowcock. Le ministre De Croo demande à la communauté internationale de libérer elle aussi plus de fonds humanitaires.