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
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- UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December
This lessons-learned paper is an initiative of the Global WASH Cluster Technical Learning Project, led by ACF1 -UK. The Project has identified water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response to floods as a priority for technical learning in the sector. Flood emergencies are predicted to increase significantly because of climate change. A number of agencies have experience in responding to rural floods and this provides an opportunity to capture and harness good practices and lessons learned to inform future WASH responses.
Almost four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another Oxfam said today ahead of two summits being held in New York next week (19, 20 September) aimed at addressing the refugee crisis.
In February 2016, Oxfam hosted its first learning event on working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts in order to bring together a range of Oxfam and partner staff to exchange programmatic and operational learning. This report documents the outcomes and discussions.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.
The number and complexity of hazards and disasters are increasing rapidly; and there is ample evidence that women and girls are often more vulnerable to disasters than men and boys. The papers in this collection consider the progress made and the challenges we still face in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions, in responding adequately to the needs and priorities of all affected people, men and women, boys and girls. Achieving long-term change that transforms the lives of those living in poverty needs to specifically address gender inequalities.
El sistema humanitario internacional no será capaz de hacer frente al creciente número de crisis si no se actúa localmente
La agencia internacional Oxfam ha advertido hoy de que la capacidad de respuesta del sistema humanitario internacional no será suficiente para hacer frente al aumento en el número de personas expuestas a futuras crisis si no se destinan más fondos a los países más vulnerables y se invierta más en prevención y reducción de riesgos ante posibles desastres.
Seule une approche locale permettra au système humanitaire international de faire face à la multiplication des besoins
L'organisation internationale Oxfam met aujourd'hui en garde contre la saturation du système humanitaire international face à l'augmentation prévisible du nombre de personnes exposées à des crises. Pour l'éviter, il importe de renforcer les ressources à proximité des régions frappées par les catastrophes naturelles et d'investir davantage dans la prévention et la réduction des risques.
International humanitarian system will not cope with increased case load without going local
The international humanitarian response system will fail to cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless there are more resources closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters, warned international agency Oxfam today.
Enlèvements, assassinats, déplacements forcés, viols… En 2010, les populations civiles prises dans les conflits ont payé un prix inacceptable. Face à ces exactions, la réponse de la communauté internationale en matière de protection des civils a été inégale et souvent partiale, estime Oxfam dans un rapport publié le lundi 9 mai. Le rapport sort à la veille du débat du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, présidé par la France ce mois de mai, et où les succès et échecs du Conseil en matière de "protection des civils" seront examinés.
In 2010, millions of men, women, and children were killed, raped, displaced, injured, or recruited by force in armed conflicts throughout the world. Whether caught in the crossfire or deliberately targeted, civilians too often suffer disproportionately as a result of conflict.
The effectiveness of international aid, both in meeting urgent needs and in tackling entrenched poverty, is being undermined in some of the world's poorest places. While effective aid has helped save lives, protect rights and build livelihoods, some donors' military and security interests have skewed global aid spending; and amidst conflict, disasters and political instability have too often led to uncoordinated, unsustainable, expensive and even dangerous aid projects.
L'efficacité de l'aide internationale, tant pour répondre aux besoins urgents que pour lutter contre la pauvreté chronique, est mise à mal dans certaines régions parmi les plus pauvres au monde. Tandis qu'une aide efficace a contribué à sauver des vies, à protéger les droits et à renforcer les moyens de subsistance, les intérêts militaires et sécuritaires de certains donateurs ont biaisé l'affectation de l'aide dans le monde.
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 …
'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05
The South Asian earthquake is the latest in a year of some of the worst disasters ever seen, yet governments have failed to respond adequately and lives have been lost as a result, said international agency Oxfam today.