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31 Dec 2012 description

Goma, a city on the eastern border of the Congo, has been a magnet for war refugees for nearly two decades. And in an expanding camp for displaced people, called Mugunga I, school principal Emmanuel Kibanja Miteso holds up a three-ring binder that reflects the history of war here.

Read the full report on NPR.

31 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 19 December M23 rebels requested that Kinshasa sign a formal ceasefire agreement, accusing government officials of dragging out peace talks to bolster the army's position on the ground. The government refused and peace talks have been suspended until 5 January.

31 Dec 2012 description

2012 a vu une augmentation constante du nombre de personnes deplacées internes, passant de 1,7 millions en décembre 2011 à près de 2,7 millions en décembre 2012. L'est du pays est demeuré très instable dû à l'insécurité née de la présence des différents groupes armés- au Katanga, la population déplacée interne a quintuplé.

La persistence et la resurgence de plusieurs maladies ont fragilisé des communautes déjà démunies. Dans le reste du pays, des poches humanitaires surgissent, le défi principal étant les programmes de développement.

31 Dec 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By Joint Report The EastAfrican

In Summary

31 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 28 December 2012 - 20 km outside of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, Bulengo internally displaced persons site is bustling with families waiting to receive kits that will assist them during their displacement.

The camp is one of five sites that have swollen with new arrivals since the recent upsurge in violence in the region.

Multiple displacements

31 Dec 2012 description

INTRODUCTION

The United Nations Focal Point for Mine Action

UNMAS is the United Nations focal point for mine action. Fourteen entities are working together in the United Nations system to implement the United Nations vision of a world free from the threat of mine, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) including cluster munitions. UNMAS leads that effort in six key areas:

• Survey, mark, fence-off, and clear explosive hazards, including mines, ERW, cluster munitions

31 Dec 2012 description
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Main results of the most affected areas

Food consumption: on average, 19.5% of DR Congo households have poor food consumption score and 65% have poor and limited food consumption.

31 Dec 2012 description

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), ex-Zaïre, est sortie en 2003 de l’un des conflits les plus tragiques qu’ait connu l’Afrique. Les deux guerres du Congo ont duré de 1996 à 2003 et ont impliqué à leur paroxysme huit pays : l’Angola, la RDC, le Burundi, le Tchad, la Namibie, le Rwanda, l’Ouganda et le Zimbabwe. Les conflits ont officiellement pris fin suite à la signature d’un accord de paix global en décembre 2002 à Pretoria en Afrique du Sud.

30 Dec 2012 description

This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

30 Dec 2012 description

En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

28 Dec 2012 description

29 décembre 2012- une double cérémonie a eu lieu dans la ville de Bunyakiri, à environ 80km au Sud Ouest de la ville de Bukavu, dans le territoire de Kalehe. Il s’agit, d’une part, de l’inauguration d’un pont construit à Kitchanga et, d’autre part, de la remise des brevets à des jeunes hommes et femmes au terme d’une formation sur différents métiers. La cérémonie a connu la participation du chef de Bureau de la MONUSCO/Sud-Kivu et du commandant de la Brigade MONUSCO du Sud-Kivu.

28 Dec 2012 description
report UN News Service

28 décembre 2012 – Deux hélicoptères de la Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) ont essuyé des tirs mercredi dans la soirée, a annoncé la Mission, qui a confirmé la responsabilité du M23.

28 Dec 2012 description
report Voice of America

LONDON — Thousands of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are at extreme risk of sexual violence, kidnapping and being forced to join armed militias, according to aid agencies. The recent upsurge in conflict in the eastern part of the country has led to many families being separated as they flee the violence - and aid workers are trying to reunite lost children with their parents before it’s too late,

A family seperated

28 Dec 2012 description
report UN News Service

28 December 2012 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today warned the 23 March Movement (M23) armed group that anyone attacking UN helicopters “will be prosecuted” as a war criminal.

28 Dec 2012 description
report UN Radio

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Gros plan sur l'humanitaire en 2012, une année qui a connu son lot de drames et de crises qui ont affectés des populations suite aux conflits armés, aux catastrophes naturelles ou encore au changement climatique.

Le Mali, la République démocratique du Congo, la Somalie, le Soudan et le Soudan du Sud, la Syrie, le Pakistan, l'Afghanistan, le Myanmar ou encore Haïti, sont autant de pays qui ont nécessité un appui humanitaire en 2012.

28 Dec 2012 description

Highlights

• New arrivals to Jamam camp report aerial bombardments

• Uptick in shelter blazes in Yida prompts fire safety training

• Number of individuals from Aru County, DRC seeking safety significantly decreases