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23 Jan 2018 description


The security and humanitarian situation in Kinshasa province continues to deteriorate. On 21 January anti-Kabila demonstrations in the capital resulted in 6 deaths, 65 injured, and some 250 people were arrested.

Cholera cases continue to rise in the province following heavy rainfall since early January: 346 cases and 11 deaths were reported in the two first weeks of 2018.

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22 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018, and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9) communes of Kinshasa, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili.

22 Jan 2018 description



Humanitarian organisations are scaling up assistance to 65,000 people recently displaced by violence in the north-western Ouham Pende prefecture. WFP has expanded assistance to include host families in Paoua, the region’s main town where the displaced have fled to, and increased food rations. IOM and Danish Refugee Council are constructing shelters. Clashes between rival armed groups are ongoing and further displacements are feared.

22 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


4.35 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

537,087 refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

52,903 cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)

1.9 million Children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
51% of required funds available


19 Jan 2018 description

(Kinshasa, 18 janvier 2018) La détérioration dramatique de la situation humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo au cours de l’année 2017 a contraint les acteurs humanitaires à lancer un appel de 1,68 milliard de dollars pour 2018, le plus grand appel de fonds jamais réalisé pour le pays où 13,1 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide humanitaire.

18 Jan 2018 description




10.5 millions


1,68 milliard


18 Jan 2018 description

(Kinshasa, 18 January 2018) The dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 has forced humanitarian actors to launch an appeal for USD 1.68 billion for 2018, the largest ever funding appeal for the country where 13.1 million people require humanitarian assistance.

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description

Ce document couvre les activités du mécanisme de mise en œuvre du New Deal en 2016. Depuis la création du Mécanisme en 2014, plusieurs pays du g7+ ont réalisé des progrès significatifs, et de nouveaux pays ont commencé la mise en œuvre comme la Guinée et la Guinée-Bissau qui ont reçu en 2016 le financement du Mécanisme. L'année dernière a été, pour un certain nombre de pays du g7+, une période de reconstruction, de relèvement suite à nombreux chocs récurrents.

17 Jan 2018 description

This document covers activities of the New Deal Implementation Support Facility in 2016, its third year of full operation. Since inception of the Facility in 2014, many G7+ countries have made significant progress, including new additions, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau receiving Facility funding in 2016. Last year was a period of reconstruction, recovery and coping with recurrent shocks for a number of G7+ countries.

17 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Près de 35 000 déplacés dans le Territoire du Lubero suite aux tensions intercommunautaires

• Inquiétude sur la contagion de la peste dans le bétail

Aperçu de la situation

En dépit d’une situation d’accalmie à travers l’ensemble du Nord-Kivu, de nouveaux affrontements entre les groupes armés d’une part et les opérations des FARDC d’autres part ont été enregistrés dans les territoires de Rutshuru et Lubero.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

16 janvier 2018 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a proposé son aide à la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) afin de renforcer la lutte contre la grave épidémie de choléra qui frappe le pays.

L'offre a été faite aux autorités congolaises par la Directrice régionale de l'OMS pour l'Afrique, le Dr Matshidiso Moeti, lors d'une visite à Kinshasa lundi.

17 Jan 2018 description
  • 606,595 Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad

  • 942 Chadian refugees voluntarily repatriated from Darfur, the Sudan to Chad

  • 657 Supplemental Judgments rendered to deliver birth certificates to Nigerian refugees

16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

16 Jan 2018 description


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.