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18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

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.

17 Oct 2017 description

Uvira, South-Kivu - Monday, 16th October 2017: To update the population on MONUSCO’s stabilization efforts in line with its mandate, Public Information office organized an informative visit for about twenty journalists to Bukavu and Uvira to receive first-hand information about the ex-combatants’ reintegration project. They were delighted to note the impact of the project through the contacts they had with beneficiaries on the ground.

17 Oct 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ARMED FIGHTING DISPLACES 8,000 IN SOUTH-EAST

Around 8,000 people were forced to flee for safety to the central Bambari town between 18 September and 10 October following armed clashes in Basse Kotto, Mbomou and Haute Kotto prefectures in the country’s south-east. The latest displacement raises to 31,632 the number of people forced from their homes in the region by clashes. Humanitarian organizations are mobilizing assistance.

DR CONGO

OVER 26,000 RETURN FROM DISPLACEMENT

17 Oct 2017 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

8 000 PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES PAR LES VIOLENCES AU SUD-EST

Environ 8 000 personnes ont été forcées de fuir vers la ville de Bambari, au centre, entre le 18 septembre et le 10 octobre, à la suite d'affrontements armés dans les préfectures de la Basse Kotto, de Mbomou et de la Haute Kotto, dans le sud-est du pays. Ce dernier déplacement porte à 31 632 le nombre de personnes qui ont été forcées de quitter leur foyer dans la région. Les organisations humanitaires sont entrain de mobiliser l'aide.

17 Oct 2017 description

Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on Oct. 24.

17 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (17 octobre 2017) - Le Comité des droits de l’homme a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport de la République démocratique du Congo sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour donner effet aux dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques.

17 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (17 October 2017) - The Human Rights Committee this morning completed its consideration of the fourth periodic report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

17 Oct 2017 description

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The deployment of a GIS specialist for the 2016 yellow fever vaccination campaign in Kinshasa had a direct, positive impact on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programme staff.

17 Oct 2017 description

Kalemie, 16 octobre 2017 - Au cours de la semaine écoulée, la Section Appui à la Justice et à l’Administration pénitentiaire de la MONUSCO (JCS) a mené diverses actions au profit du système pénitentiaire du Tanganyika.

17 Oct 2017 description

Préfecture de la Nana-Gribizi / Sous-préfecture de Kaga-Bandoro / Kaga-Bandoro Retour

17 Oct 2017 description

This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The total caseload of South Sudan refugees in DRC as of 30 June 2017 is 80,775. In the first half of the year, refugees from South Sudan continued to arrive into DRC, namely in Ituri and Haut Uele province. As of 30 June 2017, 13,542 refugees had arrived in the first semester of 2017, against 61,125 arrivals in 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools.

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Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,