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13 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 1 September, 2017: The Back to School Campaign was launched throughout the country, and 55,951 school-aged children targeted by the campaign will receive school materials in the Greater Kasai region.

• 19-22 September 2107: A Peace Conference on the Kasai crisis led by President Joseph Kabila and the Governors of 5 provinces in Greater Kasai was held in Kananga (Kasai Central); MONUSCO and UN Agencies were invited.

13 Oct 2017 description

See the photostory by Sergi Camara/Entreculturas

Masisi, 13 October 2017 – In the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the territory of Masisi remains entrenched in armed conflict, ethnic violence, and instability. Within this insecure situation, thousands of families flee their homes each year.

13 Oct 2017 description

WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program.

13 Oct 2017 description

Kinshasa, 13 October 2017 – UN-Habitat in close collaboration the Ministry of Land Affairs through the National Commission on land reform (CONAREF) recently organised a national workshop in Kinshasa on the “elaboration of provincial strategies for improving land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo”.

The two-day national consultative workshop is one out the outputs of the Community Participatory Land Use Planning project implemented by UN-Habitat in three provinces of the Republic of Congo, namely North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri.

13 Oct 2017 description

Le Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’homme de la MONUSCO-Beni a organisé le jeudi 12 octobre 2017, un atelier d’échange sur les violences sexuelles et les violences sexuelles en temps de conflit avec les membres des organisations de la société civile du territoire de Beni, Province Nord-Kivu. C’est le deuxième atelier de ce genre en l’espace de deux mois suite une première rencontre organisée, à Beni, le mercredi 9 août dernier.

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Introduction

Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda

Uganda has been hosting refugees for a long time, but the years 2016 and 2017 have presented the highest ever recorded inflows of refugees into the country with the current numbers standing at close to 1.3 million.

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Faits saillants

  • Environ 31 250 réfugiés ciblés par l’assistance du PAM en octobre.

  • Plus de 369 000 personnes déplacées internes enregistrées au troisième trimestre.

Aperçu de la situation

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Over 3,360 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fled into Zambia between 30 August and 3 October 2017. The refugees have been fleeing inter-ethnic conflicts as well as clashes between government forces and armed militias in HautKatanga province. Several of them have reported extreme brutality committed by all parties against civilians.

12 Oct 2017 description
report The Guardian

Congo is a nation of sisterhood and solidarity. We are changing our country from within, risking our lives to speak out and taking up the political fight against sexual violence – rather than just taking notes while men speak
Justine Masika Bihamba

I grew up in Goma, near the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country where sexual violence is notoriously widespread.

12 Oct 2017 description

La directrice du CICR pour l’Afrique, Patricia Danzi est actuellement en visite en République Démocratique du Congo oú la violence et les affrontements armés à répétition continuent de provoquer d’immenses souffrances humaines dans plusieurs provinces ; particulièrement les Kivu à l’Est, le Kasaï au centre et le Tanganyika au Sud-Est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

12 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 10 October 2017. The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemns the attacks carried out on 9 October 2017 by elements of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) against the base of the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization in the Congo (MONUSCO) in Mamundioma, in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which caused the death of two peacekeepers and injured several others from the Tanzanian contingent.

12 Oct 2017 description

More than 60,000 refugees have crossed the Ubangi and Mboumou rivers in the past five months, fleeing the war-torn Central African Republic

By Andreas Kirchhof in Mobayi-Mbongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo | 12 October 2017

As smoke rises over the lush green landscape from fires across the river, inhabitants of Mobayi-Mbongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stop on their way to market and gather on the bank to watch.

12 Oct 2017 description

In September, fighting and insecurity continued to force civilians out of their homes, particularly in Unity and Upper Nile. Many of those had been displaced several times in recent months. In Unity, fighting and insecurity in Koch, Mayendit, and Rubkona counties forced the relocation of aid workers, suspension of food distribution and medical evacuation of civilians. In Upper Nile, fighting in and around Aburoc, on the western bank of the River Nile, on 11 September, reportedly led to civilian deaths, displacement and forced the temporary relocation of aid workers.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13024

Conseil de sécurité
8067e séance – matin

En République démocratique du Congo (RDC), les défis à l’application de l’Accord du 31 décembre 2016 persistent, sur fond de détérioration de la situation sécuritaire dans les Kasaï et les provinces de l’est, s’est alarmé, ce matin, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour ce pays, devant le Conseil de sécurité, qui a aussi entendu le Ministre congolais des affaires étrangères.