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14 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose

Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

29 Jul 2018 description

Brazzaville, 27 July 2018 - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the Republic of Congo’s commitment to strengthening its health system through the primary health care approach, during a three-day visit to the Central African country, which ends on 27 July.

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 254,500
Total children (<18) in need: 127,250
Total people to be reached: 134,000
Total children to be reached: 67,120

01 Jun 2017 description

BETOU, Republic of Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village crowded with refugees from neighbouring countries.

22 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme has been facing critical funding gaps. The new school year will start in October 2016.
  • WFP is starting a new pilot project with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), to promote a Home Grown School Feeding programme.

Operational Updates

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme has been facing critical funding gaps since May 2016.

  • In June, WFP provided food assistance to 34,820 people.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees ended in June due to lack of contributions.

Operational Updates

  • Through the school feeding programme, WFP provides 95,000 children with hot meal and plans to reach 132,000 children through 2018.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In May, WFP provided food assistance to 14,647 CAR refugees and to 3,244 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

Operational Updates

  • Through the school feeding programme, WFP provides hot meals to 95,000 children and plans to reach 132,000 children through 2018.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In April, food assistance was provided to 14,599 CAR refugees.

  • In April, food assistance was also provided to 3,657 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

20 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme faces critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In March, food assistance was provided for 14,389 CAR refugees.

  • In March, food assistance was also provided for 3,296 DRC refugees.

12 Apr 2016 description

CHAD

PRESIDENTIAL POLL HELD

Chadians voted on 10 April in a presidential poll in which incumbent President Idriss Deby, who has been in power since 1990, is seeking re-election. The president faced 12 challengers. The vote went on smoothly with no incidents reported. Chad is faced with the threat of attacks by Boko Haram gunmen who have carried out raids in the capital N’Djamena and in the western Lac Region.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

GRENADE BLAST, GUNFIRE ROCK IDP CAMP

12 Apr 2016 description

TCHAD

ÉLECTIONS PRÉSIDENTIELLES TENUES

Les tchadiens ont voté le 10 avril lors d’un scrutin présidentiel dans lequel le Président sortant Idriss Deby, au pouvoir depuis 1990, brigue un nouveau mandat. Le Président a fait face à 12 adversaires. Le vote s’est passé sans incidents signalés. Le Tchad est confronté à la menace d'attaques par des hommes armés de Boko Haram qui ont effectué des raids dans la capitale N'Djamena et dans la région ouest du Lac.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

21 Jan 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

In 2015, WFP implemented a Country Programme (CP) aligned with the WFP Strategic Plan and based on two pillars of the Country Strategy: i) Access to adequate and nutritious food and basic social services; and ii) Risk and disaster management. The CP is composed of four components:

18 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

In 2015, WFP implemented a Country Programme (CP) aligned with the WFP Strategic Plan and based on two pillars of the Country Strategy: i) Access to adequate and nutritious food and basic social services; and ii) Risk and disaster management. The CP is composed of four components:

19 Aug 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo (CONGOSITE) – L’opération d'enregistrement biométrique des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile en République du Congo a été lancée le 17 août dernier à Brazzaville.

Elle est organisée par la Représentation du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (UNHCR), en partenariat avec le gouvernement congolais et le Comité National d'Assistance aux Réfugiés (CNAR).

02 Jul 2015 description

Congo-Brazzaville: Mass deportations of DRC nationals may amount to crimes against humanity

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

02 Jul 2015 description

République du Congo. Les expulsions collectives de ressortissants de la RDC pourraient constituer des crimes contre l’humanité

02 Jul 2015 description

Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

The organization calls for a halt of all current plans of mass expulsions of foreign nationals from the Republic of Congo and for all of those unlawfully expelled to be allowed to return, if they so desire.

02 Jul 2015 description

Les violences policières, persécutions, détentions arbitraires et viols survenus dans le cadre d’une opération de sécurité visant à expulser hors de la République du Congo (ou Congo-Brazzaville) des dizaines de milliers de ressortissants de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) l’an dernier relèvent d’attaques généralisées susceptibles de constituer des crimes contre l'humanité, écrit Amnesty International dans un rapport rendu public jeudi 2 juillet.