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04 Dec 2016 description

POSTED BY DENNIS HADRICK

In Tshopo province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a peaceful game of soccer can be potentially life-threatening despite the seemingly picturesque surroundings. “If we played ball and it landed far away from the playing field, we would simply leave it because we knew that we could get injured or die if we went to search for it,” students Kakongo Zoro and Itomali Osenge told me, highlighting the problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) which can stay in the ground for years after fighting ends, awaiting an unlucky step.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

05 Oct 2016 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 4, 2016

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis. At the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September, President Obama brought together world leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly to galvanize additional humanitarian support, improve educational and access to lawful work for refugees, and expand opportunities for refugee resettlement.

11 Mar 2016 description

The United States announces more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the regional response to the Burundi crisis to more than $86 million since the start of the crisis in 2015.

10 Dec 2015 description

Remarks
Steven Feldstein Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
New York City Bar Association
New York City
December 7, 2015

I’m pleased to be here, I’d like to thank Elizabeth Barad and the New York Bar for inviting me to deliver remarks and answer some of your questions.

I’m here tonight to talk about human rights and democracy trends in Africa. What I can say with certainty is that in the 20 months I have been on the job, no day has been the same, and every week has been unpredictable. Consider the following:

03 Nov 2015 description

This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Democratic Republic of the Congo. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.

05 Jun 2015 description

Posted by Dennis Hadrick

Over the years, I have visited more than 75 countries where the United States is working through our Conventional Weapons Destruction program to help safeguard communities from the impacts of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and excess small arms; Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Yemen to name a few. I recently made my first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where we’re making progress toward helping the country to declare itself Landmine Impact-Free by 2017.

12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

05 Jun 2014 description

Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson, U.S.

26 Mar 2014 description

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA in central Africa. For nearly three decades, the LRA has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface

Introduction

27 Sep 2013 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 27, 2013

The United States announced today it has provided an additional $11.5 million in humanitarian assistance to support protection and assistance activities for the nearly 70,000 new Central African refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo and for some 30,000 new Darfur Sudanese refugees in Chad. This new funding is in addition to nearly $168 million in assistance the United States has provided to refugee operations in these countries.

26 Aug 2013 description

The United States is alarmed by the escalating fighting between the M23 armed group and the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in eastern Congo. We condemn the actions of the M23, which have resulted in civilian casualties, attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO), and significant population displacements. We are also concerned by reports of shelling across the Rwandan border, including credible UN reports that the M23 has fired into Rwandan territory.

19 Apr 2013 description
Introduction to the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR

April 19, 2013

13 Feb 2013 description

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 11, 2013

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

12 Feb 2013 description

Remarks
Anne C. Richard
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council

Atlanta, GA

February 9, 2013

Thank you, for that kind introduction. And thank you to the Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council for your invitation to join you. And thank you for devoting your Saturday to learning about refugees around the world and America’s responsibility to them.

13 Dec 2012 description

Testimony

Johnnie Carson

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

As Prepared

Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights

Washington, DC

December 11, 2012

Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the invitation to testify before the Subcommittee on the crisis unfolding in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, or D.R.C.