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18 Sep 2018 description
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Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

17 Sep 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). »

13 Sep 2018 description
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

01 August 2018: In Alindao town, Basse-Kotto prefecture, unspecified assailants killed an aid worker from a local NGO. His motorcycle was found heavily burned nearby. No further details available. Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and AWSD

11 Sep 2018 description
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

09 August 2018: In Rutshuru town, North Kivu province, militants from the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) attacked a group from the Norwegian NGO Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), kidnapping six of the aid workers before releasing them again later the same day. Source: ACLED

Nigeria

06 Sep 2018 description

This brief summarises key considerations concerning changes in behaviour and care-seeking practices in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the Grand Nord of North Kivu, DRC, September 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised.

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

03 Sep 2018 description

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations sociaux-culturelles clés concernant les événements inhérents aux décès, aux inhumations, aux funérailles (rites ou cérémonies), et aux deuils dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola d’août 2018 dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et d’Ituri. Les croyances et les pratiques en lien avec le décès, l’inhumation, les rites funéraires et le deuil sont susceptibles (i) d’avoir un impact direct sur la transmission du virus Ebola et (ii) d’avoir une influence sur la confiance entre les communautés et les intervenants.

31 Aug 2018 description

By Nontobeko Zondi

Meeting with stakeholders from university, NGOs and government to discuss the evolving nature of conflict across the African continent.

27 Aug 2018 description

This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations of events related to death, burial, funerals (rites or ceremonies), and mourning in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, DRC, August 2018. Beliefs and practices related to death, burial, funeral rites and mourning can (i) directly impact the transmission of Ebola and (ii) influence trust between communities and responders.

24 Aug 2018 description

On 17 August, a fire broke out in the Nyalukemba neighbourhood of Ibanda Municipality in the city of Bukavu, Sud Kivu, only a few days after two fires affected the neighbouring municipality of Kadutu. 289 houses were damaged, and between 2,500 and 3,000 people were left homeless in the aftermath of the fire. They are yet to receive any shelter and NFI assistance. Parts of the only health clinic in Nyalukemba were destroyed, along with medicine and medical equipment stored in a pharmacy.
WASH and food needs have also been reported.

23 Aug 2018 description

This brief summarises key socio-anthropological considerations regarding ‘indigenous communities’ in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken with the affected population, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations for the response and immediate recommendations related to engaging communities in Équateur Province have been prioritised.

23 Aug 2018 description

Cette note stratégique résume les principales considérations socio-anthropologiques concernant les «communautés autochtones» dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se poursuit, la priorité a été accordée à la communication des points clés et des recommandations immédiates dans la province de l’Équateur.

23 Aug 2018 description

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations socioculturelles clés inhérentes aux croyances et aux comportements en matière de santé dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans la province de l’Équateur, en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se poursuit, la priorité a été accordée à la communication des points clés et des recommandations immédiates dans la province de l’Équateur.

23 Aug 2018 description

This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning health beliefs and health-seeking behaviour in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province, the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised.

23 Aug 2018 description

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés inhérentes au contexte de la province de l’Équateur vis-à-vis de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se poursuit, la priorité a été accordée à la communication des points clés et des recommandations immédiates dans la province de l’Équateur.

23 Aug 2018 description

This brief summarises key considerations about the context of Équateur Province in relation to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken with the affected population, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations for the response in Équateur Province has been prioritised.

23 Aug 2018 description

This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning events related to death, burial, funerals (rites or ceremonies), and mourning in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory inquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations for safe and dignified burial practices and related community engagement have been prioritised.