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19 Jul 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

28 Jun 2018 description

1,149 cholera cases (including 92 deaths) have been reported in Kasai Oriental, Sankuru, and Lomami provinces since February, with the outbreak intensifying since June, with over 270 cases reported. This is the second cholera outbreak in Greater Kasai region since the crisis first erupted in August 2016. Kasai was cholera-free since 2004, and these outbreaks are a significant indication of a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Poor WASH and health infrastructure within the context of ongoing insecurity and displacement is exacerbating the fairly quick spread of the disease.

02 Jun 2018 description

Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million

By Serena Chaudhry

LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing South Sudan in Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million, a top regional United Nations official said on Friday.

28 May 2018 description

A l’invitation de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), une mission d’audit du fichier électoral a été dépêchée par l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie à Kinshasa, du 6 au 25 mai 2018. Cette mission s’inscrit dans une démarche de suivi et d’évaluation régulière des opérations d’enrôlement, engagées depuis 2015 avec l’appui de l’OIF.

24 May 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries in Mont Ngafula, a municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have launched a new project to help women of the parish start small agricultural activities that generate income. The small town of Mont Ngafula is isolated because there is no roadway that connects it to the city. This causes some of the economic challenges. There is also a lack of water and electricity and few jobs for the residents. Families have difficulty meeting their basic needs in the community due to its many challenges.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

21 May 2018 description
report Start Network

by Laura-Louise Fairley

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread into the major north-western city of Mbandaka, only 50km from the border with Republic of the Congo, raising fears of a wider epidemic. The Start Fund has responded immediately, awarding £250,000 to Oxfam to undertake a rapid emergency intervention in this remote area of the DRC where they have a long-established presence and the trust of the local community. Oxfam will be responding as part of a wider government-led response to the outbreak.

21 May 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

17 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

04 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Pour informer la planification humanitaire, les Clusters Abris et Eau, Hygiène et Assanissement (EHA), en partenariat avec REACH, ont conduit une évaluation dans la province du Kasaï Central entre le 12 janvier et le 12 février 2018 visant à identifier les vulnérabilités et les besoins des ménages retournés et déplacés. Les données ont été collectées au niveau des aires de santé, avec deux informateurs clés (IC) interrogés par aire de santé.

04 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Pour informer la planification humanitaire, les Clusters Abris et Eau, Hygiène et Assanissement (EHA), en partenariat avec REACH, ont conduit une évaluation dans la province du Kasaï Central entre le 12 janvier et le 12 février 2018 visant à identifier les vulnérabilités et les besoins des ménages retournés et déplacés. Les données ont été collectées au niveau des aires de santé, avec deux informateurs clés (IC) interrogés par aire de santé.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

18 Apr 2018 description

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global gains in the fight against malaria could be reversed unless countries control the disease in conflict zones, where deaths and infections are rising, experts said on Tuesday.

The number of malaria cases worldwide increased in 2016 after 15 years of decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global leaders seek to reignite fight against deadly malaria

23 Mar 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a significant population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return to their homes as of late 2017.

21 Mar 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since August 2016, more than 1.3 million people have been displaced in the Great Kasai region, which currently hosts over a third of IDPs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Violence broke out after the killing of a community leader on 12 August 2016 and fighting between the national government and the local militia rapidly spread to neighbouring provinces. Today all the 5 Great Kasai provinces are declared level 3 emergency, UN’s highest level of emergency.