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17 Dec 2017 description


The multiple security threats facing northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are directly affecting land security, the impact of which is felt in unique and acute ways by women and other excluded groups in the area.

17 Dec 2017 description

DRC: Tensions with refugees are rising and the NGO response might be making it worse

Kennedy Tumutegyereize
East and Central Africa Programme Director

Driving through Dungu didn’t used to be risky. The small town in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over 1,000 km northeast of Kasai province, the current epicentre of conflict, and hundreds of kilometres from the often restive east.

But last week, our drive was interrupted by a group of young men. They told us the streets weren’t safe today; something was going to happen.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

29 Nov 2017 description
report The Global Fund

MADRID – The government of Spain today announced an agreement to waive debts owed by Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia in exchange for investments in domestic health programs supported by the Global Fund.

25 Nov 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if possible.

10 Nov 2017 description

Dans le cadre de l’accompagnement politique et technique que l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) apporte depuis plusieurs mois au processus électoral en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Son Excellence Madame Michaelle Jean a décidé de déployer une mission d’information et de contact de haut niveau dans ce pays.

02 Nov 2017 description

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people forced from their homes by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to their villages after months in hiding to find houses burned, health centres looted and nothing to eat, aid workers said on Wednesday.

Fighting between government forces and local militia has recently subsided in Congo's central Kasai region although violence rages on in other parts of the vast Central African country.

31 Oct 2017 description

Researchers found that the Ebola was significantly more likely to emerge in areas with surrounding forest loss

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

07 Oct 2017 description

A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.

03 Oct 2017 description

Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.

28 Sep 2017 description

La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean, est fortement préoccupée par les violences et les agissements graves dont fait état le rapport annuel sur la situation des droits de l’Homme en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), présenté le 26 septembre 2017 devant le Conseil des droits de l’Homme des Nations unies.

21 Sep 2017 description

Michaëlle Jean a participé le mercredi 20 septembre à la conférence "Financer le futur - Éducation 2030" organisée par l’UNICEF/UNESCO dans le cadre de la 72ème session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies à New-York.

15 Sep 2017 description

Summary of key findings

  • In 2016, 158 major attacks against aid operations occurred, in which 101 aid workers were killed, 98 wounded and 89 kidnapped. The number of attacks and victims increased only slightly from 2015.

  • For the second consecutive year, South Sudan was the most violent context for aid workers, reflecting the fracturing conflict and an atmosphere of impunity for armed actors.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network


Learning by doing is the best way to learn, so the Protection in Practice project builds local partner capacity by training, mentoring and co-implementing projects with them simultaneously. This means that vulnerable people are helped at the same time as strengthening capacity.

06 Sep 2017 description

by Emma Batha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 16:49 GMT

Thousands of people have been killed and 1.4 million uprooted in Kasai since the start of an insurrection in August 2016

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Massive aid is needed to help more than 1 million people caught up in a vicious conflict in central Congo, the head of Oxfam said on Tuesday, describing it as a "Cinderella crisis" that had been overlooked by the rest of the world.

30 Aug 2017 description
report MicroSoft, Pact

On Wednesday, Pact and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded partnership to address child labor in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new, three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining, and will build on the successful Watoto Inje ya Mungoti (Children Out of Mining) project.

17 Aug 2017 description

A project in northern Kenya aims to make refugees self-reliant through farming, while helping them integrate with the local community

By Benson Rioba

TURKANA, Kenya, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the simmering heat of the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in northwest Kenya, Augustine Murenzi brushes soil off a maturing watermelon in his small kitchen garden.

"My house is fully furnished from these," said the Rwandan refugee, explaining how he sells his surplus melons for income, before moving on to a patch of kale.

11 Aug 2017 description

Dans le cadre de renforcement de la coordination des interventions de lutte contre le VIH/Sida, le PNLS a mis en place en 2014, avec l’appui de l’OMS et sur un financement de PEPFAR, un cadre de concertation avec tous les partenaires Techniques et Financiers en vue d’échanger régulièrement et de discuter de tous les problèmes qui se posent dans la bonne marche des activités. Ces réunions s’inscrivent dans le mandat du PNLS en accord avec l’Ordonnance-Loi du Président de la République du 18/03/2011(1) fixant le Cadre Institutionnel de la lutte contre le Sida en RDC.