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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.

16 Mar 2018 description

Intercommunal violence between Lendu and Hema communities since December has internally displaced over 100,000 people and led to a severe humanitarian crisis. In a conflict where civilians are being directly targeted, protection of the affected population is a major concern. Thousands of houses have been burned down and livelihood activities, including agriculture, have been disrupted, resulting in significant needs for shelter and food assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

26 Feb 2018 description

Contexte et environnement

• Avec l’éclatement de la crise kasaïenne et la dégradation de la crise au Sud-Kivu et Tanganyika, la RDC abrite désormais plus de 4 millions des personnes déplacées.

• Pour faire face à une situation d’une longueur et d’une complexité sans précédent, le IASC a déclaré une urgence de niveau L3 en oct. 2017 pour les 5 provinces du grand Kasaï, le Tanganyika et le Sud-Kivu.

08 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Uganda currently hosts almost 1.4 million refugees, with more than 1 million who fled South Sudan. Beyond this massive displacement into northern Uganda, many settlements in the southwestern part of the country are also seeing steady influxes of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda, and elsewhere. While the refugee response faced a 348.7 million USD budget shortfall in 2017, humanitarian actors need to have a better understanding of needs and gaps across Uganda, in order to prioritize the limited funding available.

31 Jan 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center opened in 2014, in the city of Bukavu 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. Shortly after the inception of the Don Bosco Center, a Salesian school was opened on the premises which serves the local population.

23 Jan 2018 description

La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean exprime sa très vive préoccupation face à la situation qui prévaut en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Elle condamne avec fermeté les violences policières qui ont causé, le 21 janvier, lors des marches pacifiques du Comité laïc de coordination, plusieurs morts et blessés et qui ont donné lieu à de nombreuses arrestations.

11 Jan 2018 description

"I feel so happy to see fellow girls getting skills to stand for themselves, to feed their families, and help their parents and neighbours"

By Pius Sawa

KYANGWALI, Uganda, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women who do not go to school.

11 Jan 2018 description

"The numbers are going up very quickly"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country but this is the worst in more than 20 years, said Didier Bompangue, government coordinator for the elimination of cholera.

10 Jan 2018 description


On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

27 Dec 2017 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018

BOGOTA, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a record $22.5 billion for humanitarian responses across the globe.

20 Dec 2017 description

by Emma Batha | @emmabatha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01 GMT

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was named the most neglected crisis of 2017 in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of aid agencies.

20 Dec 2017 description

by Emma Batha | @emmabatha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01 GMT

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and children facing unspeakable violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the most neglected crisis in 2017, according to a survey of aid agencies.

Overshadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar, Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the centre of the vast country, they said.

06 Dec 2017 description

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