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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

Summary

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.

10 Jul 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Plagued by guerrilla violence that has lasted for more than 20 years, the Northern Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources but marked by extreme poverty, raids and violence. Girls in the region are often the first victims facing violence and exploitation. They become mothers even before they become adults, often as the result of sexual violence and assault. They are lonely, helpless and only slightly older than their children.

26 Jun 2017 description

by Kizito Makoye

Practical and affordable, solar energy is being deployed on a growing scale to provide essential services for refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East

DAR ES SALAAM, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

15 Jun 2017 description

by Kieran Guilbert | Thomson Reuters Foundation

DAKAR, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists behind an app designed to assist doctors document evidence of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo aim to go beyond obtaining justice for rape victims and collect data which could help secure prosecutions for war crimes.

01 Jun 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

By Stacy Jones

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries at two Salesian training and vocational centers in the city of Lubumbashi in the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo just completed water projects thanks to funding provided by Salesian Missions. Close to 4,000 youth, parents, Salesian staff, and community members will benefit from these water projects at the Salesian-run Kansebula St Jean Bosco Institute and Chem Chem Center.

25 May 2017 description

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic, where militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Two cases of the virus have been confirmed by the WHO in Congo's remote northeastern Bas-Uele province since early May. Four people have died so far among the 43 suspected and confirmed cases.

06 Apr 2017 description
report Maplecroft

The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, according to new research from risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.