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09 Jul 2018 description
report Cordaid

Clarisse Mawaki (56) was close to death when she couldn’t afford AIDS medication any longer, back in 1999. Today she and her team of volunteers – all of them HIV positive – provide free ARVs to hundreds of patients in Kinshasa’s poorest quarters, with support from Cordaid and the Global Fund. Together they fight stigma and ignorance, and unclog overstretched health structures in the process. “This is not work, this is about our life.”

22 Jun 2018 description

OVERVIEW: APRIL REVISION

The South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2017 articulates the regional protection and humanitarian needs of an anticipated 2.13 million South Sudanese refugees by 31 December 2017. The RRRP outlines the inter-agency response strategy and financial requirements of 58 agencies responding across six countries of asylum: Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

DRC: 4 mobile units for active TB screening delivered to PNLT by Caritas Congo Asbl. Kinshasa, le 08 juin 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : Le Secrétaire Exécutif de la Caritas Congo Asbl, Mr Boniface Nakwagelewi ata Deagbo, a remis officiellement deux Unités mobiles de dépistage actif de la tuberculose au Directeur du programme national de Lutte contre la Tuberculose (PNLT). Cette sobre cérémonie a eu lieu mardi 05 juin 2018 au Laboratoire National de référence de Mycobactéries (LNRM) de ce programme du Ministère de la Santé Publique, à Kinshasa/Lingwala.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, June 8, 2018 (caritasdev.cd): The Executive Secretary of Caritas Congo Asbl, Mr Boniface Nakwagelewi ata Deagbo, officially handed over two mobile units for active TB screening to the Director of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (PNLT). This quiet ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 at the National Reference Laboratory of Mycobacteria (LNRM) of this program of the Ministry of Public Health, in Kinshasa / Lingwala.

17 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Refugees continue to arrive from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the reporting period, around 1,100 refugees from DRC arrived every week compared to 683 in March 2018. 5,095 new refugee arrivals from South Sudan came to Uganda in April compared to 6,397 received in March but slightly higher than 4,947 refugees received in February 2018.

• 82% of all new refugees in Uganda are women and children.

08 May 2018 description

Highlights
- Most of Southern Africa experienced erratic rainfall, delayed start of rainy season and extended midseason dry-spell from December to February which have wilted early planted crops in the region.
- In March 2018, significant rainfall was received in central and eastern parts of South Africa.

04 May 2018 description
  • 2,466,417: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 28 Feb (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)

  • 16,297: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in February, based on field reports as of 28 February

  • 287,375: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.8 million IDPs including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites

Regional Highlights

27 Apr 2018 description
report UNAIDS

OVERVIEW

Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free is a collaborative framework to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic among children, adolescents and young women by 2020. It builds on the successes achieved under the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) and brings additional focus to the HIV prevention and treatment needs of children and adolescents.

16 Apr 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Seven months after launching the catch-up plan in western and central Africa, progress on increasing the numbers of people on antiretroviral treatment continues to lag in the region. Many countries will not reach key targets by 2020 if the current systems remain unchanged.

"Overall we saw a 10% percent increase of people on treatment, which is not enough," said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. "Now, there is even more a sense of urgency."

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

30 Mar 2018 description

JOSEPH TABUNG BANAH

Walungu, le 23 mars 2018 – Walungu est une localité située à des dizaines de kilomètres de la ville de Bukavu, dans la province du Sud-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). L'activité principale de la population dans cette région montagneuse est l'agriculture. Ils travaillent la terre pour nourrir la population affamée dans la ville de Bukavu et ailleurs dans le pays.

29 Mar 2018 description
report UNAIDS

“Right now, I just want to go to a country where there is peace,” says a young student who fled the conflict in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His new home is Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Area in the Hoima District of Uganda—the place that will give him a chance to fulfil his dream of a peaceful life.

29 Mar 2018 description
report UNAIDS

“Right now, I just want to go to a country where there is peace,” says a young student who fled the conflict in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His new home is Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Area in the Hoima District of Uganda—the place that will give him a chance to fulfil his dream of a peaceful life.

28 Mar 2018 description

2,446,218* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Jan (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)

19,064* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in January, based on field reports as of 31 January

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Jan

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.63 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees, South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

25 Mar 2018 description

A l'occasion de la cérémonie commémorative de la Journée mondiale contre la tuberculose ce 24 mars 2018, la Première Dame de la RDC, Mme Olive Lembe Kabila a lancé l'appel pour "la recherche active des cas manquants de TB dans le pays"

KINSHASA, 24 MARS 2018.

Menu: voici ce dont vous avez besoin de savoir à propos de la commémoration de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre la tuberculose en RDC.

Thème retenu pour la RDC: "Ne laissez personne de côté. Recherchons activement les cas de tuberculose partout où ils se trouvent."

21 Mar 2018 description

They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy and HIV, being safe from male aggression, living and loving in peace and harmony, and having a better future than their parents.

16 Mar 2018 description

INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS

This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

13 Mar 2018 description

Depuis plus de quarante ans, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie : principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d’épidémies, de pandémies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d’exclusion des soins.