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31 Dec 2008 description

RESUME EXECUTIF

Contexte et justification de l'étude

La RDC a ratifié la Convention pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discriminations à l'égard de la femme en 1985 ainsi que la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en 1990. Elle dispose d'un Code de la famille depuis 1987 et d'une Constitution qui prône la primauté des droits humains. En outre, elle a adhéré aux recommandations des grandes Conférences africaines et mondiales sur les droits humains, dont celles du Sommet Mondial pour les Enfants.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Population Fund

Introduction

Entre 2003, l'année de la création de l'Initiative Conjointe de lutte contre les La guerre qu'a connu la RDC depuis 1996 a, en plus des morts qu'elle a occasionné, exacerbé le phénomène des violences sexuelles. Les principaux auteurs de ces actes étaient des hommes en uniforme durant cette période, particulièrement dans les zones en guerre.

31 Dec 2008 description

SUMMARY

Reporting Period: 01 November 2008 - 31 December 2008

Activities & Outputs Summary:

- Search and clearance of a total of 1,900 m2 of land through a combination of hand, electronic, and visual techniques

- Removal and destruction of a total of 853 hazardous items by the HMA teams - Destruction of 5,639 items of ammunition and 1,844 weapons by the CWMD teams(1)

- 23 Dangerous Areas identified

- 155 MRE sessions conducted targeting 41,598 beneficiaries

Key Activities:

In November and December 2008 MAG conducted two important assessment missions.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Operation USA

For nearly a decade the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ripped apart by a conflict that has taken the lives of over 5 million people. This deadly unrest has resulted in massive forced migrations, abductions, and child inductions while sexual violence against women has been taken to new and grotesque heights.

31 Dec 2008 description

1. SITUATION EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE

La situation épidémiologique, à ce jour, selon les données disponibles, se présente de la manière suivante:

- Nombre total des cas: 39 dont 27 de sexe féminin. Cas pédiatriques: 13. Cas adulte: 24.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Caritas

Isiro, le 31 décembre 2008 (caritasdev.cd): Dans un sos daté de mercredi 31 décembre 2008 et parvenu à caritasdev.cd, Mgr Julien Andovo Mbia plaide pour les victimes des attaques survenues à Faradje où l'on déplore plusieurs dizaines de tués parmi des civils de cette localité se trouvant dans son diocèse d'Isiro-Niangara.

31 Dec 2008 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST LRA LAUNCHED BY UGANDA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

THE CONGO AND SOUTH SUDAN

- HEPATITIS E EPIDEMIC IN NORTHERN UGANDA WANING, BUT ONCHOCERCIASIS BECOMING A

MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN

- GENERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION RESUMES IN NORTH KARAMOJA, SAVE IN KAABONG DISTRICT

II. SECURITY AND ACCESS

Security

The situation in northern Uganda remained stable and secure during the reporting period.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Logistics Cluster

"Delivering as One"

To enhance operational and cost efficiency humanitarian logistics services, the concept of a WFP-led inter-agency logistics platform was endorsed in early 2007 by the Logistics Cluster and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator. As an inter-agency service under the "Delivering as One" strategy, the platform has benefited from core funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Pooled Fund.

31 Dec 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets. MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Republic of Congo (RoC), Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan.

31 Dec 2008 description

POINT SAILLANT :

SANTE

Epidémie de choléra : 53 cas de choléra et 2 décès enregistrés à Lulimba, en territoire de Fizi, depuis l'apparition de cette maladie le 21 décembre 08. L'épidémie de choléra persiste à Minova, territoire de Kalehe et en territoire d'Uvira.

I. CONTEXTE

Ville de Bukavu

Recrudescence de la criminalité au chef lieu du Sud-Kivu : Des cas d'assassinat par arme à feu sont de plus en plus rapportés les deux derniers mois à Bukavu.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary Findings

- The total number of Internally Displaced People in the CEA region is 9.1 million in December 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - In the war-torn eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where heavy fighting between government and regional rebel forces has intensified over recent days causing the displacement of tens of thousands of people, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing to provide emergency non-food items, such as blankets, clothing items, and school supplies, to 3,578 families who fled to internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements outside the city of Goma.

Through this emergency intervention, ADRA will provide wool blankets to 2,600 …

31 Dec 2008 description

In the latest expansion of operations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner Caritas have completed the first round of emergency food distributions to 18,300 displaced people in and around Dungu in Orientale Province, near the Sudanese and Ugandan borders. The displaced are victims of recent attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

The situation in the area remains extremely volatile, with LRA elements attacking several communities, killing civilians, burning houses and abducting children and adults.

31 Dec 2008 description
report IRIN

KINSHASA, 31 décembre 2008 (IRIN) - Des dizaines de milliers de civils ont fui leurs villages dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à la suite d'attaques qui ont fait 189 morts et auraient été menées par l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur, un mouvement rebelle ougandais, selon le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

« Toute la population de Faradje [à 80 kilomètres de la frontière soudanaise], soit quelque 30 000 personnes, est partie.

31 Dec 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a three-year project to improve access to food for some 7,500 vulnerable households in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by increasing crop productivity and market access.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA, 31 December 2008 - The escalation of conflict and upheaval of people from their homes and shelters have led to further violations of children's and women's rights in eastern DRC, UNICEF said today. The children's agency warned that the situation is deteriorating, and urged the world not to turn a blind eye to the plight of children and women in the DRC.

Since fighting intensified in North Kivu in late August, humanitarian access has been limited and sporadic.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Radio Okapi

Est de la RDC | Armée | 31 Décembre 2008 à 10:06:24

En rapport avec la situation de conflit au Nord-Kivu, le Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP), accuse les Forces armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) de violer le cessez-le-feu. Il les incrimine aussi d'occuper les zones qu'il a évacuées autour de l'aéroport de Goma, jusqu'à une distance de 12 kilomètres.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Times of India

FREIBURG: A German aid group has said that Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has killed at least 400 people over Christmas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ugandan Army spokesman Paddy Ankunda backed up the report, saying the LRA had killed between 350 to 400 people in the past few days. The LRA began its rampage on Christmas Eve, killing civilians in two villages in the troubled African country.

On Dec 26, the LRA guerrillas massacred dozens of people in a church, according to Ugandan military sources and aid workers.

31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESUME EXECUTIF

Contexte et justification de l'étude

La RDC a ratifié la Convention pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discriminations à l'égard de la femme en 1985 ainsi que la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en 1990. Elle dispose d'un Code de la famille depuis 1987 et d'une Constitution qui prône la primauté des droits humains. En outre, elle a adhéré aux recommandations des grandes Conférences africaines et mondiales sur les droits humains, dont celles du Sommet Mondial pour les Enfants.