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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 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.

31 Dec 2008 description

Khartoum

Resettlement

As one of the three durable solutions for refugees, resettlement is often used when the other options - voluntary repatriation and local integration - are not available. UNHCR Khartoum has been working with resettlement countries to provide this option to refugees in Sudan, particularly those with specific needs.

There are criteria defined by resettlement countries and UNHCR for a refugee to be considered for this option.

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

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

Executive Summary

In response to the dramatic rise of global food prices since 2007, WFP has been providing funding and technical support to WFP staff and partners to assess the impact of higher prices and structural vulnerabilities and a growing and 'new face of hunger'.

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

Vulnérables et victimes - Kabare après la tourmente.

<<Ca ne pourrait être qu'une joie ! Je sauterais même au dessus de la maison ». Comme pour Rugusha Badesire Emmanuel, tel est l'espoir que pourrait représenter le nouveau projet lancé par le HCR Sud-Kivu. Il s'agit d'un projet d'appui à la construction d'un abri pour 400 familles retournées dans le territoire de Kabare.

31 Dec 2008 description

Les principales activités du HCR Burundi

1. Le rapatriement et la réintégration des réfugiés burundais.

2. Protection et assistance de 28 143* réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile, dont 17 086* Congolais installés dans les camps de Gihinga (Mwaro), de Gasorwe (Muyinga) et de Musasa (Ngozi), et 230* Rwandais dans le camp de Giharo (Rutana).

31 Dec 2008 description

UNHCR Burundi main operational activities

1. Repatriation and reintegration of Burundian refugees.

2. Assistance and protection of 28,143* refugees and asylum seekers, including 17,086* Congolese living in Gihinga (Mwaro), Gasorwe (Muyinga), Musasa (Ngozi) refugee camps, and 230* Rwandans living in Giharo (Rutana) refugee camp. UNHCR Burundi provides protection and some assistance to as many as 10,825* urban refugees and asylum seekers, of which approximately 99 % are Congolese (DRC).

* Provisional figure under revision.

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

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.