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Below-average Season A harvests likely in northern and eastern lowlands
North Kivu Head of Office Daniel Ruiz, and NKB Commander Brig Gen Hari B Pilla, have held a special Briefing with Journalists of North Kivu on 30 December 2016 in efforts to protect Civilians in North Kivu
Speaking to the Journalists the Briefing the head of Office said he thought it wise with the prevailing security situation in the North Kivu Province for military to brief/update the press on the activities of the North Kivu Brigade and FARDC on the efforts to neutralize the negative armed groups and other source.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:37 GMT
Scientific models predict climate change will bring increased rainfall to central Africa over course of this century
KINSHASA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Flooding this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless, authorities told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Project Overview and Management
Population of concern
- A total of 32,695 people of concern (as of November 30, 2016)
- USD 20,971,553 requested
By the end of 2016, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives.
The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history.
During this quarter the TDRP made significant strides in supporting planning for the next phase of the African Union DDR Program (DDRCP) and has also continued to provide technical and financial assistance at the country level in CAR, DRC, Mali and South Sudan. Knowledge management support has also been provided to Yemen. This report contains brief updates of work undertaken at country level over the last quarter and a more in depth profile is provided of our work with the African Union (AU).
THE IMPACT OF ARMED CONFLICT ON CHILDREN
Trends and developments: 2016
Despite some progress in certain country situations, increasingly complex conflicts have resulted in widespread violations against children with occurrences of 6 grave violations documented.1
In 2016, there were at least 4,000 verified grave violations by Government forces and over 11,500 by non-State armed groups. Many more violations remain unattributed.
Working and discussion papers
There are two areas where cash transfers could play a role in humanitarian assistance in Mozambique: in response to natural disasters and in support of the long-term refugee population. This working paper focuses on refugees.
In 2017, the situation in C.A.R. crisis countries remains extremely dire and WFP targets 1.8 million affected people in C.A.R., Cameroon, Chad, RoC and DRC crisis countries. To address lifesaving needs in these five countries, WFP urgently needs USD 44 million over the next six months, of which USD 25 million is for C.A.R. to ensure critical life-saving assistance to highly vulnerable people.
Lusenda, le 28 décembre 2016 - Au moment où certains s’apprêtent à passer les Fêtes de fin d’année en famille, d’autres, au contraire, vont les passer loin des leurs et même dans des camps de réfugiés : c’est pour leur témoigner la solidarité des Nations Unies en général, et celle du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) en particulier que sa Directrice régionale a effectué ce mercredi 28 décembre 2016 sa toute première visite de terrain à Lusenda et à l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo où elle est en fonction depuis le début de ce mois de …
The cycle of violence and unrest that Burundi has been experiencing since April 2015 has become protracted. An estimated 110,000 people are displaced and 325,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.1 Communities are experiencing the erosion of coping mechanisms, with chronically high levels of food and nutrition insecurity, as well as recurring flooding and displacement. The protection crisis is disproportionately affecting children, who make up approximately half of Burundi’s population.
Boma, le 29 décembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Une pluie diluvienne s’est abattue dans la nuit du lundi à mardi 27 décembre 2016 à Boma, dans la Province du Kongo Central, causant au moins 50 morts, selon le Gouverneur de cette Province, Jacques Mbadu, et d’immenses dégâts matériels et des pertes de vies humaines, rapportent les sources locales.
Africa Weather Hazards
Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.
Critical funding shortfall continue to hamper WFP’s capacity to address the needs and provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the C.A.R. crisis. For the next six months, WFP requires USD 50.5 million to procure food and set up cash-based transfers in the five affected countries.
The low funding level is negatively impacting WFP assistance and could lead to loss of lives, malnutrition and school drop outs. WFP was forced to reduce the rations distributed in the past months, to face this funding shortfall.