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12 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 12 December 2017 – At least 400,000 children under five in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and could die in 2018 if they are not urgently reached with lifesaving health and nutrition interventions, UNICEF warned today. The dire situation has largely been caused by violence, mass displacement and reduced agricultural production over the past 18 months.

12 Dec 2017 description

On 6 October 2017, the Minister of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. From 28 September through 7 December 2017, 547 cases including 15 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.8%), have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. The initial outbreak period was from 28 September through 20 October. From 21 October through 4 November 2017 there were less than five cases reported each week. However, from 5 November 2017 an increase in the number of cases was observed with a total of 136 cases reported in the week beginning 26 November.

11 Dec 2017 description

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How have people’s livelihoods evolved recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Many observers are not too shy to come up with an answer to this question. All these voices ultimately refer to official data sources on people’s livelihoods in the DRC. In this paper we focus more in particular on survey data on the DRC. This paper reviews the available data from 8 national surveys implemented between 1995 and 2015, what caveats exist when analyzing them, and what livelihoods profiles have emerged in the literature so far.

11 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IASC activates a six-month systemwide L3 response in DRC

  • USUN Ambassador Nikki R. Haley travels to DRC to observe humanitarian conditions

  • Crisis-level food insecurity to persist through May 2018 in some conflictaffected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Dec 2017 description

2,482,790 *
Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 Nov (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

649,483 *
South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 November

278,965
Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs as of 31 October

Regional Highlights

11 Dec 2017 description

633 individuals, 121 households, were successfully relocated to Lóvua. They received tents and moved to their allocated plots. A total of 4,132 persons are currently living in Lóvua.
The Super Cereal and Super Cereal Plus programme is reinforced with nutrition education, including daily cooking demonstrations.
Refugees benefited from psychosocial support. Children attended group activities with sensory and cognitive stimulation, creativity, reward, and stress management.

KEY FIGURES

11 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of end of Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda
  • Influenza A H1N1 in Ghana
  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Dengue fever in Senegal
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Un rapport phare met en lumière les fractures numériques et se penche sur les débats actuels autour des incidences d’Internet et des réseaux sociaux sur la sécurité et le bien-être des enfants

Téléchargez des photos, vidéos et un exemplaire du rapport : http://uni.cf/2j2GvHC

11 Dec 2017 description
report European Union

11/12/2017 Communiqué de presse 774/17

Le 11 Décembre, le Conseil affaires étrangères a adopté des conclusions sur la République démocratique du Congo à la suite de l'annonce, le 5 novembre, d'un calendrier électoral.

Les conclusions soulignent qu'il est fondamental, en particulier pour la légitimité des institutions chargées de la transition, de garantir que la date de l'élection, fixée maintenant au 23 décembre 2018, soit respectée.

11 Dec 2017 description

Zambia’s Kenani transit centre now hosts more than 10,000 refugees. The number of refugees fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and being hosted at the Kenani transit centre in the north of Zambia has now passed the 10,000 mark since August this year.

Kenani is the Zambia’s largest refugee transit facility currently hosting 10,065 registered Congolese arrivals.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KASAI – Même si la paix est revenue dans de nombreux territoires de la région du Kasaï, les conséquences de la crise sur les enfants se font encore sentir aujourd’hui. Crispin est infirmier au centre nutritionnel de la zone de santé de Tshikaji, à une dizaine de kilomètres de Kananga. La zone a beaucoup souffert de la violence.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KASAI – Even if peace has returned in the many territories of the Kasai region, the consequences of the crisis on children is still felt today. Crispin is a nurse at the nutritional center of the Tshikaji health zone has suffered a lot from the violence.

Months without access to basic services
Crispin himself had to hide in a small room in his center when fierce fighting raged a couple meters from his center. When later, the center was occupied, he had to flee during three weeks. Today, peace has returned but “the population here continues to suffer“.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KASAI – For the last several weeks, a sense of hope has returned to Kanzala, on the outskirts of Tshikapa, capital of the Kasai Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children have made their way back to school thanks to a temporary school set up in UNICEF tents.

Temporary schools in Kasai
Deha Njeka is the principal of Kamajiba School in Kanzala. He is happy to be able to welcome his students back in good condition. He gets emotional when he talks about the incidents of 4 December 2017 and what followed.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KASAI – Depuis plusieurs semaines, l’espoir refait surface à Kanzala, dans la périphérie de Tshikapa, capitale de la Province du Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo. Les enfants ont retrouvé le chemin de l’école grâce à l’école temporaire sous des tentes de l’UNICEF.

Des écoles temporaires au Kasaï
Deha Njeka est directeur de l’école Kamajiba à Kanzala. Il est heureux de pouvoir à nouveau accueillir ses élèves dans de bonnes conditions. Il parle avec émotion des événements du 4 décembre 2017 et de ce qui suit.

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 décembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a appelé vendredi les Etats à contribuer à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars au Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) - un fonds de l'ONU qui soutient les opérations humanitaires de secours dans le monde.