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Goma, 14 août 2017 - Mercy Corps, dans le cadre du consortium RRMP avec DRC et Medair, et grâce à l’appui financier de l’UNICEF et de ses bailleurs de fonds (dont les Fonds humanitaire de la RDC, le Gouvernement Suédois, USAID, UKaid, l’Union Européenne, le Japon et le Canada), répond aux besoins essentiels et urgents de plus de 12 500 personnes vulnérables déplacées internes et leurs familles d’accueil affectées par les conflits dans le groupement Bashali-Mokoto, en territoire de Masisi.
DEPLACEMENTS DE POPULATIONS AVEC UN RETOUR INCERTAIN
In the rainforests of Beni Territory, families face life-threatening challenges—conflict, forced displacement, and outbreaks of disease. Medair supports 12 health facilities in the region; without them, tens of thousands of people would have no viable way to receive medical care.
Bisika Sadiki never believed this day would come. He had lived his whole life in the isolated village of Limangi, home to 6,000 people, tucked deep in the jungle of North Kivu, DR Congo.
If anyone wanted to get anywhere in Limangi, they needed to hike down a steep and muddy jungle path for 90 minutes to reach the nearest town of Kibua. Yet that’s the only way they could buy food or be treated at hospital. “It has always been a problem for us to get our sick patients to hospital,” said Bisika. “We carry them down on our backs.”
Nzia Mowavinga will never forget the day the rebels came to her village.
“I was in the village when the attack happened. It was market day, and my whole family was there,” Nzia, 28, remembers. “I didn’t see the rebels, but I heard shooting. As soon as I heard the shooting, I grabbed my two children and ran.”
She was nine months pregnant at the time.
Alphonsine has lived in Lubiriha, North Kivu, for her entire life. She has seen the town grow and change over the years, but one thing has always stayed the same. Alphonsine has never had access to water that is safe to drink.
“We have always had water here, but it isn’t safe water,” she says. “I have six children, and one of them is always sick. My youngest has had malaria and diarrhoea, and she is malnourished.”
Lausanne, Switzerland. April 19, 2016
After almost a year of road rehabilitation work carried out by emergency relief and recovery organisation Medair, the remote village of Limangi, in conflict-affected North Kivu province, will be accessible by road for the first time ever on April 20, 2016. Until now Limangi has only been accessible by a jungle path. It takes an hour and a half of walking from the nearest town to reach the village.
When Eka heard that Medair wanted to build bridges to make her village easier to reach, she didn’t believe it. “We thought it was a joke!” said the mother of three. “Then we saw that you were serious and came to sign up to work.”
Four years ago, a Medair team flew into the forested Ango region of northeastern D.R. Congo and found thousands of families displaced after vicious attacks by armed militia. Many families lived in Ango town, where local residents suffered because of a lack of access to health care, safe water, and food. People had received virtually no humanitarian aid, not because their needs weren’t urgent, but because they were so hard to reach.
It is with great sadness that relief organisation Medair has learned of the death of Jean Louis Mboliuloko, a community member contracted to work as a stock keeper for Medair. Jean Louis, aged 36, was killed while off duty on 12 August 2014 when presumed members from the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked his village on the road between Api and Bili. His three children were kidnapped by the group and their whereabouts are now unknown.
The tragic death of Jean Louis was not linked in any way to his activities with Medair.
In the D.R. Congo, the northeastern districts of Haut Uélé and Bas Uélé are highly underdeveloped and suffer chronic poverty. Ongoing conflict and insecurity in the region means that large groups of people are frequently forced to flee their homes.
Although organised violence has decreased somewhat in recent years, it remains a threat and people continue to live in fear. Many people are starting to resettle, but remain ready to flee at a moment’s notice should violence erupt again.
Frequent attacks in D.R. Congo’s North Kivu province have displaced more than 1.1 million people and made it a dangerous place for civilians and humanitarian agencies alike. After carefully assessing the risks, Medair is providing support to 39 health clinics in the region so that displaced families can access the medical care they need during this traumatic ordeal.
Objectif de la mission :
Evaluer la situation sécuritaire sur l’axe Bunia – Bukiringi
Apporter les médicaments essentiels au Centre de Santé de Bukiringi
Evaluer la situation sanitaire au Centre de santé de Bukiringi
Rencontrer le médecin chef de zone de Gety
Déroulement de la mission :
Parti de Bunia le mercredi 14 mars, à 7h20 dans un convoi de 3 land cruisers, nous sommes arrivée à Aveba à 9h10. Après 15 minutes de briefing sécuritaire à la base de la MONUSCO Aveba, nous avons pris la direction de Bukiringi sans rencontrer un moindre problème.
On International Women’s Day, read about Medair’s efforts to support and uplift traumatised women in D.R. Congo.
“It happened on a Wednesday morning while I was on my way to the farm,” says 23-year-old Marie , her voice trembling. “I had a strange feeling that I was being followed. Soon after, a man appeared in front of me with a big knife the size of my arm.”
Medair trains local health practitioners in obstetric and maternal care to reduce the risk of complications during childbirth.
Marie Ndubo has been delivering babies for more than 40 years. The 68-year-old widow, now an assistant midwife, began her career as a “traditional birth attendant” when she was barely 20, shadowing her mother, also a birth attendant.
Medair brings aid to desperate people in a forgotten region of D.R. Congo.
Until last September, 22-year-old Tanda lived contentedly with his parents and three brothers in the village of Asa/Suduki. A hard-working student, schoolwork was his main focus and concern. And then everything changed.
Published on 8 February 2011
Armed militia are terrorising residents and looting villages in Ituri district, displacing tens of thousands of residents and leaving them in urgent need of assistance.
On 1 February 2011, Mr. Fidele Sarassoro, the Humanitarian Coordinator (H.C.) and Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary General (DSRSG) for D.R. Congo, led a delegation of senior United Nations officials, INGO representatives, and Congolese protection forces on an official visit to conflict-affected Bukiringi in southern Ituri region, Province Orientale.
Published on 31 January 2011
Twenty million people suffer from malaria in D.R. Congo. Susana is one of them.
Susana woke up in sudden pain. Pregnant with her eighth child, she knew that something was terribly wrong. But it wasn't the baby, it was her.
"I had a very bad headache, a fever, and my whole body was shaking," said 28-year-old Susana Akemani, who lives near the town of Isiro in D.R. Congo (DRC). "I knew immediately that I had malaria."
Malaria is no stranger to families in remote northeastern DRC.
Ecublens - Over the past six years, Medair responded to sudden emergencies while also strengthening our rehabilitation work to make a long-lasting impact on vulnerable communities. Our teams worked in Afghanistan, Angola, D.R. Congo, Indonesia, Iran, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Medair was on-the-ground in Sri Lanka within 24 hours of the deadly Asian tsunami, and operational in five days. We worked in a neglected fishing village to secure safe drinking water and provide temporary shelters for the most vulnerable.
D.R. Congo - Almost one year has passed since the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) began attacking villages in northeast D.R. Congo, and the crisis shows no signs of ending, with more than 250,000 people currently displaced from their homes.
"The LRA rebels attacked our village on the 17th of September," says 18-year-old Marie Dawilegu. "I remember that the children ran frightened out of the schools. Everybody started running, as we all feared the cruelty of the LRA."
So begins the story of Marie Dawilegu, who has become one of D.R.
D.R. Congo - International NGO Medair has initiated a swift response to contain an outbreak of bloody diarrhoea in two health zones in Dungu territory.
In Amadi, one of the villages hit by the outbreak, seven people have died from bloody diarrhoea, with another 286 sick. Amadi is a two-day journey from Medair's base in Isiro.
Upon receiving the news, Medair responded immediately, packing medical supplies into boxes for emergency transport. "We sent 350 kilograms of supplies the next morning," said Guillaume Lemer, Logistics Manager.