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- UNHCR DR Congo Factsheet, 30 September 2017 EN/FR
- OCHA: Nord-Kivu : Note d’informations humanitaires du 16 Oct 2017)
- IOM Emergency Operations and Humanitarian Coordination Situation Report, September 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Appel Éclair: Plan de Réponse D’urgence Avril 2017
- Aperçu des besoins humanitaires 2017
- Plan de Réponse Humanitaire, Janvier 2017 - Décembre 2019
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal Jan - Dec 2017
- Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP): Jan–Dec 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2014
- DR Congo: Cholera and Measles Outbreaks - Jan 2013
- DR Congo: Floods - Oct 2012
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2012
By Stépha Rouichi, Advocacy Manager for CARE DRC
Depuis plus d’un an, une crise humanitaire majeure se déroule dans la province du Kasaï en République démocratique du Congo : déplacements de population, pénurie de nourriture et manque d’accès aux soins de santé. « Pourtant, c’est une urgence dont personne ne parle », alertent nos équipes sur place. CARE va aider 225 000 personnes au cours des prochaines semaines.
« Des habitations, des écoles et des centres de santé ont été détruits. »
By: Aaron Brent
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most challenging places to deliver aid. Not just because of the brutal conflicts that have been raging for decades, most recently in the provinces of Kasai. It is also a huge logistical undertaking to reach affected areas in a country that is the size of Western Europe yet has very few paved roads.
Of the 225 million women with unmet need for family planning, many live in areas affected by conflict or natural disasters. Delivering family planning services in these settings is critical to ensuring countries meet their FP2020 goals, as well as to fulfilling the sexual and reproductive health rights of the more than 32 million women and girls in need of humanitarian aid.
This briefing paper puts forward CARE’s key messages and policy asks towards ensuring universal access to family planning in crisis-affected settings.
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.
October 12, Brussels – Multi-sectoral experts will meet in Brussels today to discuss the urgent issue of gender-based violence that is prevalent worldwide, and gets particularly worse in conflict and among displaced populations. For example, in camps and host communities, lack of security and inadequate protection leave women and girls vulnerable to rape and harassment. Women and girls are disproportionately more affected than men in times of crisis.
Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a regional drought emergency triggered by El Nino, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE.
In a statement this week, SADC Council has approved a ‘Declaration of the Regional Drought Disaster’. Approximately 28-30 million people in Southern Africa now face severe levels of hunger and food insecurity. If no action is taken, that number could rise quickly to 49 million.
How a school curriculum-based approach can work
In June and July (2015) Alies Rijper carried out a qualitative research in Lubero, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, to evaluate the effects of the mutual reinforcement approach adopted by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) and its local partners in the Pamoja-programme.
02 December 2014
Dear Special Envoy,
Following your visit to Goma, DRC, the non-governmental organizations signatory to this letter welcome you to your post, and expresses support of your mission in DRC. As organizations operational in the Kivus, we recognize the challenges in front of you and look forward to working with you and your office towards ensuring effective humanitarian assistance to those in need, whilst addressing key structural and longer-term needs to enable the effective transition from conflict to stability, and to sustainable development.
The humanitarian situation for communities in eastern DRC remains precarious, with wide-spread displacement and many unable to access basic services. With needs so great, the urgency to provide assistance is clear. However, it must be delivered in accordance with humanitarian principles, in particular neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.
Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins
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CARE warns that thousands are still at risk despite recent military victory over one of the main armed groups in the east of the country
DRC, Uganda (5 November, 2013): CARE calls for the continued protection of civilians in DRC, and warns that the UN-supported Congolese army’s declared victory today over one of the main armed groups in the east of the country does not mean an end to a ruthless conflict that has been raging on for decades, with thousands still being at risk. Only last week’s violence forced an estimate of 10,000 people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.
CARE s'inquiète de la sécurité des populations civiles et des personnes déplacées dans et autour de Goma, suite à la récente escalade de violences entre militaires congolais et groupes armés.
Written by Yawo Douvon, CARE Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Rose Vive Lobo, 42 years, is married with seven children. Since 2010, she has been working as a project manager for socio-economic reintegration with CARE DRC, in Goma. Together with her team, she supports survivors of sexual violence. This enables women who have gone through traumatic and debilitating experiences to regain their place in the community and earn a living. Rose describes life in the Eastern Congolese town of Goma and her work of a humanitarian aid worker.
March 25, 2013: As William Hague and Angelina Jolie visit CARE International’s work in DRC with survivors of sexual violence in conflict, CARE warns that Hague’s proposals to increase prosecutions will fail unless survivors’ needs come first.
For the first time in the G8’s history, the issue of sexual violence against women will be discussed by the Foreign Ministers at their official meeting in London on April 11.