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23 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The ETC Coordinator has left D.R.C. on 19 January 2018 and a new coordinator will be confirmed soon.

  • A funding application has been made to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to further upgrade security telecommunications in Kasai, Sud-Kivu and Tanganyika provinces and will be forwarded to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York for final approval.

Situation Overview

17 Jan 2018 description

Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le temps presse pour sauver des centaines de milliers de vies en République démocratique du Congo.

17 Jan 2018 description

KINSHASA – In a stark warning, three UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) – say time is running out to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

11 Jan 2018 description

KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible.

Some 130,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees in camps in Rwanda rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs. They receive from WFP either monthly food distributions or cash transfers so that they can buy food in local markets.

04 Jan 2018 description

Des milliers de personnes, victimes des conflits au Sud Kivu se trouvent dans des zones souvent inaccessibles. Certaines zones comme Shabunda ne sont accessibles que par voie aérienne. En réponse à cette problématique, l’ONG Handicap International à travers son projet d’Equipes Mobiles d’Intervention Rapide (EMIR), intervient sur les points les plus chauds qui ralentissent voire bloquent l’acheminement de l’aide humanitaire.

28 Dec 2017 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety and environmental risks. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), internally displaced populations are facing severe challenges related to the lack of access to cooking fuel. Most households depend largely on firewood and charcoal for domestic energy needs, including cooking.

20 Dec 2017 description

Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo