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13 Aug 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Kakuma was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built.

08 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including the Greater Equatoria region (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria states). Many areas in the Greater Equatoria region are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

03 Aug 2018 description

On 1 August, a new Ebola Virus outbreak was declared in Mabalako health zone, Beni territory, Nord Kivu, when four samples collected from patients suffering from an ‘unknown disease’ tested positive for the virus. So far, 33 cases including 20 deaths (CFR: 60.6%) have been reported, though the latest official press release states 26 cases and 20 deaths as of 28 July. The declaration of this outbreak followed detection of a significant cluster of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever in July in Nord Kivu.

03 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

By the end of 2017, Uganda had made history. Uganda had grown to be among the largest refugee hosting countries in the world with reportedly over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety from within its borders. To date, the vast majority of the arrivals are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan, yet substantial numbers of people have arrived from countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

26 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

  1. Bolster evidence-based humanitarian programming and service delivery throughout Arua Municipality by providing data on urban refugee populations and humanitarian needs, as well as those of local host communities.

  2. Contribute to the global AGORA area-based toolbox by creating a comparative framework to assess whether information derived from the social network analysis and key informant methodology is sufficiently comparable to results from traditional, more time consuming, household surveys.

26 Jul 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Western Equatoria State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

26 Jul 2018 description

By Inna Lazareva

YAOUNDE, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo may have declared an end to its ninth outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus since 1976, but health experts are already plotting ways to beat the next flare-up.

From vaccines to apps, myth busting to health training, officials are looking at myriad options to better prepare the nation for what many fear is its inevitable future.

19 Jul 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

28 Jun 2018 description

1,149 cholera cases (including 92 deaths) have been reported in Kasai Oriental, Sankuru, and Lomami provinces since February, with the outbreak intensifying since June, with over 270 cases reported. This is the second cholera outbreak in Greater Kasai region since the crisis first erupted in August 2016. Kasai was cholera-free since 2004, and these outbreaks are a significant indication of a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Poor WASH and health infrastructure within the context of ongoing insecurity and displacement is exacerbating the fairly quick spread of the disease.

02 Jun 2018 description

Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million

By Serena Chaudhry

LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing South Sudan in Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million, a top regional United Nations official said on Friday.

28 May 2018 description

A l’invitation de la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), une mission d’audit du fichier électoral a été dépêchée par l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie à Kinshasa, du 6 au 25 mai 2018. Cette mission s’inscrit dans une démarche de suivi et d’évaluation régulière des opérations d’enrôlement, engagées depuis 2015 avec l’appui de l’OIF.

24 May 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries in Mont Ngafula, a municipality of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have launched a new project to help women of the parish start small agricultural activities that generate income. The small town of Mont Ngafula is isolated because there is no roadway that connects it to the city. This causes some of the economic challenges. There is also a lack of water and electricity and few jobs for the residents. Families have difficulty meeting their basic needs in the community due to its many challenges.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

21 May 2018 description
report Start Network

by Laura-Louise Fairley

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread into the major north-western city of Mbandaka, only 50km from the border with Republic of the Congo, raising fears of a wider epidemic. The Start Fund has responded immediately, awarding £250,000 to Oxfam to undertake a rapid emergency intervention in this remote area of the DRC where they have a long-established presence and the trust of the local community. Oxfam will be responding as part of a wider government-led response to the outbreak.

21 May 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

17 May 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

04 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Pour informer la planification humanitaire, les Clusters Abris et Eau, Hygiène et Assanissement (EHA), en partenariat avec REACH, ont conduit une évaluation dans la province du Kasaï Central entre le 12 janvier et le 12 février 2018 visant à identifier les vulnérabilités et les besoins des ménages retournés et déplacés. Les données ont été collectées au niveau des aires de santé, avec deux informateurs clés (IC) interrogés par aire de santé.