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11 Jan 2018 description

"I feel so happy to see fellow girls getting skills to stand for themselves, to feed their families, and help their parents and neighbours"

By Pius Sawa

KYANGWALI, Uganda, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women who do not go to school.

11 Jan 2018 description

"The numbers are going up very quickly"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country but this is the worst in more than 20 years, said Didier Bompangue, government coordinator for the elimination of cholera.

10 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

27 Dec 2017 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018

BOGOTA, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a record $22.5 billion for humanitarian responses across the globe.

20 Dec 2017 description

by Emma Batha | @emmabatha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01 GMT

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was named the most neglected crisis of 2017 in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of aid agencies.

20 Dec 2017 description

by Emma Batha | @emmabatha | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:01 GMT

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of people on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and children facing unspeakable violence, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the most neglected crisis in 2017, according to a survey of aid agencies.

Overshadowed by the Syrian war and Rohingya refugee exodus from Myanmar, Congo barely made headlines despite horrific violence that has erupted in the centre of the vast country, they said.

17 Dec 2017 description

Summary

The multiple security threats facing northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are directly affecting land security, the impact of which is felt in unique and acute ways by women and other excluded groups in the area.

17 Dec 2017 description

DRC: Tensions with refugees are rising and the NGO response might be making it worse

Kennedy Tumutegyereize
East and Central Africa Programme Director

Driving through Dungu didn’t used to be risky. The small town in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over 1,000 km northeast of Kasai province, the current epicentre of conflict, and hundreds of kilometres from the often restive east.

But last week, our drive was interrupted by a group of young men. They told us the streets weren’t safe today; something was going to happen.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

29 Nov 2017 description
report The Global Fund

MADRID – The government of Spain today announced an agreement to waive debts owed by Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia in exchange for investments in domestic health programs supported by the Global Fund.

25 Nov 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

Father Eric Meert, a Belgian Salesian priest, is one of the leaders of the Opera Mamma Margherita program operating in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fr. Meert contacts local street children within the city offering them shelter, education and reunification with their families, if possible.

10 Nov 2017 description

Dans le cadre de l’accompagnement politique et technique que l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) apporte depuis plusieurs mois au processus électoral en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Son Excellence Madame Michaelle Jean a décidé de déployer une mission d’information et de contact de haut niveau dans ce pays.

02 Nov 2017 description

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people forced from their homes by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have returned to their villages after months in hiding to find houses burned, health centres looted and nothing to eat, aid workers said on Wednesday.

Fighting between government forces and local militia has recently subsided in Congo's central Kasai region although violence rages on in other parts of the vast Central African country.

31 Oct 2017 description

Researchers found that the Ebola was significantly more likely to emerge in areas with surrounding forest loss

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

07 Oct 2017 description

A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.

03 Oct 2017 description

Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.

28 Sep 2017 description

La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean, est fortement préoccupée par les violences et les agissements graves dont fait état le rapport annuel sur la situation des droits de l’Homme en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), présenté le 26 septembre 2017 devant le Conseil des droits de l’Homme des Nations unies.