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13 Apr 2018 description

Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.

13 Apr 2018 description

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.

18 Oct 2017 description
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Trócaire and its Caritas partners are supporting South Sudanese refugees who have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to escape persecution and hunger in their conflict-torn, drought hit country. Nelly Maonde, Trócaire Humanitarian Programme Advisor, reports on a recent visit to Biringi refugee camp in Ituri province, north east DRC.

02 Jun 2017 description

The term ‘localisation’ has become the buzzword of 2017, a subject that has taken on a new dimension due to the commitments made as part of the Grand Bargain1 agreed at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.

International actors are paying more attention to the role of local and national organisations while national actors want to play a bigger role in humanitarian response and be recognised as major players in first line response.

21 Oct 2016 description
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Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.

Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.

12 Oct 2015 description
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Posted by Eoghan Rice

At the moment she was elected Chief of her village, Dzve Tsolosi could look into the distance and see the bushes where she had once hidden in fear of her life.

She had been forced from her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), left with nothing and had lost six children to the conflict that raged all around her, but Dzve had rebuilt her life to the point where she was now the leader of the village she had once fled from.

It is a remarkable transformation led by a remarkable woman.

05 Jun 2015 description
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Sorcha Fennell reports on a recent visit to Trócaire-funded projects in Bunia in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

We are currently at a really important moment in the development of our programme in DRC, where we are focusing our work in Ituri, in the east of the country.

The ongoing conflicts in DRC have displaced 2.5 million people and estimates say that nearly seven million have died since the fighting broke out in 1998.

14 Feb 2013 description

Depuis plusieurs années la communauté internationale a essaye de stabiliser l'Est de la RDC, a un cout des milliards de dollars, mais cette paix durable continue de faire défaut. Les élections présidentielles et législatives de novembre 2011 étaient perçues comme étant peu crédibles et en ce qui concerne les élections provinciales et locales, elles ont été reportées indéfiniment. Peu de progrès ont été constatés quant aux réformes cruciales dans les secteurs de la justice, la sécurité, les affaires foncières et de la gouvernance.

14 Feb 2013 description

Goma, 14 February 2012 – For years the international community has attempted to help stabilise eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at the expense of billions of US dollars, yet sustainable peace remains elusive. Elections in November 2011 were widely seen as lacking credibility(1) and provincial and local elections have been delayed indefinitely.

14 Dec 2010 description

Summary

On Christmas Eve 2008 and over the following three weeks, 865 women, men and children were savagely beaten to death and hundreds more abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a remote corner in the north-east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in southern Sudan. The attack was a murderous backlash in response to Operation "Lightning Thunder", a military offensive launched some 10 days before against the LRA by Uganda, DRC and southern Sudan.

14 Dec 2010 description

Résumé

A la veille de Noël 2008 et pendant les trois semaines qui ont suivi, 865 hommes, femmes et enfants furent sauvagement battus à mort et des centaines d'autres enlevés par l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (connue sous son sigle anglais : la LRA) dans un coin reculé du nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Sud Soudan. L'attaque était une action de représailles contre l'opération « Eclair de Tonnerre », une offensive militaire lancée contre la LRA quelque 10 jours plus tôt par l'Ouganda, la RDC et le Sud Soudan.

22 Oct 2009 description

In June 2009, NGOs working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) produced a situation update on the European Union's response to urgent protection and assistance needs in the Eastern provinces of the country.

22 Oct 2009 description

En juin 2009, des ONG travaillant en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ont produit un rapport de situation sur la réponse de l'Union européenne (UE) aux besoins urgents de protection et d'assistance dans l'Est du pays.

10 Aug 2009 description

Le besoin de protection des civils devrait être le point prioritaire à l'ordre du jour de la visite de la secrétaire d'État américaine

(Goma) - Depuis le début des opérations militaires lancées en janvier 2009, le nombre de meurtres et d'actes brutaux de violence sexuelle contre les femmes, les filles, et également les hommes, a considérablement augmenté dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, a déclaré aujourd'hui la Congo Advocacy Coalition (Coalition pour le plaidoyer en faveur du Congo), un groupe de 88 organisations humanitaires et de défense des …

10 Aug 2009 description

Need to Protect Civilians Should Top the Agenda During Visit

(Goma, August 10, 2009) - Killings and brutal sexual violence against women, girls and also men have massively increased in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of military operations in January 2009, the Congo Advocacy Coalition, a group of 88 humanitarian and human rights organizations, said today.

21 Apr 2009 description
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Seven people killed and 255 houses burnt in rebel attacks in North Kivu, eastern Congo. The news to come from Caritas Congo yesterday was bleak, like it has been for months.

First there were stories of conflict and displacements and then came the stories of child soldiers and rapes. Even the brooding mass of Goma's volcano, which caused such mayhem in 2002, is reportedly getting more active by the day.

02 Nov 2008 description
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Trócaire has committed an initial €100,000 to the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where reports say over a quarter of a million people have been displaced due to conflict around the city of Goma in recent days.

Aid workers with Trócaire's partner organisation, Caritas, are in Goma providing emergency assistance, including shelter and relief materials, to some 15,000 displaced families .

30 Oct 2008 description
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Tens of thousands have fled their homes around the eastern Congolese city of Goma as fighting between rebels and government forces intensifies.

The current wave of violence highlights the complex nature of the conflict in eastern DRC; each blaming one another for the recent escalation of violence.

Laurent Nkunda, a renegade general of the Congolese Army and leader of the National Congress for the Defence of the Peoples (CNDP) accuses the Congolese Government army of not following through with commitments made in the peace agreement signed in January this year.

26 Nov 2007 description
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Trócaire believes in addressing the prevention of sexual and gender based violence though national and international advocacy on the root causes and contributing factors of GBV in the Congo. This approach allows Trocaire to exploit its core strengths - capacity in effective advocacy and lobbying, experience in the area, and its relationship with the Church and in particular the Caritas network of Catholic development organisations.

26 Nov 2007 description
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The use of rape as a weapon of warfare and tool of "ethnic cleansing", through forced pregnancy and as a means of propagating HIV to the "enemy" is synonymous with the Great Lakes region of Africa. Victims are exploited and violated by soldiers, militia, police, security officials, local leaders, fellow refugees and/or displaced persons, or members of the host community.