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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.

13 Oct 2009 description

Enhanced Protection Urgently Needed Due to Disastrous Toll on Civilian Populations

(Goma, October 13, 2009) - The Congolese government's military operation in eastern Congo, Kimia II, backed by United Nations peacekeepers and aimed at neutralizing the threat from a Rwandan Hutu militia group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), has resulted in an unacceptable cost for the civilian population, said 84 humanitarian and human rights groups in the Congo Advocacy Coalition today.

The coalition urged diplomats and UN officials, who are due to meet in Washington, …

13 Oct 2009 description

Il faut renforcer de toute urgence la protection des populations civiles durement touchées

(Goma) - L'opération militaire Kimia II menée par le gouvernement congolais dans l'Est du Congo, appuyée par les soldats du maintien de la paix des Nations Unies et visant à contrer les Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR, milices hutues rwandaises), a entraîné un coût inacceptable pour la population civile, ont déclaré aujourd'hui 84 groupes d'aide humanitaire et de défense des droits humains constituant la Congo Advocacy Coalition.

La coalition a exhorté les …

15 Sep 2009 description

Together with local and international partners, Johanniter deliver medicine and food to affected people in Goma and surrounding areas.

Ongoing armed conflicts between rebel groups and the Congolese Army cause suffering among the civilian population in the province of Northern Kivu. As a result of continuous violence, over one million people have left their villages in the past few years. In September 2008 alone, approximately 252,000 fled from violent altercations. "The Democratic Republic of the Congo is heading towards a major humanitarian crisis.

05 Sep 2009 description

The Johanniter International Assistance is increasing their effort to help people living in the provinces of North Kivu and Orientale in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The need for humanitarian aid there continues to be immense. The new project's goal is to offer medical aid and therapeutic food to health and nutrition centres. The project will be especially beneficial to particularly vulnerable segments of the population like children, pregnant women and displaced persons in Goma and Bunia.

06 Aug 2009 description

Berlin - In 2008, Johanniter mainly focused on providing medical care throughout 22 countries, and invested donations and subsidies in the amount of nine million Euros - half a million more than the previous year. Although, the share of donations has slightly decreased from 2007, subsidies from third-party donors, such as Germany's Foreign Office, have increased.