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- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Briefing: Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï
- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- République Démocratique du Congo : Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - octobre 2018 à mai 2019
- Kasai, DRC: MSF treats 2600 survivors of sexual violence between May 2017 and September 2018
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 15
SCIAF’s Programme Officer Percy Patrick explains how the agency is addressing the holistic needs of sexual violence survivors in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Continued support is vital for their recovery from a devastatingly traumatic experience. However, it is essential that help is directed at rebuilding their shattered family, economic and community structures.
Health, dignity and hope have been restored for many sexual and domestic violence survivors in eastern DR Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi through a number of means:
On 1st December certificates were presented by the Provincial Minister of Health to fifteen doctors newly qualified to carry out advanced gynaecological and obstetric operations on rape victims in general hospitals throughout South Kivu. At the same ceremony specialist medical equipment was presented to each hospital by Bukavu Bureau Diocésain d'Oeuvres Médicales (BDOM).
3-year EU funded programme strengthens existing work
Sexual violence against civilians has become endemic in the Great Lakes region.