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17 Jan 2019 description

Bruxelles, le 16 janvier 2019

Alors que le nombre de personnes frappées par des crises humanitaires dans le monde ne cesse de grossir, l'UE a adopté pour 2019 un budget initial annuel pour l'aide humanitaire sans précédent, d'un montant de 1,6 milliard d'euros.

Entre conflits régionaux de longue durée au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique et incidence grandissante du changement climatique sur la planète, les crises humanitaires s'aggravent, tandis que les combats compromettent le bon acheminement de l'aide aux plus nécessiteux.

30 Dec 2018 description

As of 29 December there are 593 reported cases (545 confirmed and 48 probable). Vaccination activities were stopped in Goma, Beni, Butembo, Katwa, Komanda following demonstrations. The response to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak has been severely affected by prevailing situation in Beni and Butembo. Contact tracing and vaccination activities have been particularly disturbed, but also alerts notification and investigations and, in general, all community activities including community deaths investigations as well as safe and dignified burials. In Beni, the transit centre is still not …

30 Dec 2018 description

On 28 December, protests continued in eastern cities, in response to the decision to cancel voting in Beni, Butembo and Yumbi. In Goma, police fired tear gas during a standoff with protesters and demonstrators. In Beni, 8 health facilities (non-Ebola related) have been vandalised. On 29 December, the situation in Beni, Butembo and Goma cities was more quiet. On 29 December, Kinshasa remained calm although the police deployment has been visible in several parts of the city. Elections have started in the rest of the country, today Sunday 30 December.

28 Dec 2018 description
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description

The opposition coalition called for a ''ville morte'' to take place on 28 December, in protest against the decision to delay elections in the cities of Beni, Butembo (because of the Ebola epidemic and violence) and Yumbi (ethnic violence).

In Beni, protests against elections delay and barricades have occurred in different places in the city. WHO teams are not operating today. In Butembo the situation is calmer than in Beni and Ebola activities are ongoing.

04 Dec 2018 description


Despite a significant reduction in fighting, humanitarian needs remain very high and continue to increase.

2 183 028 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries

299 123 Refugees in South Sudan

1 965 059 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)

194 874 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs

21 Nov 2018 description

Ongoing conflicts in central and eastern Africa continue to displace thousands of people, a majority of whom are women and children. The displaced report horrific cases of sexual and gender-based violence which they face at home, while on the run and even in the places where they eventually find refuge. Sexual violence continues to be used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in South Sudan.

21 Nov 2018 description

EU response

• € 7,2 million additional funding for DG ECHO partners.

• Regular and ad hoc humanitarian 'ECHO Flight' services to Beni: 293 passengers and 28 ton freight in 40 flights as of 11 November.

• UN helicopter 100% financed by the Commission.

• Through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, Norway deployed a team who provided training in Goma on the use medical evacuation isolation shuttles (22-29 August). The request for assistance came from the World Health Organisation.

06 Nov 2018 description
  • At least 347,100 Congolese have returned from Angola since 1 October 2018, according to the 'Direction Générale de Migration' (DGM) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Caritas, which is monitoring the return on the ground, estimates an even higher number of returnees (half a million people). Angolan authorities had set an ultimatum to all persons with an irregular migrant status to leave the country within 15 days, classifying the operation as targeting illegal immigration and illegal exploitation of informal mines.