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08 Mar 2016 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Women make up 70% of people living in poverty in rural areas. Although they play a key role for sustainable development and fighting hunger.

Gender equality is a recognised human right. However, millions of women are still disadvantaged and suffer discrimination and poverty. They are often being under-estimated or even suppressed. Welthungerhilfe gives women strength and supports them in demanding their rights themselves. Goals can only be reached together – both men and women benefit from Welthungerhilfe's work.

27 Nov 2012 description
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Bonn, 27.11.2012. Welthungerhilfe is preparing supplies for more than 3,000 refugee families in the vicinity of Goma. In Muganga III, which is currently the largest refugee camp, conditions are abysmal as there are too few latrines and not enough space for the arriving refugees. The current fighting between rebel group M23 and the government troops have displaced approximately 140,000 people in the region. Due to the military conflict and the tense security situation, it is currently very difficult to gain access to the refugees.

09 Jun 2011 description
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(9.6.2011) The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence, a coalition of 47 international and Congolese organizations said today. The coalition said the UN mission, in its current form, is insufficiently prepared to respond to many challenges posed by ongoing violence from various groups, including in the eastern Kivu provinces, and upcoming presidential elections.

11 Oct 2010 description

Washington, D.C. -Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can causelifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

22 Apr 2009 description
report Welthungerhilfe

UN planes are safe to land again in Goma

As of today Welthungerhilfe is beginning with the reconstruction of the airport in Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A symbolic "ground-breaking ceremony" will inaugurate the three year construction phase which aims to restore the important airport in the Nord-Kivu province to being safe and accessible to aircraft of all sizes.

12 Oct 2007 description
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Berlin, 12th October 2007. Cuba and Peru in Latin America, Mozambique and Ghana in Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam in South Asia - these developing countries are all on the right path towards achieving the hunger-related Millennium Development Goals.

27 Jul 2007 description
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Congo - the situation one year after the election

Bonn, 27th july 2007 - One year after the first democratic elections in the Congo, fierce fighting continues to flare up in the eastern part of the country. "President Joseph Kabila's central government has failed to control the troubled provinces," says Georg Dörken, Desk Officer for Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) for the Congo in Bonn. The Congolese went to the polls on 30th July 2006 and the election was successfully watched over by the Eufor mission with the participation of the German Bundeswehr.

27 Oct 2006 description
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Bonn/Goma, 27.10.2006. Only days before the final ballot of presidential elections between incumbent Joseph Kabila and his challenger, Jean- Pierre Bemba, on Sunday, Welthungerhilfe is calling for the extension of the Eufor assignment until 30th November.

"The mission hasn t been completed yet, says Georg Dörken, Welthungerhilfe s programme manager in DR Congo. The duration of the operation can t be prescribed by a date alone. It should depend on the fulfilment of its goals. Soldiers should only be withdrawn once the government is formed and has established itself.

28 Jul 2006 description
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Bonn/Bunia, 28.07.2006 - On the eve of Sunday's elections in the DR Congo, the signs are that voting will be largely peaceful in the east of the country. R=FCdiger Sterz, who has been on the ground in Bunia since 2002 as the project manager for Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action), reports that, "The population is showing a mixture of hope and confidence," And, he explains, "For many people here it is the first time in their lives that they have been allowed to vote."

17 May 2006 description
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Bonn, 17.05.2006 - Responding to the latest cabinet decision in Berlin on Germany's military deployment plans for the DR Congo, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) has pointed out that one of the country's most endangered regions has been overlooked.

24 Mar 2006 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Various provincial parliamentary elections and the presidential election are due to take place this year in the Congo. The exact date has not yet been fixed, but voters will probably go to the ballots in mid-June. The new constitution, which finally came into force in mid-February, has set a June 30th deadline.

14 Feb 2006 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Bonn, 14 February 2006. As consultations take place in Brussels on a military mission to ensure democratic elections in Congo, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) is calling for strong EU support for the UN troops deployed in the country. "Congo is as big as Western Europe; but with only around 16,000 UN peacekeepers there, the number of soldiers is roughly the same as in Liberia, a small country half the size of Germany," says Georg Dörken, Welthungerhilfe's project manager for Congo.

07 Mar 2005 description
report Welthungerhilfe

The security situation has deteriorated sharply for the civilian population living in the eastern Congolese province of Ituri since nine UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed more than a week ago.

26 Feb 2005 description
report Welthungerhilfe

26.02.2004 - Agro Action has warned that civil war could break out again in the eastern Congo. The situation is extremely tense in the eastern Congolese province of Ituri, which is rich in natural resources. Harassment of the civilian population has become commonplace in the provincial capital of Bunya, reports Marcus Sack, our project manager there.

24 Jan 2005 description
report Welthungerhilfe

The bloody fighting between the 16 different militias or so has broken out again in the last few weeks. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the region. Aid work in all three areas where German Agro Action is present is being curtailed considerably as a result. Our base in Masiri has been sacked and pillaged. Nevertheless we continue to provide aid to the refugees.

06 Feb 2004 description
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Bonn, 02/06/2004 - "Now the interim government under President Kabila has to intensify its efforts to bring about peace and find viable political solutions for the region," emphasises Marcus Sack, project manager of Agro Action in Bunia. Kabila is arriving in Berlin today on the first leg of his tour of Europe. He will be seeking aid in training police and military personnel as well as experts for the elections planned for next year from the German government.

15 Aug 2003 description
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Bonn, August 15, 2003 - German Agro Action and other international aid organisations expect a renewed outbreak of violence in the east Congolese province of Ituri. "The violence will escalate once again after the European rapid-deployment force led by the French withdraws," predicts Marcus Sack, Agro Action's project manager in the region.