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16 Oct 2018 description

Alert is a quarterly magazine published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) that features compelling stories and photography from our work in the field. Below is an excerpt from MSF-USA Board President John P. Lawrence's introduction to the Fall 2018 issue (Vol 19. No. 3).

How we treat migrants and refugees making the journey from Central America to the United States has become a focus of public attention in this country and abroad.

16 Oct 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RDC en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 1er au 16 octobre 2018. Un second rapport sera publié aux environs du 31 octobre pour présenter une mise à jour.

Faits saillants

• Plus de 257 872 ressortissants congolais sont retournés de l’Angola entre le 1er et le 15 octobre 2018, dont quelques 75% en Territoire de Kamonia, province de Tshikapa.

16 Oct 2018 description
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Highlights

• The Uganda Ministry of Health and partners have intensified preparedness and response interventions following a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Tchomia health zone, near Lake Albert where the Democratic Republic of the Congo borders with Uganda.

• Over 2,200 reports and questions on Ebola were received via SMS from U-Reporters. Most U-Reporters confirmed that they had heard about Ebola through radio, television, community awareness campaigns and posters.

16 Oct 2018 description

15 million women, men and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are without enough food to eat, up from 7.7 million last year. Some people are even joining armed groups and going into prostitution as ways to find money for food. "We are witnessing emergency levels of hunger and malnutrition in every town and village where we respond," said Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in DR Congo. "The new figures on food insecurity in DR Congo are incredibly alarming."

15 Oct 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

15 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 654 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 926 arrivals and from last year’s 1,268 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 93, compared to 132 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

12 Oct 2018 description

DAVID FUNDI

Kinshasa – le 04 octobre 2018. Les femmes candidates pour les élections présidentielle et législatives du 23 décembre, vivant dans les milieux ruraux ont besoin des mesures spéciales de sécurité, de renforcement de capacités et d’accompagnement en vue de mieux effectuer leurs campagnes et d’accéder aux populations électrices sur terrain.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has continued to provide asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. As of June 2018, approximately 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers had sought shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 1 million South Sudanese and over 288,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

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New York, 10 October 2018 - Commending the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad as a symbol of the resilience of the victims of ISIL/Da’esh crimes, the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for Da’esh / ISIL crimes (UNITAD), Mr. Karim Khan, said her bravery and selfless sacrifice will serve as further impetus for his Team’s work in supporting the Government of Iraq to hold those responsible to account.

10 Oct 2018 description
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Highlights

• A total of 12,979 children (6,779 boys; 6,200 girls) accessed critical protection services, including temporary emergency shelter, psychosocial support, release from detention, family tracing and reunification, medical support, as well as access to education and reintegration opportunities.

• Since the beginning of the year, 37,786 children with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted and treated in 418 health facilities supported by UNICEF.

10 Oct 2018 description

L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, le HCR, redouble d’efforts pour que les populations réfugiées et déplacées de la RDC aient accès à un appui monétaire pour répondre à leurs besoins, et renforcer leur autonomie.

10 Oct 2018 description

SY KOUMBO S. GALI

Les représentantes des femmes des différentes associations féminines de Beni, réunies dans le mouvement « rien sans les femmes », ont rencontré lundi 8 octobre dans la matinée, le chef de bureau a.i. de la MONUSCO à Beni, Evert-Diederick Kets, dans un des quartiers généraux de la MONUSCO à Boikene, sur la route de l’aéroport.

Ces femmes, qui avaient organisé vendredi dernier une marche pour réclamer plus de sécurité et surtout la paix à Beni, ont remis, à la fin de cette activité, un mémorandum contenant une série de recommandations à la MONUSCO.

09 Oct 2018 description
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Erbil – The UN Migration Agency, IOM, congratulates the 2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor and advocate, and Nadia Murad, a prominent Yazidi human rights activist, for their efforts to end the scourge of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

09 Oct 2018 description

"We will continue to support and strengthen the local health system." - Dr. Hilde Vochten, MSF Medical Coordinator in DRC

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reopened the surgical unit at Kananga Provincial Reference Hospital (HPRK), where the organisation has been providing medical and psychological care for victims of sexual violence since May 2017. In addition, MSF has set up a new project in the Tshikula health zone, providing maternal and child healthcare and emergency response.

09 Oct 2018 description

Overview

In September, 54,545 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (26,165 families) received cash assistance in Greece, in 97 locations.

09 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 926 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 418 arrivals and from last year’s 911 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 132, compared to 60 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Nearly 17,500 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (24%), Iraq (22%) and Syria (19%).