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20 Jun 2018 description

Points Clefs

• Suite au lancement du HRP 2018 en mars 2018, peu de contributions ont été reçues à ce jour et la communauté humanitaire fonctionnant en réponse à la crise du Pool est confrontée à un déficit de ressources. Les opérations d'assistance ont été considérablement réduites malgré les besoins croissants et plus diversifiés des populations touchées par le conflit.

20 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • Following the launch of the HRP 2018 in March 2018, few contributions have been received to date and the humanitarian community operating in response to the Pool crisis is facing a critical resource shortfall. Assistance operations have been significantly scaled-down despite the increasing and more diversified needs of conflictaffected populations.

19 Jun 2018 description
report IRIN

“Life has to be rebuilt”

Philip Kleinfeld
Freelance journalist and IRIN contributor

The jungle has edged into fields left untilled. It has crept onto thatched-roof houses turned to ruins; and it has stretched over empty highways once used to transport bananas, beans, cassava from a region long-known as Congo-Brazzaville’s breadbasket.

Read more on IRIN.

08 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

Despite its status as a lower middle-income country, RoC ranks poorly on the Human Development Index. Food production is below national requirements, with only 2 percent of arable land currently under cultivation. RoC produces 30 percent of the country’s food needs and thus imports almost all of its food, leading to high food prices. Forty-eight percent of Congolese live on less than USD 1.25 per day.

21 May 2018 description

UN World Food Program improves nutrition for crisis-affected population

May 2018 — Violence in the Republic of the Congo’s Pool Department displaced a third of the region’s population in 2016. Grace*, a 21-year-old mother of two, fled her home with her children, seeking refuge in Goma TseTse, near the capital of Brazzaville. More than a year later, when the fighting in Pool subsided, Grace and her children returned home.

10 May 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Congo, recently launched a project for the support of the modernization of vocational training. The project officially launched in May 2018 and runs through October. It aims to further develop the skills of teachers, purchase new equipment and create new vocational training workshops. The overall goal of the project is to improve the training of 21 teachers and increase student enrollment by 3,000 over the next three years.

11 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • High levels of poverty and malnutrition persist in the Republic of the Congo (RoC) despite economic growth in recent years. According to UN World Food Program (WFP), almost 50 percent of the population lives under the national poverty line, and over 20 percent of children younger than 5 years of age suffer from chronic malnutrition.

16 Mar 2018 description

Brazzaville, 16 Mars 2018 – 70,7 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour poursuivre l’assistance humanitaire et amorcer le relèvement de 114.000 personnes dans le Département du Pool, ont annoncé le Gouvernement et le Système des Nations Unies, ce 16 Mars à Brazzaville lors du lancement du Plan de réponse humanitaire et de relèvement pour 2018 dans la zone précitée.

16 Mar 2018 description

APERÇU DU CONTEXTE HUMANITAIRE

La résurgence des hostilités dans le Pool depuis avril 2016, dix-sept ans après la fin du premier conflit dans ce département, a occasionné une situation humanitaire grave en termes de sécurité alimentaire, de nutrition, de santé, d’éducation, de protection en général et celle des femmes et des enfants en particulier, d’abris et d’articles non alimentaires.

16 Mar 2018 description

Brazzaville, 16 March 2018 – 70.7 million dollars are needed to provide humanitarian assistance and to stimulate recovery for 114,000 people in the Pool Department, according to the announcement of the Government and the United Nations in Brazzaville on the 16th March on the occasion of the launch of the 2018 Plan for Humanitarian Response and Early Recovery in the region.

16 Mar 2018 description

OVERVIEW OF THE HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

The resurgence of hostilities in the Pool since April 2016, seventeen years after the end of the first conflict in that department, resulted in a serious humanitarian situation in terms of food security, nutrition, health, education, protection in general and of women and children in particular, loss of shelter and non-food items.

14 Mar 2018 description

Point Clefs

• La situation en matière de sécurité dans le Département du Pool en République du Congo est restée stable depuis la signature de l'accord de cessez-le-feu en décembre 2017. En plus du besoin continu d'assistance vitale aux personnes déplacées et à ceux qui ont été touchés par le conflit, les premiers signes de retour dans les districts d'origine induisent une réponse humanitaire avec une assistance au relèvement précoce.

14 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• The security situation in the Pool Department of the Republic of Congo has remained stable since the cease-fire agreement was signed in December 2017. In addition to the on-going need for life-saving assistance to displaced people and to those who have been cut off by the conflict, initial signs of return to districts of origin are turning the focus of humanitarian response towards early recovery assistance.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The "cease-fire and cessation of hostilities" agreement signed between the Congolese government and the rebels of Pastor Ntumi's Pool in December is holding. A joint commission is working to define the peace process.

  • SCOPE registrations of IDPs in the Pool and Bouenza Departments have started in January.

  • WFP bought 6mt of beans for the school feeding programme from a smallholder farmers project funded by European Union.

  • The Zero Hunger Strategic Review is currently ongoing.

16 Feb 2018 description

Aperçu de la situation

La situation humanitaire dans le département du Pool en République du Congo, a pris un tournant positif en fin de 2017, lorsqu'un accord de cessez-le-feu a été conclu entre les parties au conflit. La population de quatre des huit districts du Pool touchés par le conflit reste inaccessibles mais aucun affrontement n'a été signalé depuis fin 2017.

14 Feb 2018 description

Rwandan refugees: The cessation clause invoked by the Republic of Congo (in June 2013) has come to effect on 1 st January 2018. The cessation process impacted about 9,200 Rwandan refugees who were living in RoC since 1997.

CAR refugees: A cross border meeting was organized with UNHCR CAR to prepare the repatriation of 600 CAR refugees.

IDPs: 6 670 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Pool Department have been assisted.

Main Activities

RWANDAN REFUGEE: