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03 Dec 2012 description
report Tearfund

Help for 1,500 children displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to be provided by a Tearfund partner.

Heal Africa, which runs a hospital in the eastern city of Goma, is to supply food and medical care for youngsters living in camps.

Makeshift settlements have sprung up around Goma as tens of thousands of people have fled clashes between an armed group called M23 and the Congolese army.

09 Nov 2012 description
report ACTED

In order to put a stop to recurring cholera epidemics in Katanga, ACTED has established several stands where chlorine is sold through a community approach. In this way, the beneficiaries reinforce their response capacities to cholera epidemics without outside help and therefore also significantly increase their resilience to this sort of situation.

15 Aug 2012 description

14/08/2012 - Since late July 2012, the already fragile stability in eastern Congo has been further undermined by violent clashes between government and rebel troops. Nearly half a million people have been uprooted from their homes according to the UN. As thousands of families seek food, shelter and safety, SOS Children’s Villages prepares to act.

13 Aug 2012 description

August 9, 2012 -Los Angeles, Calif.- Heavy fighting in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced International Medical Corps to evacuate staff from Goma and Walikale. In mid-July, due to the insecurity, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC retrieved International Medical Corps staff from Walikale and transferred them safely to Goma. With the military front now approaching Goma, International Medical Corps staff has relocated from Goma to Bukavu.

07 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

Le nombre de meurtres, enlèvements, viols et déplacements augmente dramatiquement dans la région des Kivus

Selon Oxfam, des millions de personnes dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo sont actuellement à la merci de milices alors que le conflit qui sévit de longue date sombre dans le chaos généralisé. Le nombre de meurtres, kidnappings et crimes contre la population a atteint des niveaux alarmants.

07 Aug 2012 description
report Tearfund

Fears are growing that tens of thousands of lives are at risk due to conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Fighting between rebels and the Congolese army has forced 277,000 civilians to flee their homes since April, according to the UN.

Clashes between the M23 rebel group loyal to Bosco Ntaganda (known as ‘The Terminator’) and government forces are centred on the east of DRC.

Tearfund is looking to provide urgent aid to help those who’ve been displaced after the rebels took control of several key areas in North Kivu province over recent weeks.

25 Jul 2012 description
report World Vision

· Children hiding in the bush to avoid the fighting

· High proportion of refugees in Uganda are under 15 years of age; reports suggest they left out of fear of being forcibly recruited

· Surge in violence sees aid agency shut down life-saving programs including cholera response, in the east of DRC

· Children are facing the added trauma of displacement, says World Vision, calls on governments to do more

24 Jul 2012 description
report World Vision

By James Addis

The rebel capture of the town of Rutshuru in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo forced the suspension of efforts to combat a deadly cholera outbreak.

World Vision staff evacuated from the region, and projects to counter cholera have been temporarily halted, including the rehabilitation of water points, hygiene training, water purification, and latrine construction.

Mickael Le Paih, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders, says that fighting in the region is preventing the sick getting treatment for cholera.

02 Jul 2012 description
report ACTED

BRAZZAVILLE [ACTED News] – The cholera epidemic is still striking the Congo, with new victims still being detected. 1,033 cases were registered since January, according to a report by the World Health organization published last month. The city of Brazzaville now has a count of 169 cases, including 8 deaths. The Oubangui and Brazzaville communities along the Congo River are the hardest hit. ACTED is carrying out hygiene awareness raising in the most vulnerable neghborhoods of the capital city to mitigate the epidemic.

23 Jun 2012 description
report World Vision

By John Kisimir

The situation in some parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains fragile as aid agencies respond to the needs of the populations recently displaced by fighting between government troops and multiple non-state armed groups and M23 rebels.

World Vision has resumed operations in some the areas where it had suspended operations three weeks ago but was once again forced to withdraw staff from Rutshuru Territory after fighting advanced.

25 May 2012 description

25 MAI 2012 Les violents affrontements militaires qui opposent depuis avril l’armée congolaise (FARDC) et différentes factions du Nord-Kivu déstabilisent toute la province.
Tandis que 40 000 personnes se sont réfugiées en Ouganda & au Rwanda, impossible pour le moment de porter assistance aux milliers de familles en fuite identifiées par nos équipes dans les zones de combats.

24 May 2012 description

MAY 25, 2012 Violent clashes between the Congolese army (the FARDC) and various factions of North Kivu have been destabilizing the entire province since April of this year. While 40,000 people have already sought refuge in Uganda and Rwanda, it is currently impossible for aid to reach the thousands of fleeing families that our teams have identified in the numerous combat zones.

24 May 2012 description
report Oxfam

Added by Caroline Gluck Oxfam Great Britain Humanitarian Press Officer

I’ve often had to document Oxfam’s hygiene promotion activities in communities, schools, markets and other public places. But never a prison. Until now

In Bunia town, Ituri district, in Congo’s Orientale Province, Oxfam’s health and emergency response teams have been tackling a serious cholera outbreak. We’ve been working with a local water provider, Ngongo, to try improve water supply to sections of the town.

19 Apr 2012 description
report Caritas

Le présent rapport ne reprendra que les activités de la structure centrale de Caritas Congo, réalisées avec certains de ses 47 Bureaux Diocésains de Caritas-Développement en 2011. Il va sans dire que des milliers d’activités, réalisées par les Caritas-Développement Diocésaines elles-mêmes n’y seront pas répertoriées. Veuillez cliquer ici pour télécharger ce rapport, qui a été présenté mardi 13 mars 2012 aux partenaires de Caritas Congo et à la presse, en la salle Isidore Bakanja de Kinshasa.

13 Apr 2012 description
report Humedica

by Antje Weber/RBU

During the past few weeks, great commotion arose in Brazzaville, after the first cases of cholera had been reported at the reception camps for homeless people. In the meantime, more than 20 cases have been reported; eight of them were confirmed officially.

30 Jan 2012 description
report Caritas

Bunia, le 30 janvier 2012 (caritasdev.cd) : Voilà un mois qu’une épidémie de choléra inexorable poursuit sa funeste progression à travers les Zones de Santé du District de l’Ituri, fauchant au passage des vies humaines innocentes. Cette énième épidémie de choléra est survenue au moment où le diocèse de Bunia s’apprêtait à clôturer, en couleurs, les festivités du centenaire de son évangélisation lancées le 28 janvier 2011, rapporte caritasdev.cd.

16 Nov 2011 description
report AlertNet

By George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) - Aid agencies in Democratic Republic of Congo are running short of funds to respond to a cholera outbreak that has hit eight out of 11 provinces, the United Nations has said.

Cholera has infected around 17,500 people and killed 508 in the vast central African nation since the start of the year, according to the Congolese ministry of health and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Read the full article on AlertNet.

11 Oct 2011 description
report AlertNet

11 Oct 2011 16:48

By George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) – A cholera epidemic sweeping through West and Central Africa has infected more than 85,000 people and killed at least 2,466 since the start of the year, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by bacteria contaminating food or water, prompting diarrhoea and vomiting. If left untreated, infected people can die of dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.

07 Sep 2011 description
report AlertNet

DAKAR (AlertNet) - Cholera epidemics have hit tens of thousands of people and killed more than 1,400 others in seven West and Central African countries since the start of the year, the U.N. office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs said in a report on Tuesday.

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by bacteria contaminating food or water, prompting diarrhoea and vomiting. If left untreated, infected people can die of dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.