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08 May 2012 description
report Enabel

En 2008, un séisme a presque totalement détruit l'hôpital de Bushenge (au sud-ouest du Rwanda), paralysant ainsi la prestation de services et de soins. Pendant trois ans, les médecins et le personnel soignant ont traité les patients dans des tentes de fortune. En mars 2012, tous les patients ont été transférés dans de nouveaux bâtiments, construits avec l'aide de la Coopération belge.

02 Feb 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Jenny Clover

RUSIZI DISTRICT, Rwanda, 31 January 2012 – One Sunday morning three years ago, a devastating earthquake ripped through Rusizi and Nyamasheke, two of Rwanda’s south-western districts, injuring 643 and killing 36.

The Ministry of Education reported 24 schools and a number of hospitals were damaged or destroyed in the disaster.

16 Nov 2011 description

Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development

Kigali (Rwanda), 16 November 2011 - A major report released today on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to build on its rehabilitation efforts and seed more opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.

15 Mar 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Alexandra Williams

GIHUNDWE, Rwanda, 15 March 2011 - A mini-revolution has taken place for vulnerable members of a small community living near Lake Kivu in the Rusizi District of south-west Rwanda, an area struck by a series of earthquakes in 2008.

Thanks to a joint initiative by the Government of Japan, UNICEF and non-governmental organization Caritas Cyangugu, the quality of life and health of more than 100 households in the village of Gihundwe has rapidly improved through the installation of eco-san latrines.

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Marinatha, 13, is grateful for the …

20 Jan 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

RUSIZI, Rwanda, 20 January 2011 - A Japanese Government delegation - joined by UNICEF officials and local leaders from Rusizi District in western Rwanda - recently visited several sites where rehabilitation work is under way in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that hit the area in February 2008.

During the visit, the Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Hiroshi Murakami, and his team met with local leaders and toured schools and other facilities.

Rusizi was one of two districts that were hard hit by the earthquake, which destroyed hospitals, …

19 Jun 2009 description
report CARE

Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya - They were originally built to accommodate 90,000 refugees. Today the population is at 280,000 and is growing by an average of 7000 a month. On World Refugee Day, 20 June, CARE International is calling attention to the urgent needs of the people in the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya.

Overcrowding in the camps is placing severe stress on the resources of the region and surrounding communities. UN standards for the treatment of refugees call for 20 litres of water per person per day.

02 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Katherine Uher

KIGALI, Rwanda, 2 juin 2009 - le jour a commencé comme un autre dimanche calme dans la province occidentale du Rwanda. Le lac Kivu a miroité au soleil et les collines qui l'entourent étaient vertes et pleines de vie.

Mais peu avant 9 heures du matin le 3 février 2008, la première d'une série de secousses ont frappé la zone. A la fin du jour, 37 personnes avaient trouvé la mort et 646 autres étaient blessées.

02 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Katherine Uher

KIGALI, Rwanda, 2 June 2009 - The day began like any other quiet Sunday in the western province of Rwanda. Lake Kivu glimmered in the sun and the hills surrounding it were green and filled with life.

But shortly after nine AM on 3 February 2008, the first of a series of earthquakes hit the area. By day's end, 36 people had been killed and 643 were injured.

06 Feb 2009 description

KIGALI, 6 February 2009 (IRIN) - A year after an earthquake hit Rwanda's Western Province, destroying infrastructure and claiming dozens of lives, a reconstruction drive is due to start this month, a government official said.

"We want to reconstruct the schools, health centres, roads as well as other public buildings destroyed last year," Celestin Kabahizi, governor of the province, said.

30 Jan 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kigali, 30 January 2009: The Government of Japan and UNICEF signed an agreement today for US$ 7.5 million to rebuild the earthquake affected western province of Rwanda.

"This funding is a gesture of goodwill from the people of Japan to the people of Rwanda.

05 Aug 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

08 May 2008 description
report UN Radio

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La Mission des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUC) réitère son appel aux milices présentes à l'Est du pays pour qu'elles libèrent immédiatement les enfants soldats enrôlés de force.

28 Mar 2008 description

MCC provides emergency assistance to help shelter and care for women and children affected by two earthquakes in Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Cathryn Clinton

March 28, 2008, AKRON, Pa--Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing $10,000 in emergency material assistance to help shelter and care for 100 women and children affected by two February earthquakes in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

On Feb.

11 Mar 2008 description

Contexte / Situation humanitaire

La Conférence sur la paix, la sécurité et le développement, qui a réuni les principales parties au conflit à Goma, du 6 au 23 janvier 2008, a abouti à la signature d'un Acte d'engagement entre les belligérants. Cet accord prévoit un cessez-le-feu immédiat, le retrait des forces armées de certaines régions et la création d'une zone tampon contrôlée par les Nations Unies. Une amnistie pour actes de guerre et d'insurrection devrait également être votée par le Parlement.

11 Mar 2008 description

1. Informations de base

Le système de la Vallée du Rift en Afrique de l'Est est une des régions sismiques les plus actives du continent africain. Le bassin du Lac Kivu fait partie des régions les plus actives dans ce Rift. De fréquents tremblements de terre endommagent les villes et villages du bassin du Lac Kivu. Ces séismes génèrent également des éboulements sur les versants des montagnes et collines autour du Lac Kivu. Des études et observations sismiques démontrent que, depuis 1997, le bassin du Lac Kivu est devenu plus actif que d'habitude.

11 Mar 2008 description

1. Background Information

The East Africa Rift Valley System is one of the most seismically active regions in the African Continent. The Lake Kivu basin is among the most active region in this Rift. Earthquakes frequently damage villages and towns in the Lake Kivu basin. The earthquakes also generate landslides on slopes of mountains or hills surrounding Lake Kivu. Seismic studies and field observations show that, since 1997 the Lake Kivu basin has become more active than usual.

05 Mar 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

KIGALI, Rwanda, 5 March 2008 - 'I had a smile on my face and tears in my eyes,' said UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa Yvonne Chaka Chaka, describing how it felt to see UNICEF tents standing near crumbled school walls in southwest Rwanda.

Last week, the South African superstar joined First Lady of Rwanda Jeanette Kagame as well as UNICEF Rwanda Representative Dr. Joseph Foumbi and government officials to tour the damage from the 3 February earthquake. The tour was organized by UNICEF and their partner the Imbuto Foundation, which is Ms.

29 Feb 2008 description


Crisis in Chad-30,000 Refugees in Cameroon

Over 30,000 Chadians fled across the border into north-eastern Cameroon after fighting in N'Djamena between armed groups and the Government in early February. More than 4,600 families comprising some 20,000 persons have registered with UNHCR and indicated their intention to stay in Cameroon for the time being. The refugees began to arrive on 2 February and were initially hosted in two temporary sites as well as in schools, churches and private homes in Kousséri.

29 Feb 2008 description

(Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies)

KIGALI, 29 février 2008 (IRIN) - Les survivants du séisme qui a frappé le sud-ouest du Rwanda au début du mois de février se plaignent que leurs besoins d'hébergement ne sont pas correctement couverts, malgré les efforts déployés par ailleurs pour leur fournir d'autres produits de première nécessité.

" Les conditions de vie pénibles auxquelles nous sommes confrontés chaque jour restent largement ignorées, en dépit des secours que nous avons reçus dans les jours qui ont suivi le tremblement de terre …