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07 Jun 2018 description
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
According to UNICEF, the number comprises at least half of all children under five years of age in the region, including 400,000 who are severely malnourished and at risk of death.
06 Apr 2018 description
The projections are alarming: the current level of vulnerability is unprecedented in the history of humanitarian appeals in the DRC, jeopardizing stability and development.
29 Mar 2018 description
With over 300,000 displaced, many are living in informal sites without access to clean water, causing concern about deteriorating health leading to cases of severe malnutrition, measles or cholera epidemics.
19 Mar 2018 description
With around 13 million people in need of assistance, the humanitarian crisis in the country will only worsen if violence is not brought under control and there is no political transition, the UN relief chief warns.
16 Mar 2018 description
Intensified conflict and political instability, deepening food insecurity and simultaneous outbreaks of communicable diseases are driving a worsening humanitarian crisis across the region.
14 Mar 2018 description
More than 13 million people in DRC need help, with more than 4.6 million children acutely malnourished. Epidemics are spreading, including the worst outbreak of cholera in 15 years.
04 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service
The human costs of the ongoing crisis are borne disproportionately by women and children, whose homes have been pillaged and burned, who are not in school and thus vulnerable to soldier recruitment.
22 Feb 2018 description
More than a year ago, South Kivu in DRC was home to 422,000 internally displaced persons, and as of 31 December 2017, the number of IDPs in the province had swollen to 647,000.
22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The fighting that broke out in August 2016 has resulted in 850,000 children fleeing their homes, 400,000 suffering from malnutrition, and 440,000 not being able to complete the school year.
30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster.
25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
At least 1.3 million people, including more than 800,000 children, have been displaced by inter-ethnic violence and clashes in the provinces of Tanganyika and South Kivu.
18 Jan 2018 description
US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.
09 Jan 2018 description
The outbreak is fueled in large part by the Kasai conflict, which has led to the near total collapse of the region’s health system. More than 1,000 people have died since January 2017.
28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A National Communication Plan was developed by UNICEF and partners with prevention messages broadcast through community relays, churches, radios and schools reaching an estimated 382,000 people.
06 Dec 2017 description
"The scale of people fleeing violence is off the charts, outpacing Syria, Yemen and Iraq,” said NRC. Less than half of the $812 million needed to help 8.5 million people has been received so far.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
02 Nov 2017 description
Fighting between armed groups and communal tensions have ravaged DRC on and off for decades, and new figures bring the total number of IDPs to 3.9 million.
30 Oct 2017 description
MSF teams have seen widespread malnutrition amongst children, with rates of 10% SAM in several areas, particularly in towns and villages badly hit by the violence.
26 Oct 2017 description
20.8 million children are still missing their first measles vaccine dose. More than half of them live in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and DR Congo.