This year is like no other for the DRC. On the one hand, the extent of the suffering of the population is beginning to be recognized. Over four million people have perished as a result of years of continuing conflict, a number which increases by some 1,200 every day and which is equivalent to an Asian tsunami each and every six months. DRC has been called the most deadly humanitarian catastrophe in 60 years. The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has called it the greatest challenge currently facing the international community.
The 2006 Work Plan outlines the UN and Partners planned support to humanitarian and recovery/development programming in Sudan. In 2005, the signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the formation of the GoNU and the GoSS, and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1590 - providing the mandate for the United Nations Mission in Sudan - fundamentally changed the nature of the strategies and programmes required to support Sudan's nascent peace.
“In recent years, humanitarian organisations have become increasingly effective in saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and advocating for the rights of people in need. Nonetheless, there still are considerable gaps in the ability of the humanitarian system to respond adequately to all humanitarian crises. Hence, we must, and we can, do better to be more predictable in our response to vulnerable populations around the globe.”
Les conflits successifs qui ont secoué le Congo au cours de la dernière décennie, outre les pertes en vies humaines, ont détruit une part importante des infrastructures, notamment routières, scolaires, sanitaires et autres moyens de survie. Ilsont engendré une crise humanitaire caractérisée par un nombre important de déplacés internes (environ 100 000), des viols, des enfants soldats. Ces violences ont aussi généré de nombreux traumatismes.