Press Releases

20 Nov 2012
Escalation of violence in DRC’s Kivu provinces threatens thousands of civilians and impedes humanitarian response

(Bukavu/Goma/Kinshasa, 20 November 2012): Tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP) in North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been forced into new displacement after violent confrontations erupted on 15 November between the national army and the M23 armed group, around the provincial capital Goma.

The neighbouring South Kivu province is also affected by the deteriorating security situation, which threatens thousands...

05 Nov 2012
OCHA Operations Director John Ging Press statement on joint mission to the DRC New York, 5 November 2012

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Good afternoon, everyone.

I returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the end of last week. While I was there, I was travelling with the UK’s Director-General of the Department for International Development, Mark Bowman, and also with Catherine Wiesner, who’s the Deputy...

31 Oct 2012
Pooled Fund - Fighting cholera, a real, fulltime job

Cholera is endemic in South Kivu, an epidemic a few months ago cost 40 lives. A massive US$ 445,000 project in the city of Bukavu provides 85,000 persons with quality drinking water. The project was financed by the so-called Pooled Fund, the major funding mechanism for humanitarian projects in DRC.

Reporting by Philippe Kropf, PIO OCHA Bukavu

“We collect rain water during the wet season and in the dry season we get it from the lake. Often we get stomach...

23 Oct 2012
Rapport de Situation Humanitaire sur la République Démocratique du Congo - 19 de octobre 2012


• NORD-KIVU : 2 517 survivants de violences sexuelles dans le Nord-Kivu au premier semestre 2012 selon un rapport HEAL Africa.

• SUD-KIVU : Les humanitaires de plus en plus ciblés par des hommes armés sur l’axe Bunyakiri-Hombo.

• ORIENTALE : Démarrage du projet de construction de plus de 1 710 abris d’urgence pour les déplacés autour de Dungu.

• KATANGA : L’assistance humanitaire pour plus de 20 000 personnes déplacées à...

01 Oct 2012
Bulletin: Central Emergency Response Fund, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, July - September 2012

CERF releases more than US$34.2 million for West and Central Africa on third Quarter, 55 per cent for DRC

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated a total of US$34,263,764 to nine countries of West and Central Africa during the third quater of the year (Q3). The total includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which received nearly 55 per cent of the funding. Other beneficiaries are Mali, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic (CAR...