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On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared a new Ebola epidemic in Beni territory, North Kivu. It was the first time that Ebola had struck in an area of chronic insecurity and humanitarian crisis. A large-scale response to the outbreak, including health workers on the ground, volunteers in communities, and those working to coordinate the response, has had a clear impact on the spread of the virus. The challenge for DRC and its international partners is not only to rapidly control the deadly Ebola, but to do so in a way that contributes to protecting communities in this vulnerable environment.In the next phase of the response, there is a need to rebuild trust and engagement with communities, alongside the essential medical response. A stronger and more independent role for NGOs would also better support scale-up and reinforce quality. These briefings track some of the issues faced by the response to the outbreak: the complexity of the context, the role of communities, and new directions for the response.Briefing 1: DRC: The world's first Ebola outbreak inside a conflictBriefing 2: Strengthening the Ebola Response in Beni, DRC by Putting Communities at the CentreBriefing 3: Crucial Course Corrections for the Ebola Response in Beni, DRC
The project 'Purchase for Progress in DRC' (DRCB45) was selected for an impact evluation in the 2015/16 financial year. The project's overall objective was to contribute to improving production, sales and revenues from maize, rice, groundnuts and beans, by providing the necessary inputs and technical advice on modern methods of farming, and forming marketing groups for these commodities for increased sales. The evaluation is part of Oxfam GB's Effectiveness Review series.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently gripped by national political deadlock and plagued by localized armed conflicts, both old and new. In the central region of Kasai, the conflict between government forces and the Kamwina Nsapo militia escalated dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 and has caused a serious humanitarian crisis extending over five provinces. The crisis has led to major food insecurity, and exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of the local population.Women in DRC play a limited role in public life and their access to services and opportunities is constrained. The crisis in Kasai is entrenching existing inequalities in gender norms. In this context, Oxfam conducted a gender analysis in October-November 2017 in order to identify the impacts that the conflict is having on women, girls, boys and men in the province and their coping mechanisms. This report presents the findings of the analysis and recommendations intended to inform Oxfam's own humanitarian programmes and those of its partners and other organizations, as well as the wider humanitarian response.
Overseas Development Institute;
Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services during humanitarian emergencies and immediate recovery phases is essential for saving lives and responding to basic needs, yet choices about how WASH services are delivered can undermine future development and peace. Longer-term interventions can also overlook how they equip communities, households and government to prepare and respond to future emergencies. This is increasingly evident in protracted or recurrent crises, in which overlapping and cyclical phases of emergency, relief, recovery and development interventions coexist. In these contexts, practitioners and academics alike have acknowledged the problem of reconciling the fundamentally different institutional cultures, assumptions, values, structures and ways of working that characterise the humanitarian and the development communities.In this report, we analyse humanitarian and development approaches in a specific sector, in a particular country: WASH interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We consider how and why siloes have arisen. We argue that the problem is not so much about filling a 'gap' between humanitarian and development siloes, but about aligning the principles and practices of both communities in specific contexts so that the overall response can meet changing needs and constraints. We identify a number of ways through which improved complementarity might be achieved, differentiating between national and sub-national levels.
What happens when an NGO returns after a few years to see the longer term effects of community-based programmes? This is what Oxfam's Community Protection Programme did in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), conducting research in 30 communities to find out which protection activities continued after the original programme, and what influenced this. This report summarizes findings and recommendations of that research.
Human Rights Center at University of California at Berkeley;
Analyzes survey findings on views on the Congo wars, exposure to violence, origins of the wars, trials for war crimes, and priorities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Compares survey data with those in Kishasa and Kisangani. Makes recommendations.
L'Union Européenne et les 77 pays ACP, y compris le Congo négocient présentement les Accords de Partenariat Economique dans le but de créer des zones de libre-échanges en vue d'être en conformité avec les règles de l'Organisation Mondiale du Commerce fondés sur le principe de réciprocité dans le cadre des échanges commerciaux entre les Etats membres. Ce nouveau régime va modifier le système de taxation des importations du Congo.
Avocats Sans Frontieres;
The objective of the workshop is to contribute to the amelioration of access to social Justice in RDC true exchange of experiences between civil society representative and jurist.