Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 10th, 2012
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Kinshasa – The UN has started repatriating about 81 000 refugees to the Democratic Republic of Congo from neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville, the world body announced on Thursday. The repatriation process “began on 05 May with a first test convoy of 79 refugees who left Betou” in northe...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 19th, 2011
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Geneva – The United Nations and aid organisations urgently need $5.5m to battle cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN spokesperson said on Friday. Agencies estimate that $3m is required for water and sanitation and $2.5m for medical care in the four provinces along the Congo river. ...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 15th, 2011
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Fears are mounting that a cholera epidemic could spread rapidly among the hundreds of thousands of people living in often unsanitary conditions in Mogadishu after fleeing drought, famine and insecurity. “The number of cases is two or even three times what was there last year so we can say that ...
By benim
In News
Jun 22nd, 2011
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The United Nations said on Wednesday 73,000 people had fled violence in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan border state after more than two weeks of fighting between the northern army and southern-aligned troops. Sudan’s south will become an independent country on July 9, but fighting along the il...
By benim
In Abuse
Oct 27th, 2010
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At least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over several weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left naked in scrubland. According to The Scotsman, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that over 150 Cong...
By benim
In Central Africa
Oct 26th, 2010
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KINSHASA, Congo – At least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over multiple weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left in the bush without their clothes, an international aid agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Office for the Coordination ...
By benim
In Central Africa
Oct 19th, 2010
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DAKAR — The United Nations said Tuesday that 377 people had died in flooding in central and west Africa, with nearly 1.5 million people affected since the start of the rainy season in June. “2010 has seen the largest number of people affected and dying from flooding”, the UN Office for th...