Archives for posts with tag: DRC

Multiple Emergencies Pose Great Test for Global Humanitarian System

Excellent summary from Valerie Amos, Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator covering Syria, Philippines, CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Sahel, Afghanistan, Haiti, & Myanmar.

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Watch Film Report: GENDER DEFINED CRIMES, (From Bosnia to Rwanda to DRC to Syria)
The Rome Conference for the first time defined a category of “gender based crimes” that were mainly directed at women & girls. The experiences of Bosnia & Herzegovina were decisive in convincing some states to support. Our delegation made up of international legal experts & led by Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey played a crucial law in both definition & adoption.
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Watch Film Report: UN’s BANGLADESHI FEMALE OFFICERS IN DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)
With sexual violence and rape at intolerable levels over the last decade in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), female police officers from Bangladesh are at a premium both to protect and empower women/girls in the country.  –WATCH–
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Blog Report: IS ANYONE IN CONGO (DRC) EXPECTING OUR HELP? By Ambassador Mo
Not even the children – they must all feel very alone after recent round of fighting, killings, rape & forced displacement. Just in last few months another half million people have been made refugees. UN’s top humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is now visiting the region. She is trying to head off a humanitarian catastrophe – as from Mali to Sudan, global response is so far inadequate. –MORE–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: AFRICAN FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, By Ambassador Mo
An initiative targeting the forests of Africa’s Congo Basin, which consist of some 200 million hectares and are one of the world’s largest primary rainforests, (second only to the Amazon),  will bring together 10 Central African states. Funds to be committed will be modest but will help protect the forests from direct threats such as land-use change & unsustainable logging & mining. –MORE–
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Blog Report: “SUMMARY KILLINGS, RAPE, SEXUAL ABUSE & TORTURE” By Ambassador Mo
After around 4 months of fighting in the most recent cycle in the DRC presumably ignited by a military rebellion (M23) but also suspected of involving outside forces/neighboring countries, almost half a million persons have been displaced & both a human rights & humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, with minimal political response. –MORE–
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Blog Report: CONGO: PROXY WARS & ATTACK HELICOPTERS? By Ambassador Mo
Rwanda & Uganda have been accused of supporting/instigating a renegade arm of Congo’s (DRC) military & former rebel group M23 in its rebellion that now threatens to overrun much of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN Peacekeeping force (MONUSCO) has stepped into the fight & employed helicopters to stem M23’s advance toward the largest city in area, GOMA. –More–
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