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8-14 January 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for The Democratic Republic of Congo
Posted on January 22, 2016

Contents

Compiled by Caroline Johnpulle 

  1. Insecurity: North Kivu - Beni
  2. DRC: 7.5 Million people need humanitarian assistance in 2016

1. Insecurity: North Kivu - Beni

Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 10 January 2016, in French) Deux rebelles ADF tués à Beni

  • Congolese army killed two ADF rebels on January 10.
  • The army also recovered weapons and a bomb, this  took place in the village of Topoke.

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 10 January 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu : les FARDC poursuivent leur déploiement à Ikobo

  • On January 9, the FARDC continued deployment of soldiers in Ikobo, North Kivu.
  • For nearly 10 years the Rwandan rebels, FDLR have occupied the area.
  • The deployment of FARDC is said to be progressive.
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(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 14 January 2016, in French) Nord-Kivu: 4 militaires tués dans une attaque des ADF à Beni

  • January 13, 4 Congolese army men were killed in Beni.
  • The ADF rebels are accused of the attack, which took place in Oipra.

2. DRC: 7.5 Million people need humanitarian assistance in 2016
Privately-owned media

(Radio-Okapi, independent/privately-owned newspaper, article dated 12 January 2016, in French) RDC: 7,5 millions de personnes ont besoin d’assistance humanitaire en 2016

  • According to the UN, in 2016, 7.5 Million people need humanitarian assistance in the DRC. This is 9% of the population.
  • The UN says successive shocks have only intensified.
  • There is an increase in extreme vulnerability from violence, conflicts, outbreaks from epidemics, malnutrition and food insecurity.
  • Over 1.6 million people have been internally displaced, fleeing from violence and conflict. 

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