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Democratic Republic of the Congo: supporting the fight against Ebola

a group of health workers listen to the trainer's instructions, assisted by two individuals wearing protective clothing.

01.08.2018 - 30.04.2019

The unpredictable nature of epidemics and the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo pose a challenge. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing the tenth Ebola outbreak in the country's history. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Medair have mounted a rapid and flexible response to stop the virus from spreading in North Kivu province.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo
Health
Primary health care
HEALTH
HEALTH
POPULATION POLICIES/PROGRAMMES AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

01.08.2018 - 30.04.2019


CHF 1'359'156



Project completed

Emergency aid in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

People queuing in front of a distribution point for cash and basic household necessities.

01.09.2017 - 31.03.2018

The conflict that has plagued the Kasai region since August 2016 has added to the numerous crises affecting the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has displaced more than 1.4 million people and plunged 3 million into food insecurity. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has extended its activities to this region where emergency aid is still almost non-existent. The SDC's intervention aims to cover the essential needs of people affected.

Country/region Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo

01.09.2017 - 31.03.2018


CHF 1'250'000



Project completed

South Kivu Province: Better Sanitation Infrastructures for the Population

New paediatrics unit

01.09.2010 - 31.01.2015

Following the years of civil war, and in a security situation which remains delicate, sanitation facilities are improving in South Kivu, in eastern Congo. A total of 37 health centres have been rehabilitated and equipped and two hospitals now have new paediatrics units. The hospitals and health centres are supplied with medicines through a distribution network.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo

South Kivu Province

Education
Health
Primary health care
Health system strengthening
Health system strengthening
Sexual and reproductive health (including mother and child health, family planning)
Vocational training and skills development
HEALTH
HEALTH
EDUCATION
HEALTH
POPULATION POLICIES/PROGRAMMES AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Basic health care
Health policy and administrative management
Vocational training
Health policy and administrative management
Reproductive health care

01.09.2010 - 31.01.2015


CHF 11'395'000



Contributions to OCHA Field Operations in 2019

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

OCHA’s mission is to coordinate the global emergency response, to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. OCHA advocates for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all, in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in sudden-onset disasters and protracted crises. It is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent and timely response to emergencies. Therefore, SDC seeks to provide support to OCHA field and regional offices in relevant humanitarian contexts, in line with SDC geographic and thematic priorities.


Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2019

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.


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Appui à la paix et à la stabilité en RDC par l’observation de proximité des scrutins du 23 décembre 2018

01.10.2018 - 31.03.2019

La RDC se prépare à des élections le 23 décembre 2018. Le gouvernement indique vouloir les financer seul. Le processus électoral, bien avancé, reste fortement contrôlé et peu transparent, créant la méfiance de la population. La société civile revendique des élections crédibles ; l’appui de la Suisse et d’autres bailleurs lui permet de s’organiser pour mener une observation citoyenne. La présence des observateurs contribue à rendre le processus électoral transparent.


Réponse intégrée d'urgence aux besoins en protection de l'enfance et en éducation dans les territoires de Beni et Lubero dans la province du Nord Kivu

01.10.2018 - 31.08.2019

Les territoires de Béni et Lubero, au Nord-Kivu, sont caractérisés par une importante instabilité politique et sécuritaire. Effets directs de cette situation, les déplacements de populations se comptent par dizaines de milliers chaque année, le taux de déscolarisation dans certaines zones ciblées dépasse 60% et les enfants sont exposés à de multiples abus. Ce projet fournit un appui de protection de l’enfance en urgence à travers des activités éducatives et de protection.


Programme d’appui au système de santé du Sud Kivu (PASS Sud-Kivu)

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

L’appui suisse dans le domaine de la santé vise l’amélioration de la qualité et l’accessibilité des soins de santé primaires et secondaires de 1.5 millions de bénéficiaires (prioritairement des mères, enfants et jeunes) dans 8 zones de santé du Sud-Kivu. Ce soutien comprend aussi une meilleure préparation et réponse aux épidémies et vient en appui à la politique sanitaire de la République Démocratique du Congo au niveau décentralisé.


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Education d'urgence et protection de l'enfance au Nord Kivu

01.09.2017 - 31.08.2018

Le territoire de Béni, au Nord-Kivu, est caractérisé par une importante instabilité politique et sécuritaire. Effets directs de cette situation, les déplacements de populations se comptent par dizaines de milliers chaque année, le taux de déscolarisation dans la zone ciblée dépasse 60% et les enfants sont exposés à de multiples abus. Ce projet fournit un appui de protection de l’enfance en urgence à travers des activités éducatives et de protection.


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MEDAIR - Emergency Health Response for vulnerable populations in selected health areas of Eastern DRC

01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018

Eastern DRC has faced a chronic cirsis for over twenty years and humanitarian needs remain acute. A combination fo persistent armed conflict, forced and prolonged displacements, epidemics, poor governance and poor service delivery have fostered high vulnerability within the population. Through primary health care interventions and community engagement, Medair aims to contribute to the reduction fo morbidity and mortality of persons affected by acute and protracted conflict. 


Mercy Corps: Rapid responses to movements of populations through cash based programming

01.08.2017 - 08.06.2018

Eastern DRC has faced a crisis for over twenty years and humanitarian needs remain acute. A combination of persistent armed conflict, forced and prolonged displacements, epidemics poor governance and poor service delivery have fostered high vulnerability within the population. Providing multi-sectoral assistance will helpp address the diversity of needs in communities in crisis, especially those of displaced people. SDC's contribution to Mercy Corps (MC) is specifically earmarked to provide assistance through unconditional, multi-purpose cash transfers. 


Food security in the Great Lakes Region - Nutrition

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2020

Multidisciplinary partnerships and multi-stakeholder alliances wrought by One UN agencies and the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda and DRC develop practical solutions to deliver activities in support of the institutionalization of nutrition strategies in the respective countries. The activities take place at the provincial level, in locations where food insecurity and poverty are at highest level; they feed-back to the respective coordination secretariat, thus ensuring an appropriate political steering of the strategies.

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