Democratic Republic of the Congo – The end of the ninth Ebola virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), announced on 24 July by the Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO), is “a collective victory for all of us” Oly Ilunga, DRC Health Minister, told partners at a dinner that night.
Katya is a single mother of two from Toretsk, Donetsk Region in Ukraine. Her very modest house is located only five kilometres from the contact line separating the two sides involved in the conflict; it was bought several years ago for a little more than USD 230 – an amount that Katya says took her a long time to save. After the conflict started in 2014, Toretsk was almost completely cut off from the main road system, leading to soaring prices for food and commodities — at least 20 per cent higher than elsewhere.
Somalia – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the support of the Government of Japan, held a training on trafficking, smuggling and human rights for migrants for 25 officials from the Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Labour from 26 February to 1 March 2018.
“A client called at night and ordered a girl. I was sleeping when suddenly I was told to go to the client. He was already drunk and aggressive. I was scared to stay with him. He made me drink and I had to obey."