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29 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

La plupart des efforts consentis dans le but d’améliorer la condition des femmes et des filles se concentrent essentiellement sur : comment faire entendre leurs voix dans la société ou encore comment accroitre leur participation dans les processus de prise de décision. Cependant, un aspect pourtant important dans le fait d’être une femme est souvent omis c’est à dire la menstruation.

29 May 2017 description

Touchée par une balle au cours d'une attaque de son village, Nyakindi a été amputée de la jambe gauche. Sept mois après, elle a retrouvé sa mobilité grâce à une prothèse et aux services de notre Programme de Réadaptation Physique.

29 May 2017 description
report European Union

Le Conseil a adopté des mesures restrictives à l'égard de 9 personnes occupant des postes de responsabilités dans l'administration de l'Etat et dans la chaîne de commandement des forces de sécurité en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), avec effet immédiat. Elles s'ajoutent aux 7 personnes que l'UE avaient déjà soumises à des sanctions le 12 décembre 2016, en réponse aux entraves au processus électoral et aux violations des droits de l'homme qui y étaient liées.

29 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

All Countries Should Act to Protect Schools During War

Bede Sheppard
Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division

29 May 2017 description

Date of information: 28 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

29 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

241,542
Total Burundian population of concern

65,114
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

124,581
Total population in Nduta Camp

51,799
Total population in Mtendeli Camp

FUNDING

217,250,427 USD
Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan

PRIORITIES

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

29 May 2017 description

The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine developed by Merck is not yet licensed but was shown to be highly protective against Ebola in clinical trials

By Aaron Ross

KINSHASA, May 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation.

29 May 2017 description

Laboratory testing of samples is essential to rapidly assess the scope and spread of any Ebola outbreak. Since the major outbreak in West Africa in 2014, an increasing number of diagnostic tools have become available to perform rapid initial testing of samples. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is using these new tools, as well as classic ones, to respond to an ongoing outbreak of the virus in a very remote area of the north east of the country. A small cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths with haemorrhagic signs was reported in the Province of Bas-Uele in early May.

29 May 2017 description

Approximately 12,300 people, fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR airlifted 100 metric tons of core relief items on 30 April to assist the new arrivals, who are currently accommodated in overcrowded reception centres in the Dundo area.

The Government of Angola is providing emergency food rations. UNHCR is urgently procuring food for the new arrivals for an initial 15 days.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 27 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 26 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

On 26 May 2017, no new confirmed or probable EVD cases were reported. The last confirmed case was reported on 11 May 2017.

28 May 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017

12.0 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements

197.2 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

28 May 2017 description
report ALIMA

Une épidémie d’Ebola frappe la province du Bas-Uélé en République Démocratique du Congo. S'il est relativement facile d'acheminer de l'aide par avion jusqu'à Kisangani, la grande ville du Nord-Est du pays, sur le fleuve Congo et par la suite de rejoindre par la route la ville de Buta, le chef-lieu de la province du Bas-Uélé, tout se complique entre Buta et Likati, qui est la zone de santé affectée. Moumouni Kinda, responsable des programmes pour ALIMA revient sur les obstacles rencontrés pour déployer les équipes et évaluer les besoins.

28 May 2017 description
report ALIMA

An outbreak of Ebola has struck the Bas-Uélé province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While it is relatively easy to airlift supplies to Kisangani, a major city in the northeast along the Congo River, and then go by road to the town of Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province, things become complicated between Buta and Likati, the affected health zone. Moumini Kinda, head of programs for ALIMA, discusses the obstacles encountered when deploying teams and assessing needs.

What is the current situation regarding the outbreak?

27 May 2017 description

Date of information: 25 May 2017

1. Situation update

WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.

26 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.