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Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo district both a challenge and a chance

09/03/2014 03:02 GMT

by Marc JOURDIER

KINSHASA, September 3, 2014 (AFP) - When the deadly Ebola virus struck anew last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the outbreak was centred in a district sufficiently remote to be both a blessing and a bane for medical staff.

The World Health Organization, quoting local authorities, said Tuesday that 31 people have died since August 11 after the disease was reported around the f Boende.

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Afghanistan + 4 others
Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – September 2014

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Syria. In particular, the update provides recommendations ahead of the Security Council quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

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Réponse Rapide aux Mouvements de Population (RRMP) Rapport d’Evaluation Multisectorielle: Bakila Tenambo/ Kambi Ya Miba -Totolito (27 août - 30 août 2014)

Territoire de Beni

Collectivité Secteur de Beni-Mbau

Groupement Batangi-Mbau

Zone de Santé d’OICHA

Population : 489 ménages retournés soit 2934 Habitants

Période d’évaluation : Du 27 août au 30 août 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Réponse Rapide aux Mouvements de Population (RRMP) Rapport d’Evaluation Multisectorielle: Mamundioma (27 - 30 août 2014)

Territoire de Beni

Collectivité secteur de Beni-Mbau

Groupement Bambumba-Kisiki

Zone de Santé d’OICHA

Population : 625 ménages retournés soit 3 813 Habitants

Période d’évaluation : Du 27 août au 30 août 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2013

The DRC Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2013 The Common Humanitarian Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, commonly known as the Pooled Fund, (hereafter referred to as the CHF), continues to be an integral element of the humanitarian financing mechanism. During 2013 total contributions to the CHF, including USD 28 million in carryover from the previous year represented 13% of contributions received in response to the Humanitarian Action Plan for the same year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Virological analysis: no link between Ebola outbreaks in west Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo

Results from virus sequencing of samples from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were received last night. The virus is the Zaire strain, in a lineage most closely related to a virus from the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, DRC.

The Zaire strain of the virus is indigenous in the country. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in almost simultaneous outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) and South Sudan (then Sudan).

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Analyse des mouvements de population en province du Nord-Kivu, août 2014

DEPLACEMENTS

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Virus Ebola : Caritas Congo Asbl sensibilise son personnel et les visiteurs du Centre d’Accueil Caritas

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Kinshasa, le 1er septembre 2014 (caritasdev.cd ) : Face à un fléau, il vaut mieux à temps prendre des dispositions et surtout initier la sensibilisation de la communauté au cas où celle-ci s’avère être une stratégie idoine. C’est ce qu’a décidé de faire la Caritas Congo Asbl après que l’épidémie de la maladie virale à Ebola (MVE) s’est déclenchée à Djera, dans la province de l’Equateur, dans le Nord-ouest de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), tout en causant des morts.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 6 - 1st September 2014

Coordination

  • Response coordinated by Dr Benoît Kebela from the Ministry of Public Health and expert in Ebola who is on his way towards Lokolia (Equateur province), epicentre of the disease

  • Response supported by humanitarian UN agencies and NGOs

  • Communication of guidelines on appropriate conduct carried out by clinicians in the areas affected by the epidemics:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Point d’information sur la maladie a virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) No. 6 - 1er septembre 2014

Coordination

  • Réponse coordonnée par le Dr Benoît Kebela du ministère de la Santé publique et spécialiste de l’Ebola en route vers Lokolia (province de l’Equateur), épicentre de l’épidémie.
  • Soutien à la réponse par les agences onusiennes et les ONG humanitaires
  • Communication des orientations sur les conduites à tenir par les cliniciens dans la zone concernée par l’épidémie :

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.