This Operational update seeks to support exceptional reopening of IFRC DRC Epidemics Emergency Appeal for the next six months (20 July 2017). This will enable the DRC RC meet humanitarian needs resulting from an outbreak of cholera (ongoing), dating back from December 2016. Primarily through social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns, in addition to emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and to support National Society capacity building.
A. Situation analysis
This Operations Update presents the progress on the implementation of the operation to date. In addition, it is meant to request for the extension of the operation up until 31 May 2017, to allow the NS to complete the planned activities. The Ministry of Health (MoH) is continuing with the vaccinations in the first two months of 2017 and it is of the utmost importance that the NS continues to complement immunization efforts through social mobilization.
• Conflict-related displacement continues in central and eastern DRC
• USAID staff assess humanitarian situation in Tanganyika Province
• UN releases HRP calling for $748 million in 2017
An estimated 1.42 million people are affected by the drought crisis, including 756,000 children. Of this estimation, 800,000 people are located in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.
As of February 2017, the total number of cumulative suspected cases in the ongoing cholera outbreaks stands at 306. Soyo – 184; Cabinda – 100 and Luanda – 22. A total of 11 deaths have been reported: Soyo – 8; Cabinda – 3 and Luanda – 0. Four of the five confirmed cases in Luanda had links to the outbreak in Soyo.
A. Appeal History
This Emergency Appeal (EA) was launched on 23 February 2016 for CHF 1,443,961 to enable the IFRC to support Cruz Vermelha de Angola (CVA) to reach 9 million people with Social Mobilization, health, and hygiene promotion (4 million to be assisted directly and a further 5 million through Social Mobilization) to address the devastating effects of the Yellow Fever outbreak.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to diseases outbreaks and other public health occurrences along the country’s border with Angola.
Brazzaville, 14 February 2017 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases were reported from both countries for the past six months.
POPULATION TOTALE RDC 2017
PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN
• 2017 : 7,3M
• 2018 : 7,5M
• 2019 : 7,7M
• 2017 : 6,7M
• 2018 : 7,1M
• 2019 : 7,2M
FINANCEMENTS REQUIS (US$)
• 2017 : 748,0M
• 2018 : 780,5M
• 2019 : 776,6M
Total : 2,3 milliards
# PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES
LE COORDONNATEUR HUMANITAIRE
Luanda - The epidemics of yellow fever and malaria that plagued the country in 2016 have dramatized the country, judging by the death toll, said Wednesday in Luanda the health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, in a press conference.
Malaria, according to the minister, was dramatic with 4.2 million cases of malaria, claiming 15,000 lives, coupled with a yellow fever that infected 4,159 people, with 384 deaths, resulting in a mortality rate of 8.3 per cent.
In anticipation of potential unrest linked to the end of President Kabila’s second term on 19 December 2016, there were large deployments of security forces in several cities. Clashes between the security forces and demonstrators resulted in at least 40 deaths in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.
On 31 December 2016 the political parties, alongside main opposition groups, signed an agreement for a transition period with elections planned before the end of 2017.
HUMANITARIAN ACTION FOR CHILDREN – Depuis plus de deux décennies, la République Démocratique du Congo est en proie à de multiples conflits complexes, avec des conséquences humanitaires graves. Les enfants sont souvent les premières victimes. Découvrez la réponse humanitaire en RDC en 2017!
Un pays marqué par deux décennies de conflits
In this issue
US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1
Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3
Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4
Regional update on epidemics P.5
Regional humanitarian news P.7
Sahel funding update P.8
Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.
by YVES WILLEMOT
PRESS RELEASE – _48 million children are living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from UNICEF’s 2017 appeal, which was launched today. UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for children caught up in conflict and other crises. Malnutrition poses “silent threat” to children, agency’s 2017 appeal says_.
Children caught up in conflict and crises
par YVES WILLEMOT
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Quelque 48 millions d’enfants pris dans les pires conflits et urgences humanitaires dans le monde bénéficieront des fonds que l’UNICEF va lever grâce à l’appel qu’il lance ce jour pour 2017. 3,3 milliards de dollars d’aide d’urgence sont nécessaires et, d’après l’appel de l’organisation pour l’année 2017, la malnutrition constitue une « menace silencieuse » pour les enfants
Les enfants face aux conflits et urgences à travers le monde
En 2016, la situation humanitaire dans les provinces du Haut-Lomami, HautKatanga et Lualaba, dans le sud-est de la République Démocratique du Congo, est restée critique malgré les efforts consentis par les acteurs humanitaires pour répondre aux besoins croissants de dizaines de milliers de personnes. Comme en a témoigné la situation dans le sudouest du Territoire Mitwaba, dans la Province du Haut-Katanga, la protection des personnes est restée le défi majeur, notamment face aux incursions d’hommes/bandes armés.
27 January 2017 - With the number and scale of humanitarian crises around the world, some countries have fallen off the global radar. That is the case for countries like the Central African Republic, Libya and Sudan, where pressing needs don’t seem to garner the world’s attention. This can make it difficult to raise the funding necessary to carry out humanitarian response plans.
BESOINS HUMANITAIRES ET CHIFFRES CLÉS
An estimated 1.42 million people (756,000 children) are affected by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.
17,762 children under five with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been treated through therapeutic treatment programmes assisted by UNICEF in 2016.
UNICEF has provided 52,500 people with access to safe water through the rehabilitation of 105 water pumps in 2016.
Situation summary in the Americas
In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever.
Brazil confirmed six human yellow fever cases in 2016 and the number of epizootics, especially in the state of São Paulo, increased considerably during 2016 in comparison to previous years.
Total affected population: 7.3 million
Total affected children: 4.4 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 3 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 1.8 million