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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 5, 30 August 2014

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  • The total number of cases identified in the Boende health zone as of 29 August 2014 is 53, including 13 confirmed cases.

  • Among the remaining 40 cases, 21 are probable and 12 are suspected cases and are being followed up by the field teams.

  • The number of deaths remains 13, no additional death recorded.

  • Analysis conducted on all samples from Boende which had been sent to Germany reveals the ZAIRE strain, 99% homologous to KIKWIT.

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 4, 29 August 2014

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  • Out of a total of 42 cases identified in the Boende health zone, 13 cases have been confirmed, including 7 on 28 August. A total of 15 samples have been analysed in Kinshasa (INRB) and France Ville/Gabon (CIRMF).

  • Amongst the 7 new confirmed cases, 4 are located in Lokolia, 2 in Boende Moke and 1 at the Boende General Reference Hospital (HGR).

  • 16 suspected cases and 13 probable cases are being followed up by the field teams.

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One MSF staff member returned, three still missing in DRC

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  • MSF members were deeply moved and delighted to learn of the escape of Chantal Kaghoma Vulinzole, who was kidnaped with three of her colleagues on July 11, 2013

  • The organisation has been unable to establish contact with three MSF staff members who were abducted with her in July 2013 - MSF continues its efforts to find them, calls for assistance from anyone with information on them and asks those holding the hostages to release them immediately

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From Child Gunman to Social Educator: WFP food forges social cohesion and supports peace process in Eastern DRC

By Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar

The protracted armed conflict in DRC which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives continues to negatively affect wellbeing and social development of children, especially those who were forced to pick up the weapon and fight for their lives. For those children, transitioning from child soldier to normal life is another struggle. To help them through, WFP works with UN and NGO partners to build trust and help the children get back on their feet. Pappy Chimalamungo, former child soldier tells us how a child soldier’s life can be transformed!

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 3, 28 August 2014

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  • Between 28 July and 27 August 2014, a total of 42 cases have been identified in the Area, including 13 deaths (mortality rate: 31%).

  • 13 people died from the disease (31% mortality rate), including 5 health professionals. 11 people have been put in isolation.

  • 147 contacts identified for follow-up.

  • 6 positive samples out of 8 after a second analysis carried out at the INRB in Kinshasa and at the CIRMF of France Ville in Gabon.

  • Other samples taken in Boende on 27 August being sent to Kinshasa.

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Another chance to be a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has already cost the lives of close to 3 million children. Apart from this catastrophic figure it has left many thousand others traumatised, suffering, and in need for help. Providing them with formal education is one way to alleviate their suffering. Our information assistant in West Africa met with children who are enrolled in ECHO-funded education projects and heard about their dreams for the future.

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The United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region received at the African Union

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Addis Ababa, on 27 August 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met with the newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, on 26 August 2014, at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, as he begins his new mission in the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Djinnit also held discussions with the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui.

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo (27 August 2014)

Epidemiology and surveillance

On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province.

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RD Congo: Ebola outbreak in Equateur (as of 25 Aug 2014)

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Security Council press statement on Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region

SC/11533

AFR/2954

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):

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North Kivu: MONUSCO Chief Martin Kobler visits Rutshuru; Assesses Progress on “Islands of Stability”

Goma, 22 August 2014 – The Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, on an evaluation tour of “Islands of Stability” in the eastern North Kivu province, visited the towns of Rutshuru and Kiwanja in Rutshuru territory on 20 August 2014.

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Ebola Epidemic confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF sends specialists and material to the epicentre

Kinshasa, 26 August 2014 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organisation, present in DRC for more than thirty years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts and hygiene specialists to the epicentre of this outbreak.

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Poverty and conservation in DRC – what role for a network?

A new network being set up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aims to bring organisations together on poverty and conservation issues.

"We cannot save great apes without saving local communities, and vice versa," says Dominique Bikaba, executive director of Strong Roots, an organisation that focuses on conservation and sustainable development in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, the natural home to the endangered Eastern Lowland Gorilla. It is difficult to think of a country where this phrase could be more appropriate than in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Ebola (ECHO Daily Flash 25 August)

Ebola cases were confirmed on Sunday 24 August after laboratory analysis. The latest statistics (August 23) report 32 cases and 17 confirmed deaths. The epicenter is located in the health district of Boende, Equateur province (+/- 250 km East of Mbandaka). The first death has been identified on 8 August. All the necessary measures to contain the disease and to support victims have been put in place in the Equateur region.

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DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

08/25/2014 01:38 GMT

FREETOWN, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

The UN's World Health Organization (WHO) meanwhile announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while working in Sierra Leone.

Also on Sunday, Britain's first Ebola patient, a male nurse who contracted the disease in Sierra Leone, was admitted to a London hospital.

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WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link

KINSHASA/DAKAR, Aug 21 (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola.

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Why is aid not working? A fresh approach to displacement in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - characterised by chronic underdevelopment, poverty and poor governance - is notorious for its long history of conflict and violence, plunging vast numbers of its people into displacement, with many fleeing numerous times during their lives. After decades of providing relief in the DRC, yet with displacement figures continuing to rise, humanitarians have increasingly started to ask themselves whether they have been doing it right. Our latest project offers an alternative approach.

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Last Angolan refugees begin return from DR Congo

08/19/2014 13:15 GMT

KINSHASA, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Angolans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo were set to return home, for some after more than 50 years in exile, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

A first group of 500 people left Kinshasa by train during the day and would stay overnight at a transit centre in Kimpese in the southeast on the way to the border, Celine Schmitt, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told AFP.

"The rest of the journey will take place by bus," she said.

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Paul*, gay rights campaigner in DRC: "They said I was the Antichrist"

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BUKAVU, 18 August 2014 (IRIN) - Homosexuality may, unusually for an African country, be legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the time being, but gay people there also face the ostracism, stigma and exploitation, according to Paul* 27-year-old the co-founder of a gay rights organization in the eastern South Kivu Province.

In November 2013, a bill that would criminalize homosexuality was brought before parliament. It has yet to be debated.

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