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24 Aug 2018 description

Following the declaration on 1 August 2018 of a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment, which determined that the public health risk for this outbreak is high at the regional level. This assessment took into consideration that, with eight million inhabitants, North Kivu is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. North Kivu borders four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo), as well as Uganda and Rwanda.

22 Aug 2018 description

Situation Overview

The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO and partners are responding to an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak since 1 August 2018, with the epicentre being Mangina town in Mabalako Health Zone, North Kivu Province, in the east of the country. Confirmed cases have also been reported from Beni Health Zone (North Kivu Province) and Mandima Health Zone (Ituri Province).

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description

CONTEXT

35,645 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte

22,429 Receiving food Assistance

13,707 Refugees in Lóvua settlement

8,722 Refugees in Dundo Town

75% Of the Congolese refugees are women and children

5,363 Refugee households

16 Aug 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.

The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.

14 Aug 2018 description

Following the declaration on 1 August 2018 of a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment, which determined that the public health risk for this outbreak is high at the regional level. This assessment took into consideration that, with eight million inhabitants, North Kivu is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. North Kivu borders four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo), as well as Uganda and Rwanda.

23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 890 suspected cases of cholera, including 15 deaths, were reported from January to June in Uige, Cabinda and Luanda Provinces.

  • Throughout the year, 1,250 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Uige and Luanda’s cholera affected communities through door-to-door visits, reaching over 185,000 people.

20 Jul 2018 description

535.730 réfugiés en RDC.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales.

781.697 réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

Travail avec les partenaires

20 Jul 2018 description
  • 535,730 refugees in DRC.

  • 99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas.

  • 781,697 DRC refugees in Africa.

Working with Partners

18 Jul 2018 description

There is a shortage of classrooms to accommodate both refugee and host community students. More trained teachers, sanitation facilities, equipment, and materials are urgently needed.

Only 39 per cent of required maize meal and 28 per cent of the usual amount of pulses will be distributed in August due to funding shortage.

Lack of funding is hampering the transition from emergency shelter to a more permanent housing solution in Lóvua settlement.

Operational Context

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

17 Jun 2018 description

13,606 Refugees in Lóvua

22,650 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,343 HouseholdsPersons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

49% Women 725 Households headed by women

4,505 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 57 planned

31 May 2018 description
  • Water trucking in Lóvua finishes at the end of May. The first of six boreholes to be drilled, finally reached water at 138 metres.

  • Current Communicating with Communities interventions for the DRC refugees aim to build the capacity of leaders on key family competencies, conflict resolution and service management.

  • Due to the expansion of Lóvua, many villages in the settlement are located far from the existing health centre. Another clinic will be built to improve the services delivery.

KEY FIGURES

31 May 2018 description
  • 534.108 réfugiés en RDC.
  • 99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales.
  • 772.052 réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

Travail avec les partenaires

31 May 2018 description
  • 534,108 refugees in DRC.
  • 99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas.
  • 772,052 DRC refugees in Africa.

Working with Partners

29 May 2018 description

1. Situation update

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still active. On 27 May 2018, one new suspected EVD case was reported in Wangata. Three laboratory specimens from suspected cases reported previously in Iboko (1), Ntondo (1) and Wangata (1) health zones have tested negative (noncases). There were no new confirmed cases and deaths.

18 May 2018 description

Registration of newborns resumed in Lóvua. On Wednesdays, a team from the civil registry will be registering newborn refugees in the settlement.

A Joint Assessment Mission by authorities and partners is on-going until the end of May. The findings will allow the redesign of emergency food-security and nutritional response beyond July 2018.

The borehole drilling has started in Lóvua settlement after a fourmonth delay.

KEY FIGURES