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21 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 Jan 2019 description
report Carter Center

Contact: Emily Staub, (404) 420-5126; Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org

Carter Center, partners go all out to solve infections in animals

ATLANTA — Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

15 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Alphonse Tshikala

Until a few years ago, no one had heard of the Kasai, then one of the most peaceful provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since August 2016 however, this safe haven has become synonymous with atrocities and unspeakable violence. Hundreds of thousands of people had to flee to save their lives; their children were used to fight and kill; and schools and healthcare centres were destroyed, pillaged, or burned.

15 Jan 2019 description

Kamako, 14 Jan.-18 : C’est le don qui a été fait au cours de la cérémonie d’inauguration organisée à Kamako en présence du Chef du bureau de la MONUSCO-Kananga et de l’administrateur du territoire de cette localité.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

09 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Cholera continues to represent a major public health concern in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). From January to December 2018, approximately 37,565 cases and 443 cholera-related deaths were reported in the region with an average CFR of 1.2%. These cases emerged from 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

07 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

31 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

26 Dec 2018 description

CONTEXTE ET SITUATION HUMANITAIRE

Depuis le début octobre, les provinces frontalières à l’Angola, notamment le Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kwango, Kongo Central et Lualaba, ont reçu plus de 670 000 congolais refoulés par les autorités angolaises (sources : OCHA, Caritas, évaluation conjointe UNICEF FAO, AIRD/ UNHCR, ALDI, RHA, ECVM et TPO à Kwango).

24 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

21 Dec 2018 description

As of 30 November 2018, 800,330 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 November 2018 alone, some 154,287 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

19 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 373 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre octobre et décembre dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, selon les sources officielles. Le flux a sensiblement baissé depuis novembre cependant le risque de reprise demeure.

17 Dec 2018 description

At its peak in 2001, Zambia hosted over 250,000 refugees, mainly from Angola and the DRC. Smaller numbers of refugees originated from Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and other nationalities. These refugee numbers have since drastically reduced due to the successful voluntary repatriation of Angolans, Congolese and other nationalities in the past 16 years. However, in the last one year, the numbers of refugees are steadily increasing due to inflows from the DRC and Burundi and continued mixed migration from the other Great Lakes countries and the Horn of Africa.

17 Dec 2018 description

Plus de 7000 familles, retournées et expulsées d’Angola, ont reçu une assistance financière dans la ville frontière de Kamako, dans la province du Kasaï, au centre de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ce soutien leur permet, pour les uns, de trouver un moyen de transport pour rejoindre leurs proches et, pour d’autres, d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

François doit retrouver sa famille à Kananga, la capitale de la province voisine du Kasaï-Central : « j'ai deux enfants malades et ici, je n'ai aucun médicament à leur donner »

12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

09 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018.

These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

05 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

There is an emerging humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Congolese have sought safety after being expelled from Angola in a violent clampdown on refugees and migrants.