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21 Aug 2018 description

17 AOÛT 2018

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, célébrée le 19 août:

Chaque année, le 19 août, nous célébrons la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire pour exprimer notre solidarité avec les personnes touchées par les crises humanitaires et pour rendre hommage aux travailleurs humanitaires qui leur viennent en aide.

21 Aug 2018 description


Plusieurs mois en arrière, les cris des élèves du petit séminaire de Fataki résonnaient encore à travers les longs couloirs de ce lieu d’enseignement. En janvier dernier, prêtres, enseignants et élèves ont fui, laissant derrière eux des salles de classe et des dortoirs désespérément vides dans lesquels seul le vent des hauts plateaux s’engouffre. Ils sont allés chercher refuge à Bunia, à environ 80 kilomètres de là, fuyant les violences inter-ethniques qui faisaient rage depuis mi-décembre 2017 dans le territoire de Djugu, situé dans le nord-est de la RD Congo.

21 Aug 2018 description


Les affrontements entre les groupes armés GSAU et GBK qui ont éclaté au début de l’année dans la Basse-Kotto, principalement dans les sous-préfectures de Kémbé et Satéma, ont provoqué au mois de mars une importante vague de déplacement des habitants vers la localité de Ouazzoua.

20 Aug 2018 description


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

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 Aug 2018 description

Entebbe, Uganda. Two more Air Serv flights have departed Entebbe for Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing support for response efforts to the recent Ebola outbreak. Bunia is located northeast of Mangina, initial site of the outbreak. Two Cessna Caravans departed the Air Serv hangar in Uganda on August 18, carrying two tons worth of medical supplies and cargo. The planes and crew spent approximately two hours offloading the critically needed cargo before refueling and returning to Entebbe.

20 Aug 2018 description

Faits saillants:

  • Harmonisation, planification et coordination des activités agricoles dans la province du Kasaï Oriental,

  • Minga et Katako Kombe, principales zones de retour respectivement avec 25,5 et 23,1% des retournés, dans le Sankuru, OIM.


20 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 10 August, UNICEF’s Deputy Representative participated in a high-level mission to Beni and Mangina that included the Minister of Health, WHO Director General and the WHO Regional Director to assess the situation and current response. During the visit, Ebola ring vaccination was launched in Beni Health zone of North Kivu province

  • 11 August, The Joint Response plan of the Government, WHO, UNICEF and partners costed at USD 43.8 million was approved and released. UNICEF response plan is harmonized with the joint response plan

20 Aug 2018 description


This week, 1,099 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 504 arrivals and an increase from last year’s 887 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 157, compared to 72 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Over 16,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. In line with the trend of arrivals, the majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Syria (26%), Iraq (23%) and Afghanistan (18%).

20 Aug 2018 description

Mangina (North Kivu), 17 August 2018 - "I was under a lot of stress and experienced insomnia mixed with nightmare all night," says Sister Darlène Mwasi, a registered nurse at the Mangina referral health centre, which is more than 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu.

As soon as the official confirmation on 1 August 2018, that the deadly Ebola virus had indeed arrived in Mangina, "I had tears in my eyes; it was a shock I had never experienced before," added the nurse.

20 Aug 2018 description
report UN Security Council

17 AOÛT 2018

Le 27 juillet 2018, le Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo a organisé, à l’intention des États Membres, une réunion d’information sur le rapport final du Groupe d’experts sur la République démocratique du Congo (S/2018/531). La réunion a eu lieu comme suite au paragraphe 31 de la résolution 2360 (2017), par lequel le Conseil invitait le Président du Comité à tenir régulièrement des réunions d’information à l’intention de tous les États Membres intéressés.

19 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

HLIP I in EMR countries

From 2014 to 2017, seven countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO benefited from the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework - Partnership Contribution (PC) to enhance their surveillance and laboratory capacities using the High-level Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan I (HLIP I) 2013-2016.

Editorial note

19 Aug 2018 description

Tara Kaul and Samidha Malhotra

World Humanitarian Day 2018

Over 200 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the world today. In 2017, the UN-coordinated appeals reported a shortfall of 41 per cent, despite receiving a record amount of funding. As the demands on these limited funds increase, there is a concurrent increase in the need for high-quality evidence on the most effective ways to improve humanitarian programming.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

August 18, 2018 4:16 PM
Salem Solomon

WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Republic of Congo facing its second major Ebola outbreak this year, emergency responders have worked to contain the spread of the disease. Scientists, meanwhile, are testing the effectiveness of experimental vaccines in the field.

Alongside these efforts, researchers in the DRC are collecting data that will improve how we respond to, and prevent, future outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases.

18 Aug 2018 description

At least 44 people have died in Congo's tenth Ebola outbreak since the deadly virus was discovered in the 1970s

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A deadly Ebola outbreak in a conflict-hit area of the Democratic Republic of Congo poses an "unprecedented" challenge to health workers trying to access victims and contain the disease, medical charities said on Friday.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages:

Following below-average 2018 harvests in many parts of the region, poor households in southern areas of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and central and southern Mozambique are expected to continue facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes through at least January. In eastern DRC, where conflict continues to disrupt households' access to food and income, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is also expected. The rest of the region is likely to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) throughout the projection period.

18 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 August 2018 and includes updates on Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

18 Aug 2018 description

A la veille de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, Filippo Grandi rend hommage aux employés humanitaires qui ont perdu la vie en aidant les personnes dans le besoin, alors que les statistiques des déplacements atteignent un niveau sans précédent.

Par Marta Martinez

18 Aug 2018 description