Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Aid work suspended due to deadly attack in DR Congo
- 155 children left orphaned or separated from their parents in DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak
- Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation
- UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri - 24 September, 2018
- Central African Refugees in DRC (As of 31 August 2018)
Key developments in Africa during the week of September 16th include violence in Ethiopia, renewed fighting in Libya’s Tripoli, the death of a Mayi Mayi faction leader in DRC and key incidents involving international actors in Niger and Nigeria.
Chad currently has 652.575 people of concern, including 449.748 refugees, 3.442 asylum seekers,
162.755 IDPs and returnees, 16,718 Chadian returnees from Central African Republic (at risk of statelessness), and 20.000 in other categories.
Water Shortage among Sudanese refugees in the east of Chad.
GAOUI Transit Site: 459 refugees benefit from relocation and reintegration under the ECHO-funded Housing Support Project.
Socio-economic and professional profiling of refugees in Chad completed.
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This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Protecting children in conflict is one of the most urgent human rights issues of our time. Around the world more than 240 million children are living in countries affected by conflict. Many of them face violence, displacement, hunger and exploitation by armed forces and groups. Child Soldiers International’s World Index – an online database mapping child recruitment practices worldwide – highlights the participation of children in at least 18 conflicts during the last year.
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 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.
489 Cholera, 2017
497 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018
489 Choléra, 2017
497 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2018
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D. R. Congo: general increase at the country level. Five provinces gathered up to 90% of the cases and deaths. These are the epidemic provinces of the Great Kasai, and the endemic provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The Great Kasai region reported more than half of all the cases and deaths. The persistent outbreak is related to a lack of access to safe water, difficulties in case management (lack of medical supply), and a general lack of community interventions.
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1). Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). See country sections below for more details.
Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Darcy Levison of WHO talks about the logistical challenges of reaching every child in the Lake Chad subregion.
Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries
Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production
20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.
Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.
More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.
10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info
Africa still hosts the largest number of displaced people worldwide. In 2017, some 24.2 million people in Africa were forced to flee as the result of conflict, persecution, other human rights abuses and food insecurity. Few political solutions were in sight.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »
Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »
The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »
Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa
A. Situational context
La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est passée de 446.091 personnes (fin du mois de juillet) à 449.748 à la fin du mois d'août 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.8%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités de l'enregistrement niveau 2 des réfugiés centrafricains au Sud, des requérants d'asile dans les camps de l'Est et en milieu urbain ainsi que la régularisation des naissances dans les camps de réfugiés et à N'Djamena.
Au 31 aout 2018, la population des personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad est passée à 652.575 personnes et se compose essentiellement de :
68% Réfugiés et Demandeurs d'asile
25% Déplacés internes et Retournés dans la région du Lac selon le cluster Abris/CCCM (réf. www.sheltercluster.org/response/chad).
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.8 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.2 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 350 million