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23 Oct 2018 description

La riposte à la flambée épidémique de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) s’est considérablement améliorée ces dernières semaines, notamment grâce à l’efficacité des équipes de vaccination sur le terrain et aux progrès de la participation communautaire et de la communication sur les risques dans les zones prioritaires. Toutefois, à mesure que de nouveaux cas continuent d’émerger à Beni et semblent plus près des «zones rouges» à haut risque, il est clair que des risques subsistent et qu’il est prioritaire de prendre des mesures de riposte énergiques.

23 Oct 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • In response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk”, the WCO South Sudan has deployed members of staff to the prioritized states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau to strengthen the EVD preparedness coordination with partners on ground and the national task force in Juba.

  • The WHO Representative to South Sudan, Dr Olushayo Olu led a team to Yambio to reinforce the WHO’s leadership in EVD preparedness activities in the state.

23 Oct 2018 description

La riposte à la flambée épidémique de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo est de plus en plus compromise par les problèmes de sécurité dans les zones à risque, en particulier à Beni. Ces incidents ont de graves répercussions tant sur les civils que sur les agents de première ligne, obligeant à suspendre les activités de riposte à la MVE et augmentant le risque que le virus continue de se propager.

23 Oct 2018 description
report Columbia University

A year-long program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The studies, which appear in BMJ: Global Health, were led by researchers in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

22 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19313

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général est indigné par les assassinats et les enlèvements de civils par des groupes armés qui se poursuivent dans la région de Beni, dans la province du Nord-Kivu en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Il condamne l’assassinat d’au moins 11 civils, dont un garçon, samedi, tandis que plusieurs autres ont été blessés ou enlevés lors d’une attaque de la ville de Mayongose, dans la banlieue de Beni.

22 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

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

  • Dengue Fever in Senegal

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

The UN is committed to recognizing the rights of victims of sexual exploitation by UN personnel but, when it comes to preventing and responding to abuse, there is a still “a long way to go, and many challenges to overcome,” says the UN’s first-ever Victims’ Rights Advocate Jane Connors.

Ms. Connors’ post was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2017, a year that saw 62 allegations of abuse by UN personnel.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers
- Total Refugees: 2.5M
- Total IDPs in Burundi: 159,152
- Total Burundi Returnees: 47,000
- 1.5M Children (59%)
- 95,491 IDP Children (60%)

22 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19313

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups in the Beni area of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He condemns Saturday's killing of at least 11 civilians, including one boy, as well as the injury and abduction of several more during an attack on the town of Mayongose on the outskirts of Beni.

22 Oct 2018 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

The humanitarian needs in the DRC have reached alarming proportions. 2017 was one of the most violent years in history. According to the 2017 – 2019 HRP updated for 2018, 13.1 million people (including 7.7 million children) are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. This constitutes nearly 14% of the total population of the country projected in 2018. The NFI / Shelter Cluster has thus far targeted 30% of people in need in 2018 – i.e. 825,552 persons (43 %) out of 1,930,572 persons in need.

RESPONSE

22 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 1,179 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 654 arrivals and from last year’s 1,054 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 168, compared to 93 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Nearly 18,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (27%), Iraq (21%) and Syria (17%).

22 Oct 2018 description

The Commission is allocating an additional € 7.2 million to strengthen its response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is not yet under control. Total EU response so far stands at € 12.83 million in 2018.

The EU funding will help partner organisations working on the ground to deploy extra capacities to the affected areas. It will improve surveillance and the capacity to trace victims of Ebola, notably early cases.

22 Oct 2018 description

20 Families reunified in Western Equatoria

1,110 metres Of new water pipeline and distribution networks extended in Pamir

4,889 Refugees reached with hygiene and sanitation messages in Central Equatoria

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

300,137 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 30 September 2018.

1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 14 September 2018.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 277 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 12 countries in Southern Africa between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

22 Oct 2018 description

D’un cout global de 100 mille dollars américains, l’appui de la Monusco consiste au financement de projets qui visent à occuper d’anciens combattants avec des activités génératrices de revenus telles que l’agriculture et l’élevage dans la localité de Bwegera, groupement de Kakamba dans la plaine de la Ruzizi.

22 Oct 2018 description

Press statement by Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in DR Congo:

"We are deeply concerned by the rapidly escalating and increasingly dangerous violence in Eastern DR Congo.

22 Oct 2018 description

The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a high risk of introduction into neighboring countries including Rwanda. An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometers.

Countries with land borders adjoining the DRC like Rwanda have been advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently strengthen their surveillance and alert systems for early detection of potential cases, and overall preparedness for timely and effective response.

22 Oct 2018 description
report Caritas

Kamako, le 19 octobre 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : 406.716 Congolais expulsés de l'Angola vivent dans des conditions précaires dans les Provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, du Kwango et du Kongo Central depuis le 1er Octobre 2018.

Selon les Caritas diocésaines concernées par cette crise et les témoignages recueillis auprès des autorités locales, les expulsions se font dans des conditions inhumaines de fortes violences, tracasserie, des extorsions perpétrées, des tortures des violences sexuelles à l’égard des femmes.