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
- Children account for more than one third of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
- CERF allocates $10 million to support regional Ebola response in central Africa
- Great Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (September - October 2018)
- OXFAM: Ebola cases in DRC reach 500, as country faces threat of more violence ahead of elections
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak – Situation Overview DG ECHO Daily Map | 12/12/2018
Intercommunal clashes in Alindao and Batangafo kill and displace civilians, damage infrastructure
Countrywide insecurity continues to endanger aid workers
Number of severely food-insecure people in CAR increases by nearly 20 percent between March and September
The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By using proven public health measures as well as new tools at hand (immunization and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought to an end, despite multifaceted challenges.
This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for DRC, which cover the full month.
An increasing number of Central African refugees are voicing their intention of returning to their country of origin, primarily to Bangui. 876 households (3,707 people) have so far indicated this intention in Boyabu, Inke and Mole camps (Nord and Sub-Ubangi provinces). UNHCR continues to collect intentions of return.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
- Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Lassa fever in Nigeria
- Measles in Mauritius
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
On the 23 November 2018, the State Ministry of Health was notified of a suspected case of Ebola at the Sekure Payam, Nzara County. The suspect is a 25 years old farmer, who resides at “Hai Network” but travelled to Bangadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the 16 November 2018. He felt unwell on the 18 November 2018 with complains of fever, joint pain, vomiting of blood and diarrhoea.
Current major event
Transition from EWARN to routine surveillance
A three days workshop was conducted in Damascus, Syria from 8-10 August 2018 to disseminate findings of Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) evaluation in Syria. Participants included Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and technical EWARN officers. During this workshop the question of how and when to transition from EWARN to routine surveillance was examined.
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.
Monthly Trend of Asylum Seekers
• Distribution des vivres pour environ 30 000 personnes dans le Territoire de Walikale
• Reprise des activités scolaires dans l’ensemble du Territoire de Beni
Aperçu de la situation
• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.
• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.
• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.
• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.
Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area
Following the cease fire signed on December 2017, the security in the Pool Region has significantly improved and movement of return of displaced population started since then.
37,108 children under five immunized against measles in Pool and Bouenza departments with UNICEF support.
As of 30 September, UNICEF HAC is only funded 33%. An additional US$ 6 million is required for UNICEF to meet the needs of vulnerable children and women, especially in the Education, Wash and Child Protection sectors.
139 asylum seekers arrived during the month of September of which 76.2% were from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Zimbabwe Refugee Committee (ZRC) held its third session for Refugee Status Determination of 2018 from 3- 6 September 2018 at Tongogara.
The population verification exercise for the Zimbabwe operation that was scheduled from 1- 16 October was postponed due to the cholera epidemic
20,410 persons of concern
• Plus de 370 000 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre octobre et novembre dans cinq provinces de la République démocratique du Congo, selon les sources officielles. Des mouvements spontanés des personnes retournées sont de plus en plus observés en direction des grandes agglomérations.
• Selon une mission d’évaluation humanitaire, quelques 183 000 personnes seraient retournées vers la province du Kwango, contre 31 926 rapportées dans les statistiques officielles au 30 novembre.
• 3,875 households were visited through C4D door-to-door sessions.
• 1340 persons affected by the EVD received psychosocial support in the Ebola Treatment Centers.