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Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNHCR: Resources strained as thousands flee conflict in eastern Congo. 12 Nov 2019
- USAID: USAID announces nearly $56 million in additional assistance to contain Ebola in the DRC. 8 Nov 2019
- WHO: 835,000 people to receive second dose of the cholera vaccine in North Kivu. 31 Oct 2019
- WHO: Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response. 22 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- UNHCR: People displaced in eastern DRC face widespread human rights violations. 12 Nov 2019
- OCHA: République démocratique du Congo - Note d’informations humanitaires pour les provinces du Bas-Uélé, Haut-Uélé, de l’Ituri et la Tshopo (12 novembre 2019). 16 Nov 2019
- OCHA: République démocratique du Congo - Note d’informations humanitaires pour les provinces du Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba et Tanganyika (14 novembre 2019). 16 Nov 2019
- WHO: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 14 November 2019. 14 Nov 2019
- USAID: USAID Announces Nearly $56 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 8 Nov 2019
4.54 million people facing acute food insecurity from September to December 2019 (IPC)
2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)
2.69 million people assisted by WFP in September 2019
1.47 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.24 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
180,478 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
This document offers an analysis of the population movement dynamics and the profile of people moving across the Uganda border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The analysis is based on 1,470 individual surveys carried out between May and August 2019 with populations crossing seven Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) located at the Ugandan border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, namely Bunagana, Busanza, Ishasha, Kazinga, Kisenyi, Munyaga and Rwenshama.
Pace of decline in new adult HIV infections remains short of ambition
The co-conveners of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, UNAIDS and the United Nations Population Fund, have launched a new report on progress made in reducing new HIV infections across 28 countries that have been particularly affected by HIV. The report was launched at the High-Level Meeting of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, held on 12 November on the sidelines of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25.
The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2019/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annexe is to serve as a communication tool for DG ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.
Six new confirmed cases were reported in the past week (6 to 12 November) in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. All six cases resulted from local transmission in Beni and in Mabalako Health Zones, and all were known contacts of a confirmed case. While all cases can be linked to earlier transmission chains in Biakato Mines Health Area, Mandima Health Zone, that health area has not reported a case since 4 November.
So far in 2019, a total of 45,137 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Afghanistan (37%), Syria (28%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (7%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (36%), while 41% are men.
Arrivals in October 2019, at 8,996 decreased in comparison to September when 10,551 people had arrived on the islands. Arrivals during 2019 are 64% higher than those in 2018.
This month, 8,996 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last month’s 10,551 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 4,073 arrivals during the same period.
During 2019, a total of 45,137 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea.
The average daily arrivals this month equalled 290, compared to 352 in the previous month.
Monthly Arrivals and Estimated Population
The majority of October’s arrivals to the Aegean islands are from Syria (37%), Afghanistan (34%) and Iraq (6%).
• Kisoro has seven (7) Points of Entry (PoEs) with active screening operations in the reported period.
Two (2) of them are official PoEs (Cyanika and Bunagana).
• A total of 427,773 screenings have been completed at seven (7) PoEs at the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and at one (1) PoE with Rwanda.
• Bunagana alone registered approximately 47% of the total flow in Kisoro. Bunagana is the only official PoE bordering with DRC.
• A total of 6,448 people were screened during the reporting period at one (1) screening point at Rwenshama landing site on Lake Edward.
• Ratio of adult males and adult females was 83:11
• Only 359 children under 5 years old were registered during this period (6%).
• Adult males are the majority registered. This is because fishing is the most practiced economic activity at the landing site, which is male dominated.
• Eight (8) of the referenced Points of Entry (PoEs) had active screening activities during the reporting period. Two (2) of them are official PoEs (Ishasha2 and Kyeshero/Butogota).
• A total of 79,833 people were screened through eight (8) PoEs during the reporting period.
• The seven 7 PoEs had screening activities from the beginning of the month and the eighth (Kyabuyorwa Upper) resumed active screening activities during the reported period on 8 th October.
Between July and October, severe flooding affected more than 908,000 people across parts of Jonglei, Upper Nile, Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Lakes, and Central and Eastern Equatoria, where over 3 million people neede assistance even before the torrential rains. An estimated 620,000 people were in need of immediate assistance. The flooding submerged entire communities and rendered basic services and markets destroyed or inaccessible. An estimated 42 nutrition centres suspended their services, making children and women more vulnerable.
The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of October 2019, requirements had reached $26.5 billion.
As at the end of October, 148.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 58 countries. The plans aim to collectively provide aid to 109 million people.
Historic genocide case filed against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice
The Rome-Based Agencies (RBA) Resilience Initiative contributes to sustainably improve the food security and increase the resilience capacity to shocks and stressors of food insecure households, with a specific focus on vulnerable women and children, in protracted and recurrent crises affected-regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Niger and Somalia.
1. Situation update
Over the last three months, there has been a steady decrease in confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At the peak of the epidemic in the last week of April 2019, 120 cases were reported. In the week of 4 to 10 November 2019 only 12 cases were reported. Teams are building on this progress by enhancing efforts to thoroughly investigate all new cases and improving contact tracing in order to break the remaining transmission chains.