Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
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Headlines (most recent)
- 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
- Action Against Hunger: Hundreds of thousands who fled violence in DR Congo in desperate need, 11 aid agencies warn. 17 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- UNHCR: People displaced in eastern DRC face widespread human rights violations. 12 Nov 2019
- WHO: Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 67. 13 Nov 2019
- WFP: WFP Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #15. 11 Nov 2019
- USAID: USAID Announces Nearly $56 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 8 Nov 2019
- OCHA: République démocratique du Congo - Note d’informations humanitaires pour les provinces du Sud-Kivu et Maniema (11 novembre 2019). 13 Nov 2019
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.
The SeedCLIR: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) study assesses the enabling environment for seed across six provinces in eastern DRC. Applying the Seed Commercial, Legal, and Institutional Reform (SeedCLIR) analytical tool, the study evaluates the challenges facing eastern DRC’s informal seed sector and the prospects for transforming it into one supportive of reliable access to affordable, quality seed for smallholder farmers.
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%).
Since mid-October heavy rains have caused flooding across numerous provinces in DRC, including Sud-Ubangi, Nord-Ubangi, and Mongala.
Assessments are still ongoing, but initial reports indicate that 40,000 people have been displaced, particularly in communities along the Ubangi River. In the Libenge and Zongo territories of Sud-Ubangi, approximately 14,200 homes have been destroyed and schools, bridges, and crops have been...
• 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.
Dundo, 13 November 2019. After around 14,700 refugees opted to return spontaneously to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by their own means from mid-August, the United Nations, including its Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is now supporting the organized voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees to their regions of origin. Since the beginning of October, UNHCR has already organized four convoys from Lóvua settlement in the province of Lunda Norte to Tshikapa in the Kasai Region via the border of Nachiri.
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.