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- Strategic Response Plan for the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Provinces of North Kivu and Iture (February - July 2019)
- Containing the Ebola Outbreak at the Crossroads of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- MSF starts enrolling patients in clinical trial of potential Ebola treatments
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 7: 11 - 17 February 2019; Data as reported by 17:00; 17 February 2019
- DRC Population Movement - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 3 (EPoA) DREF n° MDRCD023
Judith Matloff, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
A worst-case scenario is unfolding for refugees from Rwanda and Burundi and local residents in eastern Zaire. Refugee camp residents and local Zairians are caught in a crossfire between Zairian troops and Tutsi rebels, from which they have begun to flee--most toward the interior of Zaire, where no facilities and few resources are readily available to protect them and meet their emergency needs.
Limited relief is reaching refugees in Eastern Zaire
UNHCR is cut off from all but about 400,000 of the one million refugees in eastern Zaire. They are at Lac Vert and Mugunga camps, which are in the Goma region. Those are the camps sheltering practically all of the 194,000 refugees ho fled Kibumba camp following an attack Friday night. In addition, about 10,000 displaced Zairians are sheltering there.
UNHCR is cut off from all but about 400,000 of the one million refugees in eastern Zaire. They are at Lac Vert and Mugunga camps, which are in the Goma region. Those are the camps sheltering practically all of the 194,000 refugees who fled Kibumba camp following an attack Friday night. In addition, about 10,000 displaced Zairians are sheltering there.
BURUNDI, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA &
ZAIRE: RWANDAN AND BURUNDIAN REFUGEES
emergency appeal no. 01.02/96 situation report no. 8 period covered: 27-28 October 1996
EMERGENCY REPORT - KIVU CRISIS
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BUKAVU, Zaire (Reuter) - Zairean
and Rwandan forces traded mortar and machinegun fire across their border
Tuesday as the U.N. sought satellite photos to help trace hundreds of thousands
of Hutu refugees fleeing Tutsi rebels inside Zaire.
Reuters reporters and other witnesses in the Rwandan border town of Cyangugu, just across the border from Bukavu, spoke
From Moses Draku; PANA Correspondent
(FR) (UNHCR distributes remaining food
stocks to preempt looters) (890)
By Wendy Lubetkin
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Zairian troops in Bukavu are reported to be out of control with widespread looting and violence as consequence. ACT partner offices as well as mission centers are confirmed looted by sources in Bukavu. The same sources also testify that most other UN/NGO property including vehicles have been looted by soldiers. The civilian governor of the town now has been or will soon be substituted with a military general who flew in from Kinshasa yesterday. Leading staff members with local ACT partner CEPZa/CELPa were evacuated Monday. All international UN and NGO staff left town during Monday.
TITLE=U-N / ZAIRE (L)
TITLE=U-N/E-U/ZAIRE (S ONLY)
TITLE=ZAIRE / REFUGEES (L-CQ)
TITLE=U-N / ZAIRE (S)
TITLE=ZAIRE FIGHTING (L)
NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) - Aid workers
sweated on Tuesday to dig latrines and avert disaster at the Mugunga camp
eastern Zaire, where fugitives from war have turned into the world's biggest refugee camp, crammed with about 400,000
Aid officials said the Rwandan Hutu refugees faced twin threats of disease and food shortages, as supplies have been disrupted by fighting between Zairean troops and Tutsi rebels.
Once again the Great Lakes region of Africa is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster.