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- 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
- Les enfants sont particulièrement touchés par l’épidémie d’Ebola en RDC
- Children particularly affected by the Ebola outbreak in the DRC – UNICEF
- Vaccination, a central strategy in the fight against Ebola in DRC: A new outbreak in the North Kivu (northeast region)
- WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Researchers Plot Maps, Collect Data to Fight Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks
By Lara Cooper
As Ebola casualties continue to rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Direct Relief has shipped critical protective equipment to the region to safeguard patients and healthcare workers from the disease.
Ebola is an infectious and often fatal disease that results in fever and severe internal bleeding. It is highly contagious through infected bodily fluids such as sweat, blood, and saliva, and remains infectious even after death. Access to proper protective gear is critical to prevent the spread of disease.
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.
By Yves Willemot
For Jean-Pierre Masuku, the fight against the new Ebola epidemic in North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is not new. He witnessed the disease in Equateur Province, 2,500 kilometres west of the newly affected areas. “But whatever it is, you do not get used to fighting a highly dangerous, contagious and deadly disease like Ebola,” he says.
The work is definitely not over. We still have a lot of people to sensitize
“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”
By IOM Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aug 15 2018 (IOM) - The mighty Congo River both connects Kinshasa with Equateur Province where an Ebola epidemic began in May 2018 and separates the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Congo-Brazzaville, hidden in the haze on the other bank.
Since the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared on 1 August 2018, a total of 66 cases were reported, consisting of 39 confirmed EVD cases and 27 probable cases. In addition, there are 36 suspected cases which are being investigated. 42 deaths are reported. Over 1 000 contacts of confirmed and/or probable EVD cases have been identified and are being followed-up. The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the DRC initiated a prompt national and international mobilisation jointly with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 13th August 2018
- Cumulative cases: 57
- Confirmed cases: 30
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 41
- Cases under investigation: 58
- Areas affected: Two provinces; North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo: Ituri; Mambasa, Mandina - Note: There is no suspected or confirmed case in Uganda
185,798 - Number of refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 5 August 2018.
6,515 - Number of new arrivals with heightened protection needs registered in 2018.
3,722 - Cumulative number of refugees assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.
Update on Achievements
781,697 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
KINSHASA, 15 août 2018 – La Suède accorde son soutien aux programmes Santé et Protection de l’enfant de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans le cadre d’un nouvel accord de partenariat d’un montant de 12,2 millions de dollars américains, signé le 8 août 2018 à Kinshasa.
The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 30 June 2018, 781,697 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.
From 1 January to 30 June 2018 alone, some 112,401 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda,
Burundi and Zambia.
In June, UNHCR biometrically registered 1,372 Burundian refugees, and 313 newly-arrived South Sudanese refugees.
The relocation and biometric registration of some 12,000 refugees residing in highly insecure border areas of Dungu Territory (Haut-Uélé Province) was a pressing priority but remained on hold due to the lack of funding and questions relating to the area of their relocation.
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.
Pour la deuxième fois en l'espace de quelques mois, Ebola frappe à nouveau la République démocratique du Congo. Aujourd'hui, le virus meurtrier menace le Nord-Kivu, une province ravagée par un conflit armé et par la violence, ce qui risque de rendre cette nouvelle flambée encore plus dévastatrice.
by YVES WILLEMOT
KINSHASA, 14 August 2018 – UNICEF is shipping additional 90 tons of health, water and sanitation supplies to help contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
LAURENT SAM OUSSOU
Kananga, le 31 juillet 2018 - Le Bureau conjoint des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme BCNUDH a organisé au cours du mois de juillet une série de sensibilisation se rapportant aux droits et devoirs en période électoral en direction de différents acteurs.