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
- CERF allocates $10 million to support regional Ebola response in central Africa
- Children account for more than one third of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Great Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (September - October 2018)
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 19
- OXFAM: Ebola cases in DRC reach 500, as country faces threat of more violence ahead of elections
• 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.
Près de cinq mois après la déclaration de la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE), la riposte demeure une entreprise difficile. Néanmoins, en collaboration avec le Ministère de la santé et ses partenaires, l’OMS continue d’agir en vue d’endiguer la flambée et d’y mettre fin. Le Ministère de la santé, l’OMS et les autres partenaires interviennent particulièrement activement dans les zones où la transmission de la MVE se poursuit, notamment Butembo, Katwa, Beni et Kalunguta.
Les crises affectent un plus grand nombre de personnes, durent plus longtemps et les conflits demeurent la cause principale des besoins humanitaires et de protection. L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale présente des plans détaillés, priorisés, et chiffrés sur la manière dont les Nations Unies et ses organisations partenaires répondront à ces besoins à travers le monde
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
By Diana Shaw
Your country is at war and has been for years. And there are not just two armies fighting, but instead around 30 armed groups.
Anywhere and everywhere can be a battlefield and nobody knows when the next round of violence will break out.
They don’t just attack each other – kidnappings, random shootings and sexual assaults are common.
Elections are a month away. You feel it’s likely that tensions will get worse.
Then people start to die from a disease you’ve never seen or heard of before.
Kasese 3rd December 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak spirals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and DRC have resolved to increase cross-border surveillance on both sides of the Uganda-DRC border. This was the consensus during a cross-border meeting among health officials from the two countries, held at Kasindi- Lubiriha immigrations office, in DRC.
The nineteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 27 November 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.
The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Our teams continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control.
Increasing number of cases
As part of Italy’s support to humanitarian mine clearance operations, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, provided funds to finance 12 mine clearance projects comprehensively worth more than 3.5 million euros.
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:
Yellow fever in South Sudan
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Hepatitis E in Central African Republic
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
2,469,552 * South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).
4,418 * South Sudanese refugee arrivals in September 2018.
300,137 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.96 million IDPs including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
4.76 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)
378,231 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, the DRC, Uganda).
6,648 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in September 2018, totalling 39,156 assisted in 2018.
242 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in September 2018, totalling 6,449 arrivals in the region.
Highlights and Operational Context
6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.
7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.
Achievements and Impact
8 - 10 October 2018, Mwanza: In this three-days intensive Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training, organised jointly by the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 35 healthcare workers from the three highest risk regions, Kigoma, Kagera and Mwanza, were assembled at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza. Participants included clinicians, nurses, health officers, and ambulance attendants.
Ever since mid-2017, all the villages in the Kalambayi health district in the Lomami province have Celluled’Animation Communautaire(CACs) (community action groups) each of which is made up of a village chief and community members. These groups are in charge of coordinating vaccination campaign community initiatives.
Depuis le second semestre 2017, tous les villages de la zone de santé de Kalambayi, dans la province de Lomami, disposent d’une Cellule d’Animation Communautaire (CAC) composée par le chef du village et les membres de la communauté. Cette structure se charge de coordonner les initiatives communautaires lors des campagnes de vaccination.
La Belgique va contribuer, dans les deux années à venir, à raison de 4,4 millions d’euros (5 millions de dollars US) à la lutte contre les maladies tropicales négligées au travers du Projet spécial élargi pour l'Élimination des Maladies tropicales négligées (ESPEN pour Extended Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases). Ce projet de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé vise à maîtriser voire éliminer cinq maladies tropicales. La fondation Bill & Melinda Gates doublera la mise belge.
ACCRA, Ghana, le 20 novembre 2018— La pratique du mariage d’enfants coûtera des dizaines de milliards de dollars aux pays africains, indique un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale publié à l’occasion du deuxième Sommet de la Commission de l’Union africaine pour mettre fin au mariage précoce qui se tiendra cette semaine au Ghana.