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29 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

West and Central Africa is the region with the world’s second-highest HIV burden. While progress in the HIV response has been slow, political will is positioned to tackle the challenges. Less than half of pregnant and breastfeeding women were covered by prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 2017. An estimated 69,000 adolescents aged 10–19 years were newly infected with HIV in 2017, a number only 1 per cent lower than in 2010. About the same number (67,000) of estimated new HIV infections occurred among children aged 0–9 years in 2017.

29 Nov 2018 description

As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak approaches five months since declaration, responding to the outbreak continues to be a challenge; nevertheless, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners, WHO remains focused on the ongoing containment efforts to end the outbreak. The MoH, WHO and partners are intensively focusing response activities in areas where EVD transmission continues, including Butembo, Katwa, Beni and Kalunguta.

29 Nov 2018 description
  • The number of cases of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak is now second only to the 2014 West Africa outbreak;

  • Outbreak is far from under control and likely to continue for at least another six months.

29 Nov 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • 30 000 personnes nouvellement déplacées enregistrées à Oicha (Territoire de Beni)

  • 35 000 personnes reçoivent de l’assistance dans le Territoire de Lubero

Aperçu de la situation

29 Nov 2018 description

This rapid compilation of data analyses provides a ‘stock-take’ of social science and behavioural data related to the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Based on data gathered and analysed by organisations working in the region, we aimed to explore convergences and divergences between datasets and, when possible, differences by geographic area, demographic group, time period and other relevant variables.

29 Nov 2018 description

As of 31 October 2018, 781,917 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2018 alone, some 147,750 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

29 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on 29 NOVEMBER 2018 by SYLVIE LOVWA

Miketa is a village in the Miabi territory, in the south-east of the Kasaï-Oriental province, which has been shaken by the violence occurring the Grand Kasaï region since August 2016. Now that calm has returned and humanitarian aid has arrived, the inhabitants that had fled due to the violence are returning.

29 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 29 NOVEMBRE 2018 par SYLVIE LOVWA

Miketa est un village situé dans le territoire de Miabi, au sud-est de la Province du Kasaï-Oriental, secoué par les violences qui ont frappé la région du Grand Kasaï dès août 2016. Avec le retour au calme et l’aide humanitaire, les habitants qui avaient fui le village lors des violences se réapproprient leur village.

29 Nov 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Goma, 23 novembre 2018, Mercy Corps débute de grands travaux de construction d’infrastructures d’eau afin d’améliorer l’accès à l’eau potable de la population de Goma et Bukavu. Et, par conséquent réduire le nombre des enfants de moins de 5 ans qui meurent en grande partie de maladies hydriques. Ces travaux de 15 mois sont réalisés avec les fonds de la coopération Britannique à travers DFID, pour appuyer le Gouvernement de la République Démocratique Congo (RDC) dans sa mission d’approvisionnement en eau potable de la population de Bukavu et Goma.

29 Nov 2018 description

I. CONTEXTE

En Février 2018, des violences intercommunautaires ont éclatées dans le territoire de Djugu, en Ituri, poussant des milliers de personnes à fuir leurs habitations et chercher refuge dans d’autres territoires voisins dans la province, y compris dans la ville de Bunia et même en Ouganda. Ces violences ont engendré une crise humanitaire dont les effets néfastes se font sentir dans tous les domaines.

29 Nov 2018 description
  1. Among the Congolese citizens expelled from Angola in October, UNHCR identified 2,373 Congolese citizens holding refugee documents from Angola.

  2. DRC authorities reported crossings of an estimated 600 Central Africans into DRC; mainly women and children fleeing renewed violence in the Central African Republic.

  3. UNHCR documented 11,528 South Sudanese refugees in border areas in Dungu Territory. 93% expressed the wish to relocate away from the border.

Refugees

Burundian refugees

29 Nov 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ensure Fair Process, Safety of Participants in Crucial Case

(Goma) – The trial of a militia leader for mass rape and other grave crimes is crucial for justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka is being prosecuted for crimes against humanity, war crimes, terrorism, and related charges in a trial that began on November 27, 2018 in the eastern city of Goma.

28 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 28 November 2018 - Following media stories on the alleged suspected Ebola death in Kabarole District, the Ministry of Health together with the World Health Organization (WHO) wish to update the public as follows:

  1. On 26th November 2018, an alert case was received at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital from Bundibugyo district.

  2. The 38year old male alert case is one of the many alert cases received in different health facilities as a result of the heightened surveillance along all border districts.

28 Nov 2018 description

1. Situation Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and remain confident that the outbreak can be contained, despite ongoing challenges. Since our last report dated 21 November 2018 (External Situation Report 16), there have been a total of 48 new confirmed cases from Katwa (n=16), Beni (n=13), Kalunguta (n=9), Butembo (n=6), Oicha (n=2), Kyondo (n=1) and Mutwanga (n=1), and 24 new deaths.

28 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The refugee verification exercise that started in March 2018 by the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR has ended, revising the active registered population in Uganda to 1,154,352 individuals as of end of October 2018.

28 Nov 2018 description
report Enough Project

New legislation includes sanctions requirement targeting senior political leaders, works to counter corruption and human rights abuses, and support credible, transparent elections, free press, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo