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
- 80 per cent of school children returned to school in Ebola-affected areas
- DRC: MSF uses new medical approaches to contain Ebola outbreak
- DR Congo: Upsurge in Killings in ‘Ebola Zone’
- MSF adapts to changing needs in Greater Kasai region
- WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda
• 39,352 children under the age of 5 have been screened for malnutrition and 3,450 were admitted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment in July in UNICEF-supported outpatient and inpatient treatment centers in drought affected areas and Lunda Norte.
• 1,000 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Luanda’s cholera affected communities, reaching over 23,000 people per day through door-to-door visits.
The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in March 2017 triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million persons and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.
The warning came from the liaison officer to World Health Organisation in the region, Armando Aspirante.
Aspirante told Angop that several protection measures are being implemented along the border area, the communes of Chiluange and Cassai Sul share with the DRC.
The official said that there are skilled surveillance teams in both communes and well equipped health facilities to deal with eventual cases of disease.
LÓVUA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Lunda Norte Province, Angola—With a grin on her face, Marie Anny, 13, approaches. On any other day she would be taking advantage of the free time during school at Lóvua refugee settlement to play with her friends. But today, she can barely contain her excitement.
She is to receive a dignity kit, distributed at her school by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Water is vital for the life of refugees and is used for human consumption, hygiene for clothes washing, showers and for agriculture. Water provision is part of the group of Basic Needs and Essential Services that is implemented by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is included into the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) cluster of the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF). As such, water is always prioritised at the onset of the emergency phase of any humanitarian response as well as during the search for durable solutions.
35,645 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte
22,429 Receiving food Assistance
13,707 Refugees in Lóvua settlement
8,722 Refugees in Dundo Town
75% Of the Congolese refugees are women and children
5,363 Refugee households
The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.
The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.
890 suspected cases of cholera, including 15 deaths, were reported from January to June in Uige, Cabinda and Luanda Provinces.
Throughout the year, 1,250 mobilizers were trained on cholera prevention in Uige and Luanda’s cholera affected communities through door-to-door visits, reaching over 185,000 people.
There is a shortage of classrooms to accommodate both refugee and host community students. More trained teachers, sanitation facilities, equipment, and materials are urgently needed.
Only 39 per cent of required maize meal and 28 per cent of the usual amount of pulses will be distributed in August due to funding shortage.
Lack of funding is hampering the transition from emergency shelter to a more permanent housing solution in Lóvua settlement.
Luanda, 17 July 2018 – 17 years ago, I visited the Jesuits in Angola. On our way to a retreat house site outside Luanda, we stopped at Viana, a rural area where JRS was working with refugees from Rwanda and Congo and Angolans displaced by civil war.
17 years later, I visit Viana again. In 2018, Viana is now part of sprawling Luanda, a poor, mixed community of Angolans and refugees. JRS is still there.