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25 May 2018 description

Kinshasa – Last week, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), cases of Ebola were confirmed in Mbandaka, a city with a population of 1.2 million people some 150 kilometres from where the outbreak originated in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province.

The fact that Mbandaka is connected by river routes to DRC’s capital Kinshasa as well as cities in the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, has fuelled concerns that the disease could spread more widely.

18 May 2018 description

Kinshasa – Tomorrow (19/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is supporting the deployment of teams of epidemiologists and medical staff from the Ministry of Health and the National Programme of Hygiene at Borders (PNHF) in Kinshasa to 16 points of entry along the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) borders. This deployment is part of an effort to prevent and control the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, supporting the World Health Organization (WHO).

15 May 2018 description

Kinshasa – Over the past few days, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has raced to support the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Congolese Ministry of Health in addressing the needs of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). IOM is focusing on population mobility mapping at border-crossings and in the affected province, as well as risk communication and sanitary control.

07 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

DTM flow monitoring data compiled from national authorities and IOM offices show that the number of arrivals through Mediterranean routes between January and March 2018 is half the number of arrivals in the same period in 2017. In the first quarter of 2018 a total of 1,956 migrants and asylum seekers arrived in Europe using different land and sea routes, in comparison to 34,531 registered in the first quarter of 2017. As previously reported, the decrease is mainly due to the drop in arrivals in Italy.

02 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • IOM distributed tarpaulins, shelter and non-food item kits to a total of 3,954 vulnerable internally displaced households in North Kivu.

  • IOM conducted site decommissioning of the collective centre Ecole Primaire La Gloire in Tanganyika in preparation of the site closure.

  • IOM has expanded its Displacement Tracking Matrix activities in DRC to include seven provinces in order to capture population movement in the areas affected by conflict.

Situation Overview

02 May 2018 description

In South Sudan, IOM, Partners Vaccination Campaigns Reach over 144,000 People in March

During March IOM and partners vaccinated over 144,000 people. In Malakal and Wau nearly 60,400 people received oral cholera vaccine, whilst in Aweil East, 83,700 children were reached with measles vaccination.

Children are extremely vulnerable to outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, particularly in areas such as Aweil East where health conditions are further compromised by severe food insecurity and poor living conditions.

01 May 2018 description

Background

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in support of the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, conducted a biometric registration (BMR) exercise in Greater Mayom from 21 January to 18 March 2018 covering ten different registration centres. The team processed a total of 137,538 individuals corresponding to 47,707 households.

20 Apr 2018 description

Kinshasa – Beginning on Monday (16/04) and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), IOM and ACP-EU Migration Action hosted a five-day training on countering trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling for Congolese Government officials.

Experiencing numerous cases of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, the DRC is a country of origin, transit and, to a lesser extent, a destination for trafficked and smuggler migrants.

13 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – Deadly violence has forced millions of people from their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of internally displaced persons in the country to 4.5 million.

The funding levels required to address the enormous needs have not been met. Only 11 per cent of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s appeal for 2018 (USD 75 million) has been funded. The DRC is in urgent need of humanitarian funding to respond to the deteriorating situation and save lives.

06 Apr 2018 description

Goma – The Government of Canada announced on Wednesday (4/04) that they will fund IOM, the UN Migration Agency in its response to the ongoing displacement crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The funding, which totals CAD 2 million, will be used to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to displaced people in three provinces: North Kivu, Tanganyika and Ituri.

“This funding arrives at a time when IOM is scaling up its response to the escalating displacement crisis in DRC,” said Jean-Philippe Chauzy, IOM DRC Chief of Mission.

05 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • IOM distributed 124 tarpaulins to vulnerable households transferred to Kalunga displacement site from EP La Gloire collective centre.

  • IOM conducted a monitoring mission in North Kivu to monitor and evaluate its implementing partners’ work, the conditions in the displacement sites, as well as to meet and talk with IDPs.

  • IOM conducted rapid sites assessments in three spontaneous displacements sites in Bunia, Ituri province.

Situation Overview

03 Apr 2018 description

12,736 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE IN 2018 10,566 ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2018 2,170 ARRIVALS BY LAND IN 2017 20,200 ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2017

Highlights

29 Mar 2018 description

Dans le cadre de son programme de matrice de suivi des déplacements en RDC, l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) a produitdes profils des sites de déplacement et centres collectifs situés dans et autour de la ville de Kalemie en province de Tanganyika. Il s’agit au total de 8 sites de déplacement (Katanika, Cinquantenaire, Kalunga, Mukuku, Kalenge, Kalonda, Kaseke, Mwaka) et 5 centres collectifs (Ecole privée (EP) Hodari, EP Moni, Kakomba Office, Kakomba TESEF et Lubuye).

22 Mar 2018 description

In this issue of the UN Migration Agency Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa bulletin, we reflect on our water and sanitation work in the region.

IOM, with support of its partner, has been providing life-saving water and sanitation services to displaced persons, refugees and host communities in the region.