Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Drought - Nov 2018
- 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
Most read reports
- Strategic Response Plan for the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Provinces of North Kivu and Iture (February - July 2019)
- Containing the Ebola Outbreak at the Crossroads of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- MSF starts enrolling patients in clinical trial of potential Ebola treatments
- DRC: Thousands in Yumbi need ongoing support after recent conflict
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo – Refugee influx from South Sudan (DG ECHO, UN) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 February 2019)
Polio this week as of 20 February 2019
Trends in aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested (KKA) as reported in open sources
There is a remarkable similarity in the number of open-source reported events as well as the number of affected aid workers in January 2018 and January 2019. Numbers of reported events and affected aid workers rose in the first part of 2018 and declined in the second half of 2018. The graph below summarizes the data from the twelve Aid in Danger Monthly News Briefs (MNB) of 2018. Links to the original sources for these data are available in past editions of the MNB.
Active EVD screening ongoing at 8 Point of Entry (PoE) sites, and health and hygiene promotion educators continued to reach populations in all target areas (Gimunu Boma, Tokori,
Marakonye Boma and Attende Boma). WASH infrastructure activities continued at Yei SSRRC and Yei airstrip
The EVD screening site at Salia Musala PoE is presently under construction; the selection of the screening teams and training of health workers will begin next week
Interactive voice response uses recorded messages to provide menu options for callers to access information and provide feedback
Current major event
Knowledge gaps: Multiple drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan
Cases of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella typhoid (MDR S. Typhi) fever continue to report from Pakistan. Between November 2016 to February 2019, a total of 5 853 MDR typhoid fever cases were reported from different districts of Sindh province. Currently, there are a number of knowledge gaps which is hindering effective control of this out-break.
Following the terrorist attack that occurred on 15th January 2019 in Westlands in Nairobi, UNHCR and partners increased monitoring and detention interventions, while advising the refugee community to remain calm. So far, there have been no major implications on POCs.
A task force of innovation experts drawn from different units responded to the ‘Call for Applications to the Innovation Fund’ by submitting two proposals:
188,582 Refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as of 5 February 2019.
922 New arrivals refugees and asylum seekers registered since the beginning of January 2019.
4,278 Individuals assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.
7,165 Households in Kalobeyei received Cash for Core Relief Items (soap and sanitary towels)
2,250 new arrivals were registered in December; 1,410 in Nairobi, 836 in Kakuma and 4 in Dadaab 81,983
Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014. In January 2019, 77 were assisted to return to Somalia
By end of January 2019, there were 209,979 (44%) refugees in Dadaab, 188,513 (40%) and in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 76,920 (16%) in urban areas.
Working with Partners
The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 3 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley and Ifo.
Kambioos refugee camp was closed on 31st March 2017 and Ifo2 refugee camp was closed on 31st May 2018.
Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.
This factsheet provides a statistical snapshot of UNHCR’s resettlement activities up to the end of December 2018. All figures are provisional and subject to change. Additional data can be accessed in UNHCR’s Resettlement Data Finder.
Incidents of threats and violence affecting emergency health care
Democratic Republic of the Congo
11 January 2019: In Marabo town, Ituri province, local taxi drivers and other residents opposed to the construction of an Ebola isolation centre threw rocks at NGO health workers. Source: ACLED1
Between 1 January and 31 December 2018, some 141,500 refugees and migrants arrived via the three Mediterranean routes from North Africa and Turkey. Most crossed the Western Mediterranean from Morocco and Algeria to Spain. Arrivals in 2018 most commonly originated from Guinea, Morocco, Mali and the Syrian Arab Republic.
In 2018, 64% of arrivals were men, 15% women and 22% children.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,
The 2019 Annual Letter by Bill & Melinda Gates makes a case for investment in global health. Progress by Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a good reminder of how investment in global health funds benefits people around the world. Read the letter here.
In Indonesia, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak is confirmed. See Indonesia section below for more details.
Five times more children than fighters are being killed in conflicts, new Save the Children report reveals
At least 550,000 babies are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children — an average of well over 100,000 every year. DR Congo and South Sudan – where most of the nearly 1.2 million refugees in Uganda come from – are both listed in the 10 worst countries.
• In 2018, Uganda responded to several crises including the refugee influx from DRC, Burundi and South Sudan, disease outbreaks such as cholera, and flooding in Bududa, Eastern Uganda.
• Those most affected by emergencies in Uganda were women and children. Sixty per cent of refugees and host communities were children still in need of essential services for their survival, development and well-being.
MERS cluster in Oman
During the month of January 2019, the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported a cluster of five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection from the North Batinah Governorate. Two cases from this cluster were fatal.
● EVD awareness sessions continued in all target locations (Gimunu Boma, Tokori, Marakonye Boma and Attende Boma). WASH activities continued at Yei SSRRC and Yei airstrip screening points.
● EVD prevention activities were held on proper handwashing with soap and water in Morokonye Boma, Attende Boma in Gimunu Payam, Tokori Payam, and the SSRRC screening point, reaching a total of 3,458 individuals this week.