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20 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

D. R. Congo: since week 12, epidemic increase of the new cholera outbreak in Ituri, near the Lake Albert where are located several camps of IDPs returning from Uganda. Persistence of other cholera outbreak, in particular along the Congo River axis and some micro-outbreaks in Kinshasa.

Liberia: One suspected case was reported at week 14.

Nigeria: At week 13, 337 cases and 8 deaths were reported from seven States. Of these, 19 were laboratory confirmed.

Faits saillants:

18 Apr 2018 description

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global gains in the fight against malaria could be reversed unless countries control the disease in conflict zones, where deaths and infections are rising, experts said on Tuesday.

The number of malaria cases worldwide increased in 2016 after 15 years of decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global leaders seek to reignite fight against deadly malaria

17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

16 Apr 2018 description

In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.

16 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Suspicion des cas de choléra dans la Zone de santé de Nizi : des personnes déplacées affectées.

  • L’occupation de quarante écoles par les déplacés perturbe la scolarité des enfants dans le Territoire de Djugu.

Aperçu de la situation

16 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Reprise des interventions humanitaires dans le Rutshuru

  • Risque de restriction d’assistance pour environ 200 000 personnes suite à l’état des routes à Masisi

Aperçu de la situation

15 Apr 2018 description
report ALIMA

A l'occasion d'une conférence de haut niveau des donateurs humanitaires, organisée conjointement par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA), l'Union européenne et le gouvernement néerlandais, les 13 et 14 avril à Genève, afin d’attirer l’attention sur la situation de plus en plus alarmante en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) et récolter davantage de fonds, nous nous sommes entretenus avec Tinou-paï Blanc, chef de mission pour ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) en RDC, et Dr Moumouni Kinda responsable des …

15 Apr 2018 description
report ALIMA

On the occasion of a high-level humanitarian donor conference, co-hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the European Union and Dutch Government in Geneva on April 13-14, which hopes to raise awareness about the increasingly alarming situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and attract more funding, we spoke with ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action)’s Head of Mission in DRC, Tinou-paï Blanc, and Program Manager who covers DRC, Dr. Moumouni Kinda, about the needs, the response and the challenges.

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

13 Apr 2018 description
report Norwegian Capacity

Oda Lykke Mortensen | Published 13. Apr 2018

The international community has failed to help and protect the people of DR Congo. 13.1 million people need humanitarian assistance, more than a double since 2014. Despite the situation getting worse, donors have reduced funding to the country. "Haven't the people of DR Congo suffered enough? Millions of lives are at stake, and if not taken seriously, the situation could get worse. Donors must step up their support," says NORCAP Director, Benedicte Giæver.

13 Apr 2018 description

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.

13 Apr 2018 description

L’an dernier, la Belgique a mobilisé un montant de 17 millions d’euros en faveur de l’aide humanitaire à la RDC. Le ministre De Croo va faire passer ce montant à 25 millions d’euros cette année. Notre pays entend ainsi donner un signal à la communauté internationale et à nouveau témoigner sa solidarité à la population congolaise. La Belgique invite aussi les autres pays à accroître leur efforts.

13 Apr 2018 description

Geneva, 13 April 2018

Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for coming. We are talking about problems and challenges today and for that reason, the first point I want to make is a positive point. Progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is possible. Over the last 15 years, under the leadership of the Government, infrastructure in many major cities has improved, access to education has increased, child mortality rates have fallen and immunization rates have increased.

13 Apr 2018 description

Contents

185 Surveillance to track progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2016–2017

195 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018

199 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases,
January-February 2018

Sommaire

185 Surveillance permettant de suivre les progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, 2016-2017

12 Apr 2018 description

Over the past year, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically. The crisis has deepened and spread, affecting people in areas previously considered stable and stretching the coping mechanism of people in areas already impacted.

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12 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

• Plus de 67 000 enfants vaccinés contre la rougeole, à Lubumbashi

• Manque d’intrants nutritionnels dans plusieurs structures de prise en charge de Lubumbashi

Besoins et Réponses humanitaires

Rougeole

Plus de 67 000 enfants de moins de cinq ans ont été vaccinés, du 27 au 31 mars 2018, contre la rougeole dans 27 aires des zones de santé de Kafubu, Kampemba, Kipushi, Kisanga, Mubunda et Ruashi. Plusieurs d’autres dizaines de cas continuent à être enregistrés dans la province.

12 Apr 2018 description

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC

Fourteen-year-old Kalala Kazamboua had just been taken back home after being treated for cholera at Mpoyi Health Centre in the Ngandanjika health zone, in Lomami—one of the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A few weeks earlier, most of his playmates were infected and treated for cholera.

“In our village, we do not have water, hence, we fetch untreated water from the lake,” confessed Kalala’s father, Martin Ntoumba.