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15 Sep 2018 description

Posted by Alma Golden on Friday, September 14th 2018

With confirmation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, health officials have focused on border screening as a method to identify travelers who could pose a danger to local communities.

23 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION

• Zambia is a landlocked, lower-middle income country with a population of roughly 16 million people and a relatively peaceful history. Ongoing conflict in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to an influx of refugees, prompting the Government of Zambia to request increased support from the international community.

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

14 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs continue despite reports of IDP returns to areas of origin in Ituri

  • Acute food insecurity persists in conflict-affected areas of DRC

  • Relief organizations respond to new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief actors temporarily suspend operations in Bambari, Bria, and Kaga-Bandoro following armed attacks

  • More than 50 NGOs express concern over deteriorating conditions in CAR

  • IDPs return to communities of origin in and around Paoua after MINUSCA conducts security operations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Jul 2018 description

Situation

  • Malawi is a landlocked, low-income country with over 80 percent of the population consisting of smallholder farmers and nearly 70 percent of people living below the international poverty line, according to the World Bank. Malawi also hosts more than 37,000 refugees, primarily from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Mozambique, the majority of whom are dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their daily food needs.

19 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

• Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces due to recurrent intercommunal conflict. In Kasaï, Kasaï-Central, Kasaï-Oriental and Tanganyika provinces, widespread displacement and insecurity limit income-generating opportunities, disrupt agriculture and constrain assistance.

12 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 84,000 Congolese have fled to neighboring Uganda to date in 2018

  • Continued FAW infestations could reduce harvests in eastern DRC

  • USG, relief organizations respond to Ebola outbreak in northwestern DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Violence in Bangui results in more than 60 deaths and hundreds of injuries

• UN records 63 aid worker attacks in CAR since January

• The 2018 CAR humanitarian appeal was only 16 percent funded as of June 1

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Jun 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Friday, June 1, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $8 million dollars to support the joint Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Response Plan to the outbreak (currently budgeted at $56.7 million). In addition to this funding, USAID has provided personal protective equipment, laboratory supplies, the mobilization of two existing mobile labs, and a robust presence on the ground.