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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.

31 May 2018 description

SITUATION

• Economic challenges and poor rainfall undermine food security in Zimbabwe. Nationally, 92 percent of households in Zimbabwe practice agriculture as their primary livelihood, according to the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). After multiple years of drought-reduced harvests, increased planting and good rains increased agricultural production in the first half of 2017, reducing the stress on many households and providing some households with sufficient food stocks to sustain themselves during the current poor agricultural season.

22 May 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

18 May 2018 description

Friday, May 18, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it has provided an initial $1 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

16 May 2018 description

Families fleeing conflict in the DRC receive food assistance in Uganda: “We heard that there were people over this side who could help us.”

May 2018—Safe on the Ugandan edge of Lake Albert, Jeanette Kambenesa and her three children—Diana, Faith and Robert— ate the first food they had had in days. This respite came at the end of a harrowing week-long journey from their home in Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

08 May 2018 description

Situation

  • As of March 2018, Rwanda hosts more than 177,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN. Much of the refugee population is almost entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs, although the Rwandan Government recently decided to officially launch the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, an initiative that aims to reduce the dependency on donor funding and improve refugees’ livelihood opportunities.

25 Apr 2018 description

Les 27 pays cibles en Afrique subsaharienne et la sous-région du Grand Mékong on bénéficié de plus de $5,4+ milliards de ressources pour la prévention, le traitement et la lutte contre le paludisme.

25 Apr 2018 description
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Annual Report
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President’s Malaria Initiative by the Numbers

Introduction

Despite remarkable progress in recent years, malaria remains a leading cause of sickness and death across much of sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria disproportionately impacts the rural poor, typically people who must walk for miles to seek treatment. It is also a leading cause of absenteeism among employees, increased health care spending, decreased productivity, and approximately 50 percent of all preventable school absences in Africa. Malaria helps to trap families in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty.

11 Apr 2018 description

Situation

  • Political crisis, alleged human rights abuses and civil insecurity since April 2015 have displaced hundreds of thousands of Burundians and caused a sharp decline in economic activity, living conditions and food security. One in four Burundians is food-insecure, and one in six children younger than 5 years of age suffers from chronic malnutrition.

09 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence and security incidents continue to disrupt relief activities across CAR

  • The number of IDPs in CAR increases by nearly 70 percent since February 2017

  • Food security conditions deteriorate, leaving more than 87,000 children at risk of acute malnutrition

KEY DEVELOPMENTS