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- 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
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
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- WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola vaccination begins in North Kivu
La nuit dernière, le ministère de la Santé de la République démocratique du Congo a annoncé quatre nouveaux cas confirmés d'Ebola dans la région de Mangina, sur le territoire de Beni, province du Nord-Kivu. Une annonce qui intervient seulement neuf jours après la fin officielle de l'épidémie d'Ebola dans la province de l'Equateur, le 25 août.
Last night the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced four new confirmed cases of Ebola in Mangina area, in the territory of Beni, province of North Kivu. This comes only nine days after a similar outbreak in Equateur province in the western part of the country was officially declared over.
En réponse à l'annonce faite aujourd’hui de la fin de l’épidémie Ébola en République démocratique du Congo, Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, responsable du programme humanitaire d'Oxfam en RDC, a déclaré: "Aujourd'hui, la RDC pousse un soupir de soulagement en voyant le pays exempt d'Ébola. Le travail acharné et la réponse rapide du secteur de la santé, du gouvernement, des agences d'aide humanitaire et des communautés affectées montrent ce qui peut être réalisé grâce à un effort d'équipe bien coordonné.
In response to the announcement today, that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially ended, Oxfam’s humanitarian programme manager in the DRC, Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, said:
“Today the DRC breathes a sigh of relief that the country is Ebola-free.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
Oxfam provides desperately needed food in DR Congo's Ebola outbreak
Oxfam has started to provide desperately needed food to thousands of people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province.
Oxfam is distributing rice, beans and flour, to about 4,525 people. It has already started in Mbandaka - the provincial capital - and plans to extend to rural communities. This is in addition providing clean water and working with communities to ensure they know how to protect themselves against the virus and prevent its spread.
A 26-strong Oxfam team in Mbandaka, Équateur Province, has launched a public information drive to help people understand how best to protect themselves from coming into contact with the deadly Ebola virus.
Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).
Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
In Kalemie province in southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the extreme violence between the Bantu and the Twa ethnic groups and brutal clashes between armed group have very forced more than 654,000 people to flee their homes and thousands of families are facing an increasingly critical food shortage.
Conflict continues to drive hunger
The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently gripped by national political deadlock and plagued by localized armed conflicts, both old and new. In the central region of Kasai, the conflict between government forces and the Kamwina Nsapo militia escalated dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 and has caused a serious humanitarian crisis extending over five provinces. The crisis has led to major food insecurity, and exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of the local population.
Millions of people facing severe hunger and acute malnutrition in one of the worst hit areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo risk having life-saving aid cut if donors do not plug a hole in the aid budget, Oxfam warned today.
Tens of thousands of people have already had their food rations cut and Oxfam’s aid work in Kasai, which aims to help 180,000 people, may have to close when funding runs out in March.
Mark Goldring and Harriet Lamb
A new report from Oxfam and International Alert looks at how violent conflict impacts local civil society and how international partners respond. Here Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert and Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, reflect on the key findings and their implications for future and current partnerships in conflict.
Oxfam chief back from fact finding mission to DRC where 1.5m are on brink of famine
Nearly 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes in the first six months of 2017, due to a vicious conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet this latest disaster has so far attracted little international aid or attention, Oxfam said today.
More people in the DRC have been driven from their homes in 2017 than in any other country. The 922,000 people displaced this year is more than the combined total of Nigeria and South Sudan.
Using learning from protection programming in Colombia, Oxfam has been implementing its community protection programme in the DRC since 2006. It aims to help individuals prevent, and respond to, violence and abuse, while also holding duty-bearers to account for the protection of civilian populations.
Oxfam has implemented a stand-alone protection programme in conflict-affected communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2009, supporting participants to identify and take action on different protection threats that affect their lives. A governance-based approach has been central to the programme, which places the emphasis on the facilitation of positive dialogue between local populations and civilian and military authorities.
Author: Aurore Mattieu
Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by armed conflict for more than 20 years.