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26 Sep 2018 description

Office of Press Relations
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Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.

26 Sep 2018 description

Preventing sexual violence and looking after those who have suffered from it are the two main ways that the ICRC acts in this sensitive area. Although we are making headway, the task is still enormous.

We talked to Fanny Buttigieg, an ICRC mental and psychosocial health delegate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to find out more.

1. How big a problem is sexual violence in the country at the moment?

26 Sep 2018 description

Prévenir la commission des violences sexuelles et soigner les victimes sont les deux axes de l’action du CICR dans ce domaine sensible. Si la lutte prend forme, la tâche reste immense.

Entrevue avec Fanny Buttigieg, déléguée santé mentale et psychosociale du CICR en République démocratique du Congo.

1. Quel est l'état des lieux actuel de la situation relative aux violences sexuelles en République démocratique du Congo ?

26 Sep 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Déplacements de populations et activités humanitaires à l’arrêt : situation préoccupante dans la zone frontalière entre le Sud-Kivu et le Maniema.

Aperçu de la situation

26 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants

Le 21 septembre, un cas confirmé a été identifié dans la zone de santé de Tchomia, dans la Province de l’Ituri. L’UNICEF a déployé une équipe mixte composée de WASH, C4D et psychosocial à Tchomia pour mettre en œuvre la réponse.

Le 21 septembre, une réunion a eu lieu avec le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Santé, l’UNICEF, l’OMS et d’autres partenaires pour discuter du renforcement des capacités dans quinze provinces prioritaires dans le cadre du plan de préparation aux situations d’urgence Ebola.

26 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

La « funeste combinaison » d’une reprise des conflits armés locaux et de populations traumatisées dans les zones affectées par le virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pourrait permettre à cette maladie mortelle de se répandre, a mis en garde mardi l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

25 Sep 2018 description
report CARE

Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sept. 24, 2018) – Clashes between the national army and an armed group, which killed 18 people and injured 8 here over the weekend, have forced aid groups to suspend parts of the Ebola response, highlighting how difficult it is to contain the first outbreak of the deadly virus in a war zone.

Ebola has now claimed at least 100 lives in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Meanwhile, the total number of people infected continues to grow, reaching 150 on Monday.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

• With support from the Government of Japan two additional rooms and a play park for young children were completed; these facilities will be handed over to the Government of Rwanda and UNHCR on 5 September.

• Anaemia among children under-5 remains high at 44.6 per cent in Mahama Camp (Burundian refugees) and Nyabiheke Camp (Congolese refugees). Advocacy with the Government has resulted in home fortification using micro nutrient powders, which was introduced in the refugee camps in January 2018.

25 Sep 2018 description

DRC

Ebola response activities were temporarily suspended in the city of Beni (Nord-Kivu) after an attack by the ADF that killed 14 civilians on 22 September.

A general strike was declared two days later to protest insecurity in Beni, where violent clashes have **forced 40% of the population to flee **over the last six months.

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25 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 21 September, a confirmed case has been identified in Tchomia Health Zone, Ituri province. UNICEF has deployed a mixed team composed of WASH, C4D, and psychosocial to Tchomia to implement the response.

  • 21 September, a meeting was held with the Secretary General of Ministry of health, UNICEF, WHO, and other partners to discuss capacity building in fifteen priority provinces as part of the Ebola emergency preparedness plan, which aims to control Ebola outbreaks within the country.