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17 Jan 2019 description

During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.

Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.

17 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENÈVE, 16 janvier 2019—Lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à Dakar (Sénégal), l’ONUSIDA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont exhorté les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à en faire davantage pour mettre fin aux nouvelles infections à VIH parmi les enfants et les adolescents et à étendre la couverture du dépistage et du traitement du VIH.

16 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019—At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

03 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.

27 Dec 2018 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 14 décembre 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : La salle Bienheureuse Isidore Bakanja de la Caritas Congo Asbl abrite du 12 au 14 décembre 2018 les travaux de l’atelier des leaders religieux et prestataires des soins de santé contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination envers les personnes vivantes avec le VIH/Sida. Prenant la parole en premier lieu, le 1er Secrétaire Exécutif adjoint de la Caritas Congo Asbl a remercié ses hôtes en précisant l’objet de ces assises.

19 Dec 2018 description


This report examines the evidence on the current use and role of community health workers in DRC and the wider international systematic evidence on what works.

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.

11 Dec 2018 description


In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

01 Dec 2018 description


The American people’s compassion and generosity have saved more than 16 million lives and brought us closer than ever to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community, country by country.

29 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

West and Central Africa is the region with the world’s second-highest HIV burden. While progress in the HIV response has been slow, political will is positioned to tackle the challenges. Less than half of pregnant and breastfeeding women were covered by prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 2017. An estimated 69,000 adolescents aged 10–19 years were newly infected with HIV in 2017, a number only 1 per cent lower than in 2010. About the same number (67,000) of estimated new HIV infections occurred among children aged 0–9 years in 2017.

28 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The refugee verification exercise that started in March 2018 by the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR has ended, revising the active registered population in Uganda to 1,154,352 individuals as of end of October 2018.

26 Nov 2018 description


  • 9.6 million people were severely food-insecure in Southern Africa at the start of the lean season (October 2018- April 2019)

  • Three districts in Zimbabwe and two in Madagascar are facing Emergency food insecurity (IPC phase 4) due to extreme loss of livelihoods

  • There is at least an 80 per cent chance of an El Niño phenomenon between October and December 2018, which could exacerbate the deteriorating situation.


19 Nov 2018 description


Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in northeastern North Kivu province. With the number of cases surpassing 300, it is now the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak.

Latest figures - information as of 18 November 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health




12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

09 Nov 2018 description
report Caritas

Kisangani, 07 November 2018 (caritasdev.cd): After Kisangani, the religious leaders of Yangambi and Banalia, in Tshopo Province, have just been mobilized in the early diagnosis and treatment of children living with HIV / AIDS. It was during capacity building workshops organized from 20 to 29 October 2018 by Caritas Congo Asbl, in collaboration with Caritas Development Kisangani

09 Nov 2018 description
report Caritas

Kisangani, le 07 novembre 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : Après Kisangani, les leaders religieux de Yangambi et Banalia, en Province de la Tshopo, viennent d’être mobilisés dans le diagnostic et le traitement précoces des enfants vivant avec le VIH/SIDA. C’était au cours des ateliers de renforcement de leurs capacités organisés du 20 au 29 octobre 2018 par la Caritas Congo Asbl, en collaboration avec la Caritas-Développement Kisangani. (Click here to read the English version)

02 Nov 2018 description

80% report being raped by armed men; patients include 22 under 5 year-olds

Kinshasa/London, 2 November 2018 - International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), between May 2017 and September 2018. Eighty per cent reported having been raped by armed men.

31 Oct 2018 description
report Caritas



  • La dignité de l’homme prévaut sur les profits !


  • Attaques meurtrières à Beni : la CENCO s’indigne face à l’inertie du Gouvernement et de la Communauté internationale
  • Nième attaque sanglante à Beni : Mgr Sikuli demande aux Autorités de mieux protéger la population


29 Oct 2018 description


Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the town of Mangina, in the northeastern North Kivu province.


Retrospective investigations point to a possible start of the outbreak back in May – around the same time as the Equateur outbreak earlier in the year. Although no connection between the two outbreaks can be established, it cannot ruled out either.