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16 Dec 2018 description

4 mois après la déclaration de l’épidémie cette infographie présente un aperçu de la présence opérationnelle des équipes déployées par le Gouvernement, les partenaires nationaux et internationaux pour la riposte, réparti dans les 11 commissions mis en place par sous coordination.

33% des acteurs de la riposte sont positionnées dans les activités de prévention, 21% dans la communication, 9% dans la surveillance et 7% dans la prise en charge. 70 % des acteurs sont opérationnels dans les sous coordinations de Beni et de Butembo.

15 Dec 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action

The operation update reflects changes the operation has undergone to adapt its plan in order to comply with the latest epidemiological status which has tremendously changed, not only in terms of Cholera prevalence but also as regard affected zones and subsequent funding opportunities which requires an amendment as far as the implementation time and budget is concerned.

15 Dec 2018 description

This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and surrounding provinces, December 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised.

15 Dec 2018 description

This note provides an overview of a selection of key messages related to the Ebola outbreak and response that were circulating on WhatsApp and in the local media in the Grand Nord (Beni and Lubero territories), DRC, in November and December 2018. The note was prepared by Rachel Sweet (Harvard University) with support from Juliet Bedford (Anthrologica). Rachel Sweet is a leading expert on North Kivu and is collaborating with the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform to support the response.

Overview

15 Dec 2018 description

Overview

Fifty-two humanitarian access incidents were reported in November with the largest number (42 per cent) occurring in Jonglei and Unity. The twelve conflict related incidents (23 per cent) impeded humanitarian operations in Unity, Jonglei, Warrap and Lakes resulting in the relocation of staff, and delay or suspension of humanitarian activities. Eleven incidents (21 per cent) were significant in severity, including violent incidents against personnel and movement restrictions.

Impact

15 Dec 2018 description

GENÈVE (14 décembre 2018) – La Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme a exprimé sa grande inquiétude face aux violences perpétrées lors des rallyes organisés cette semaine contre des partisans de l’opposition dans au moins trois provinces de la République démocratique du Congo en vue des élections présidentielles qui se tiendront le 23 décembre prochain.

15 Dec 2018 description

La flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo se produit dans un contexte impitoyable. L’absence de participation des communautés et les conflits continuent d’entraver les activités d’intervention dans certaines zones touchées. Par ailleurs, les pratiques insuffisantes de lutte contre l’infection dans de nombreux centres de santé privés et publics demeurent une source majeure d’amplification de la flambée et présentent un risque pour la santé et pour les autres intervenants de première ligne.

14 Dec 2018 description

by Annie Rubin

Humanitarian aid organizations, while providing lifesaving assistance, must also navigate the web of ethical and logistical challenges inherent to conflict-affected environments. It is often required, for example, that humanitarian actors be escorted within a country by parties to a conflict. Talking with armed groups—especially terrorist groups—even in the context of helping civilians, can be perceived as legitimizing them. Furthermore, it is not always clear whether resources that organizations provide are reaching those they are intended for.

14 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Renk (Abayok PHCC) on 03/12/2018 and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for EVD.

  • Similarly, a specimen collected from Yambio hospital on 04/12/2018 tested negative for EVD.

  • Ultra-Cold Freezer for Ebola vaccine storage was received.

  • The SoPs for the technical working groups have been finalized except logistics TWG.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

D. R. Congo: slight decrease with 306 new cases reported at week 49.

Cameroon: slow decrease in the number of new cases reported from the North and Far North outbreak.

Niger: 1 new case was reported in Madarounfa health district at W47.

Nigeria: significant decline in the number of new reported cases, including in the North East outbreaks.

Faits saillants :

R.D. Congo : Léger déclin avec 306 nouveaux cas rapportés à la semaine 49.

14 Dec 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 14 décembre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par le grand nombre de personnes laissées sans abri par les combats en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). En raison de la poursuite des violences, les organisations humanitaires n’ont pas accès à plusieurs régions, pour fournir une aide même la plus élémentaire aux personnes dans le besoin.

14 Dec 2018 description

Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, soy, papaya and amaranth, for her children who suffer from malnutrition.

Twice a week, Georgette goes to the Tshudi health centre to participate in the cooking demonstration sessions organized by a local NGO, "Coeur de Compassion", the centre's medical team and FAO. She learns how to cook nutritious recipes made from local products.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in place to avert the epidemic.The Ebola outbreak broke out in neighboring DR-Congo in August 2018. Given the proximity of Uganda to North Kivu province, where a number of people have died of the same disease, Uganda remains among the countries with the highest risk of getting Ebola.