Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- 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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- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- African Union: Military Attachés Association briefed on the humanitarian situation in DR Congo
- RD Congo - Nord-Kivu: Note d’informations humanitaires du 14/11/2018
- Elections on Track in Democratic Republic of Congo Despite Ongoing Ebola Outbreak, Continued Attacks by Armed Groups, Special Representative Tells Security Council
• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.
1. Situation update
A suspected Ebola virus disease alert was reported in Yei River State. The patient later died and investigation are ongoing.
A high-level coordination meeting constituting of UN Agencies and key Humanitarian partners was held and formed strategic advisory committee (SAC) to provide technical support to the national task force.
40 Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) team members were trained from 6th – 8 th November 2018 in Yei River State by ICRC and WHO.
• A new Ebola case has been confirmed in Vuhovi Health Zone, North Kivu Province
• UNICEF and WHO have developed a joint strategy for Infection Prevention and Control with a focus on increasing coverage of health facilities (public and private) with health workers training and WASH facility installation
• A radio communication survey conducted by UNICEF in Butembo town revealed that 87% of participants responded that listening to local radio stations has positively changed their behaviour towards Ebola
Message from our Regional Director
Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.
On 1st August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was confirmed in Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina village situated in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The official declaration of Ebola epidemic by DRC National Ministry of Health initiated a response from WHO and other organizations from the health sector to attempt to stop the further spread of the disease and treat the affected. Unfortunately, these attempts have not been totally successful as Ebola continues to spread to several locations within the Beni territory region and Ituri Province.
• Alors que la province subit encore les effets de récents conflits intercommunautaires, le Tanganyika connait une forte explosion des cas de choléra.
• Dans un contexte général d’accès difficile à travers le SudKivu, les humanitaires ont commencé à répondre aux besoins des personnes affectées par la crise de Bijombo. Une partie de la nouvelle allocation du Fonds Humanitaire en faveur de cette zone sera consacrée aux routes.
This document provides a mid-month update on major evolutions occurring between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly operational reports. This is not an operational report.
1. Situation update
104 Cases of SGBV successfully closed since January 2018 in Unity
140,000 litres Of additional water available for use in Upper Nile
95% pass rate of Primary 8 students from three refugee primary schools in Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity after their mock exams
Achievements and Impact
- UNHCR registered 75 newly arrived refugees (30 families) in Yambio.
BESOINS HUMANITAIRES ET CHIFFRES CLÉS
On 1st August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola virus was confirmed in Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina village situated in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The official declaration of the epidemic by the National Ministry of Health initiated a response from WHO and other organizations from the health sector to attempt to stop the further spread of the disease and treat the affected.
The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.
The vaccine expert has arrived Juba and the four new WHO consultants were deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.
• During the reporting period, a Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice survey was conducted in Butembo Health Zone, which to identify gaps and lessons to improve the communication team’s interventions in the affected areas
• UNICEF has submitted a proposal to the World Bank to support the revised joint response plan for UNICEF’s areas of responsibility.
SITUATION IN NUMBER
274 total reported cases (MoH, 28 October 2018)
239 confirmed cases (MoH, 28 October 2018)
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
Following the confirmation of Ebola cases in Kashenyi at the shores of lake albert in DRC, 40km from thee landing site in Uganda about 3 weeks ago; and the continued conflict in Beni which has hampered the Ebola control efforts, the WHO risk level of the outbreak spreading to Uganda has been increased from high to very high nationally and regionally, but still seen low globally. This calls for strengthening and scaling up of current interventions.
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RDC en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 16 au 31 octobre 2018. Un troisième rapport sera publié aux environs du 16 novembre pour présenter une mise à jour.
Au moins 347 100 ressortissants congolais sont retournés d’Angola entre le 1er et le 29 octobre 2018, et l’afflux continue.
12,200+ Refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in September 2018.
6,500+ Children and mothers received food supplements in Unity in September 2018.
14,000+ Children and mothers screened for malnutrition in Upper Nile in September 2018.
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).