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
Most read reports
- North Kivu, DRC: MSF scales up patient care activities amid growing tensions and decreased access to healthcare
- Three years on: Girls returning from conflict in DR Congo find acceptance through education
- UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western DRC violence in mid-December
- New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial
- DR Congo: Electoral Tensions High Amid Inter-communal Violence and Ebola Outbreak
- 20,000+ refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in December 2018.
- 19,000+ refugees relocated to Pamir and Ajoung Thok refugee camp in 2018.
- 400+ refugee newborns registered in December 2018 in Upper Nile.
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).
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.
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.
- 60 personnel have been trained on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and vaccination protocol for Yei, Maridi, Yambio, Torit and Jubek.
- The EVD case definition posters and fliers have been printed and the distribution plan developed.
- Seventeen screening points are operational. About 999,260 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM,
SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.
1,067 IDPs Profiled during a profiling exercise at UNMISS Bor Protection of Civilian site.
12,000+ Households with identified persons with specific needs received non-food items (NFIs) across South Sudan during the reporting period.
10 Peace outreach visits took place throughout Maban county, conducted by UNHCR and the Joint Peace Committee.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
291,824 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 December 2018.
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1. Situation update
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 1 January 2019, 17 newly confirmed cases have been reported.
• The Strategic Response Plan (SRP) was reviewed by the Ministry of Health, leading to SRP 2.1 which covers the period up to 31 January 2019. Following this, the total budget required for the overall Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri provinces for August 2018 to January 2019 is now estimated at USD 128.6 million, up from SRP 2’s USD 105 million.
1. Situation update
• 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.
- The registration of Rwandan refugees in North and South Kivu was completed on 30 November. A total of 76,067 were biometrically registered and given refugee certificates from 2015 to 2018.
- 3,707 Central African refugees have expressed an intention to return to their country in November. UNHCR is collecting intentions and discussing the possibility of a tripartite meeting.
1. Situation update
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 56,000 Malian refugees in and around Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 167 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.
As the Burundi refugee crisis approaches its fifth year, some 390,000 Burundian refugees are being generously hosted by the Governments and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, 349,000 of whom are assisted through the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan. While smaller numbers of asylum seekers continue to arrive throughout the region, voluntary returns to Burundi have increased in the last year with more than 55,000 assisted to repatriate as of November 2018.