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- 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
La situation sécuritaire dans la zone Kamango reste volatile mais, elle est plus ou moins calme dans celle de Nobili. La zone est contrôlée par le 2ème bataillon du 801ème Régiment des FARDC basée à Mutwanga.
La présence des FARDC dans la zone rassure tant soit peu la population déplacée se trouvant à Nobili mais, celle-ci voudrait voir l’armée loyaliste progresser sur la ligne de front et faciliter leu retour dans leurs villages de provenance.
An Emergency response by international health charity Merlin to the violence in DR Congo (DRC) has been staged in record time, thanks to support from a fast-working partnership project, led by UNICEF and UN OCHA. Merlin has been providing healthcare to vulnerable communities in DRC since 1997. Right now Merlin’s priority in the North Kivu province is providing medical help for people caught up in the conflict around Goma, where the lives of civilians have been turned upside down by fighting between opposing armed factions.
Merlin – which has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1997 - is scaling up its work there in response to rising violence. Armed fighting in North Kivu province between rebel factions and government forces has been on the increase since March this year, with a dramatic escalation in recent days.
It is thought that between 50,000 to 100,000 people have been displaced over the weekend (including tens of thousands living in displaced camps) to escape being caught in the crossfire. The fiercest battles are currently affecting Goma, the provincial capital.
A new hospital has opened its doors in Obokote in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thanks to international health charity Merlin.
Obokote Hospital is the result of collaboration by different parties who all want the same thing – safe and sustainable hospital care for local people.
Valentine’s Day means red roses and romance for many but the downside of passion and unprotected sex is the vast number of people in pain and in danger of death from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
In the countries where medical aid charity Merlin works, STIs number in the top five reasons for adults seeking health care. In countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, women have limited access to contraception and often have no choice, or control, when it comes to sex.
Merlin has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade, training and supporting local health workers to help survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
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Merlin's Media Assistant, Kylie Harrison, travelled to the DR Congo recently with the Times' Rosemary Bennett. She writes about her trip here.
Driving through the lush green hills of Rwanda, surrounded by terraced fields and banana trees, I was momentarily haunted by a vision of what this idyllic scene would have looked like in 1994, when an estimated 800,000 people were killed in the space of 100 days, precipitating thousands of people to flee across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Merlin is responding to meet the growing health needs of 7,500 Congolese refugees that have entered the Central African Republic (CAR).
The refugees, many of whom are children, have been driven from their homes by fighting in the Dongo region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and using pirogues (traditional wood canoes) have crossed the river that separates the two countries.
17,500 refugees first arrived in November 2009, though since then around 10,000 of the refugees have returned to DRC.
When Kanyere arrives at Tulizeni clinic, baby on hip, she's a little short of breath. "I suddenly remembered about the vaccination campaign while I was tending my crops," and she joins the queue with her two children, aged one and five. "I rushed home to get my children.
Merlin's medical teams are delivering essential drugs to clinics cut off by recent violence in North Kivu in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In some cases this is the first humanitarian aid they have received in months.
The humanitarian situation has sharply deteriorated in North Kivu following renewed fighting between rebel and army forces. In south Lubero, a remote area in the centre of North Kivu, at least 40,000 people have fled their homes in recent weeks to escape pillaging and violence by armed groups.
La République Démocratique du Congo (ancien Zaïre) est le troisième plus grand pays africain.
War is breeding disease and death in North Kivu, the heartland of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee as armed groups fight Government forces for control of territory and resources.
Delivering vital emergency kits for survivors of crash
At least nine people were killed instantly when a plane crashed in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday. The private plane hit a residential area while attempting to take off, flattening three buildings and leading to mass casualties on the ground. The exact number of survivors is not yet known but the injured have been taken to local hospitals for surgery and treatment.
Merlin is part of a consortium that has embarked on a US$40 million (£20.3 million) programme to rebuild and strengthen health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The three-year project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to increase access to vital services such as mother and baby health care, and treatment for malaria, tuberculosis and common childhood illnesses.
Other activities will be implemented to help rebuild the health system, including training health workers, and providing medical equipment and supplies to health centres in …
Merlin, the British medical aid agency, has launched an emergency response to a suspected pneumonic plague epidemic that stemmed from a diamond mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has claimed at least 38 lives.
More than 1,300 people identified with symptoms including high fever and acute shortness of breath have already been treated by Merlin's mobile medical teams working alongside local health staff across three districts of the eastern province of Maniema.
Merlin led the first emergency response team that conducted the preliminary investigation last month at the …
Merlin, the British medical relief agency, has launched a major accelerated vaccination programme in two isolated areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where some communities have received no immunisation for 10 years.
Working with the DRC Ministry of Health and funded by UNICEF, Merlin will aim to vaccinate approximately 22,000 children and 6,000 pregnant women across Punia and Ferekeni health zones in ManiemaProvince, eastern DRC, over the next two months.
Vaccination coverage is as low as 20% in some of these targeted areas, leaving communities vulnerable to …
Merlin, the British medical relief agency, is providing emergency healthcare in an area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has only recently become accessible after years of conflict.
An estimated 60,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Manguredjipa in the eastern province of North Kivu due to the conflict.
Fighting broke out in Manguredjipa in September when the Congolese Army (FARDC) was attempting to gain control of the region that has been under the control of the Mai-Mai militia since 1996.
Much of the population does not have adequate access to …
London, 3 June, 2004 (Merlin) - Following the recent fighting in Bukavu, Eastern DR Congo, Merlin, the international medical relief agency, fears that the country could be on the brink of yet another major humanitarian crisis.
London, 7 May, 2004 (Merlin) - An assessment carried out by Merlin, the international medical relief agency, has identified a humanitarian catastrophe about to occur in Kamunia, southern DR Congo. An estimated 20,000 people in desperate conditions are expected to be expelled from neighbouring Angola into the area within the next five days. There are currently no NGOs present and barely any facilities in place to care for them.
Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, 20 June 2003 (Merlin) - Four aid workers from the UK-based medical aid charity Merlin, were today evacuated from Beni, north-west Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after rebel forces seized a major town just to the south.