Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
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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
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 7
- DR Congo - 2018 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu Province (September 17, 2018 update)
- RD Congo - Ituri, Nord Kivu : Etat de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola ( au 17 Septembre 2018)
- Ebola Response in Sierra Leone and DR Congo: two contexts, the same commitment to serving those affected
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
WASHINGTON — The Democratic Republic of Congo has yet another Ebola outbreak, its 10th since the virus was first identified in 1976. This latest outbreak started in early August in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the fatality rate is 70 percent.
But this outbreak is far different from the one that devastated West Africa a few years ago.
By Wilson Asiimwe
Leaders in Kabarole have agreed to construct an Ebola isolation unit in Bukwali near Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.
Addressing the press last week, Stephen Asiimwe, the Resident District Commissioner for Kabarole and chairman Ebola task force, said the isolation centre will serve all the districts in the Rwenzori region.
Author Alexander N Hasenstab PhD researcher, University of Portsmouth
A recently published fact sheet offers an alarming overview of recent trends of violence against aid workers.
KINSHASA — Young Congolese were at the forefront of calls for President Joseph Kabila to not seek re-election. Now that Kabila has agreed to step aside, young voters are gearing up for the December 23 poll and demanding a free and fair election.
In the DRC, more than half of the country’s 80 million people are below age 25, and many say they feel they have been ignored by successive governments.
As a result, many are skeptical of local politicians.
- Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (Midimar) said it has dispensed some 2,760 cards to mainly Burundian and some Congolese refugees.
- The ID issuance began on Thursday after the conclusion of a joint refugee verification exercise to capture biometric data by the government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
By Ivan R. Mugisha
Rwanda has issued more than 2,500 identity cards to refugees in the country to enable them move freely and access social services and jobs.
August 18, 2018 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Republic of Congo facing its second major Ebola outbreak this year, emergency responders have worked to contain the spread of the disease. Scientists, meanwhile, are testing the effectiveness of experimental vaccines in the field.
Alongside these efforts, researchers in the DRC are collecting data that will improve how we respond to, and prevent, future outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases.
- On August 1, Beni declared an outbreak of Ebola epicentred in Mangina.
- The Congolese health ministry said Wednesday the death toll in the east had reached 42 out of 66 probable and confirmed cases.
- Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding.
BENI, DR Congo
First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.
by Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose
Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
By Monitor Reporter
Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease.
The acting director of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa on Monday issued a notice directing all district health officers in the country to be vigilant.
By LILIAN NAMAGEMBE
Kampala - Ministry of Health has warned Ugandans residing in districts bordering Ebola-stricken DR Congo, against the consumption of bush meat through which the disease is said to be spread.
Leaders in DR Congo on Tuesday confirmed 20 people had died from the haemorrhagic fever in and around Mangina, a densely populated town about 100km from the Uganda’s Mpondwe border post in the Western district of Kasese.
With the recent outbreak declared over in little more than two months, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health minister explains how a major crisis was avoided
The ninth and latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now over. I did not think I would be able to utter these words so soon after it all started on 8 May. This outbreak, the most challenging the country has ever faced, had all the makings of a major crisis.
GENEVA — The World Health Organization says it expects the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over on July 24. That will mark 42 days, two incubation periods of 21 days each, since the last patient infected with the Ebola virus was released from care.
The countdown toward the end of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC started on June 12. If no other cases of this fatal disease are identified by July 24, the DRC’s Ministry of Health will announce the end of the disease the following day in an elaborate ceremony in the capital, Kinshasa.
Sam Mednick in Goma
Mon 9 Jul 2018 05.58 EDT
Beset by political and economic turmoil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo faces a fresh threat in the form of brutal abductors who hold children to ransom
It’s been a year since Chantal buried her eight-year-old son. “I lost my mind that day,” says the 46-year-old, wiping tears from her cheeks.
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Andrew Edward Tchie, Conflict and Policy Advisor on Syria, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King's College London Centre for Conflict and Health, Visiting Researcher at PRIO, and PhD Candidate at University of Essex., University of Essex
CONAKRY, GUINEA — Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April.
The outbreak may be relatively far away, but fear of Ebola is not.
MBANDAKA, CONGO —
For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.
"Since Ebola was declared, business has decreased by almost half. It's really, really bad," the 47-year-old said, hanging his head.
Caroline Lenette Senior Lecturer, UNSW
Storytelling is innate to humans. For millennia, ever since cave paintings were used to record practices, storytelling in all its different forms and genres has contributed to rich cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
By Jean-Philippe Marcoux
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 15 2018 (IPS) - After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.
In the last year, we have witnessed a continuous escalation of violence that has spread to half of the country, endangering millions. Some 2 million children suffer from acute hunger, and the DRC is home to the largest number of displaced people in Africa.