Appeals & Response Plans
- Congo: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2013
- Congo: Floods - Nov 2012
- Congo: Munitions Depot Explosion - Mar 2012
- Congo River: Cholera Outbreak - May 2011
- Congo: Chikungunya and Measles Outbreak - May 2011
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Congo: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2007
- Congo: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2006
Most read reports
- WFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, June 2018
- Let Food Be Thy Medicine
- WHO Director General: Republic of Congo can transform its primary health care into a model for other nations
- Razed villages and empty fields await Congo-Brazzaville’s displaced
- Congo Department of Pool Humanitarian Response Plan and Early Recovery (February 2018)
781,697 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 30 June 2018, 781,697 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.
From 1 January to 30 June 2018 alone, some 112,401 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda,
Burundi and Zambia.
• The "cease-fire and cessation of hostilities" agreement signed in December between the Congolese government and the rebels of Pastor Ntumi's Pool is holding. A joint commission is working to define the peace process as DDR-preparation activities are already ongoing.
• In response to the Pool crisis, the Government and the UN Country Team have launched the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018 in support of both humanitarian and early recovery assistance.
Following the declaration on 1 August 2018 of a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment, which determined that the public health risk for this outbreak is high at the regional level. This assessment took into consideration that, with eight million inhabitants, North Kivu is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. North Kivu borders four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo), as well as Uganda and Rwanda.
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).
The mighty Congo River both connects Kinshasa with Equateur Province where an Ebola epidemic began in May 2018 and separates the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Congo-Brazzaville, hidden in the haze on the other bank.
“Epidemiological surveillance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a massive challenge,” said Pierre Dimany while looking out to the river. Pierre is the Kinshasa coordinator of the National Programme for Border Hygiene (PNHF), a partner of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Ebola response.
- Lake Chad basin: Cholera platform is alerting on the situation (please refer to page 2 and 3).
- Nigeria: seven states affected with main concerns in Zamfara, Katsina and Kano. The situation has improved significantly in Adamawa and Bauchi (few sporadic cases).
- Niger: unprecedented outbreak in the Maradi region with 332 cases on week 30 affected Maradi city.
- Cameroon: three main outbreak in “Nord, littoral & Centre” regions with Douala and Yaoundé at risk.
Conseil de sécurité
8328e séance – matin
Le Conseil de sécurité a prié, ce matin, le Secrétaire général de soumettre le mandat et les activités du Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (BRENUAC) à un examen stratégique et de lui présenter des recommandations « sur les points à améliorer » au plus tard le 1er août 2019.
8328TH MEETING (AM)
The Security Council, noting the Secretary-General’s recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) be extended for another three years from 1 September, requested today that he conduct a strategic review of the Office’s mandate and activities.
Across the southern African region, maize supplies have improved seasonally with the ongoing harvest, and prices have generally been on a downward trend since March. In most countries, staple food prices are below their 5 year average (5YA) levels.
Yet, in pockets of areas reporting poor harvest, households are expected to deplete their stocks earlier than usual this year and turn to markets for their supply; prices in areas such as southern Malawi, southern Mozambique, and central and southern Zambia could tick upwards sooner than usual.
Relief actors temporarily suspend operations in Bambari, Bria, and Kaga-Bandoro following armed attacks
More than 50 NGOs express concern over deteriorating conditions in CAR
IDPs return to communities of origin in and around Paoua after MINUSCA conducts security operations
Colombia-Fuertes Lluvias 3/8/18
Las fuertes lluvias han estado afectando varias áreas del sureste de Colombia lo que ha provocado el desbordamiento de los ríos.
Según los medios locales, más de 9.500 familias se han visto afectadas por las inundaciones en los departamentos de Guainia y Vichada.
Durante las próximas 48 horas lluvias más fuertes con tormentas localizadas pueden continuar afectando las áreas ya afectadas
Venezuela- Fuertes Lluvias-3/8/18
Brazzaville, 27 July 2018 - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the Republic of Congo’s commitment to strengthening its health system through the primary health care approach, during a three-day visit to the Central African country, which ends on 27 July.