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- AU: Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya. 10 Sep 2019
- UNHCR: Rwanda: 2019 Mid Year Report - Burundi Regional RRP (January - June 2019). 17 Sep 2019
- FAO: Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda. 16 Sep 2019
- UNICEF: Going house-to-house to prevent Ebola. 15 Aug 2019
- UNICEF: UNICEF Rwanda Ebola Situation Report (August 2019). 6 Sep 2019
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
6 million people reached with EVD prevention messages
20,000 community health workers trained on EVD preparedness
2600 front line workers vaccinated
• With the ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC, neighbouring Rwanda is at high risk of cross-border transmission. In July 2019, two cases of Ebola were confirmed in Goma, a major transit hub on the border with Rwanda; heightening the risk of transmission.
Despite the critical role that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), waste disposal and environmental cleaning services play in the continuum of healthcare, access to WASH services globally remains alarmingly poor.
UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office conducted a regional scoping study and deep dive on the enabling environment for WASH services in health care facilities across its 21 programming countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region.
Au premier semestre 2019, la situation humanitaire en RDC a été marquée par la recrudescence des violences dans les régions du Nord et du Centre Est, ainsi que par la persistance d’une situation épidémiologique alarmante. Des déplacements ont été rapportés dans les Provinces de l’Ituri et du Sud-Kivu. Ces événements se greffent à une situation humanitaire déjà très fragilisée. Dans la région Centre-Ouest, l’arrivée des expulsés se poursuit à la frontière avec l’Angola.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Office of Press Relations
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $21 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This brings total USAID funding for the Ebola response efforts to nearly $158 million since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2018, including for regional preparedness activities in neighboring countries.
Katharine Vincent, Jemimah Maina, Fiona Percy, Emma Visman and Calistus Wachana describe a range of projects and approaches that are bringing weather and climate information to people – so that they can make more informed decisions in their daily lives, in what’s called ‘co-production’ of climate services.
1. Situation update
In the past week, from 26 August to 1 September, 59 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 45 deaths, have been reported from seven health zones in three affected provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Update.
On 5 July, UNHCR signed a Tripartite Agreement with the Governments of DRC and of the Central African Republic (CAR), in preparation for the voluntary repatriation of Central African refugees from DRC. An initial 4,000 refugees have expressed their intention to return home.
The governments of Japan and Rwanda on Friday agreed on Japan’s yen loan of 10 billion yen (approximately USD 91 million – about Rwf83bn) to supplement Rwanda’s effort to tackle malnutrition through Japan’s Sector Policy Loan for Nutrition Improvement through Agricultural Transformation.
The funding agreement was signed between the Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, Amb. Takayuki Miyashita, Rwanda’s Finance Minister, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, and Shin Maruo, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Rwanda office.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:
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Equipped with shovels and broomsticks, some 800 national and international peacekeepers deployed along one of Juba’s main city streets on the weekend. Their efforts resulted in almost a thousand filled garbage bags, destined for the capital’s main dumpsite.
“As a national staff, I feel good about this because it is my town and my country. I feel happy to offer my services and to make sure the city is clean,” said Sandy Mary Raphael, working for the UN peacekeeping mission’s Mine Action Service.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.