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19 Nov 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in northeastern North Kivu province. With the number of cases surpassing 300, it is now the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak.

Latest figures - information as of 18 November 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health

366 TOTAL CASES

319 CONFIRMED CASES

167 CONFIRMED DEATHS

19 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Poverty, food insecurity, undernutrition and income inequality remain high in Kenya, particularly in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The drought-prone nature of the ASALs has exacerbated vulnerabilities and has led to chronic emergency responses, driven by high food insecurity and acute malnutrition rates.

19 Nov 2018 description

In South Sudan, ICRC has been reconnecting families for over 30 years through satellite phone calls and Red Cross Messages – letters that share news between family members.

Phone calls are offered in various displacement sites where the Red Cross is present as well as whenever teams carry out an activity—like a distribution of food or household items—where communication channels are inexistent. The phone calls are free to anywhere in the world and last three minutes long for each person.

14 Nov 2018 description

Juba 13 November 2018 - The Honourable Minister for Health of South Sudan, Dr Riek Gai Kok and his entourage which included a 1976 Ebola survivor, Samaritan Purse and ICRC visited the WHO supported Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Juba.

12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

12 Nov 2018 description

Juba, 9 November 2018 - To improve immunization outcomes in South Sudan, the Ministry of Health with support from WHO and partners conducted an annual joint appraisal of the country’s immunization programme from 6 to 9 November 2018.

The Joint Appraisal is a multi-stakeholder review of the implementation of the progress and performance of Gavi’s vaccine and cash grant support,

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

09 Nov 2018 description
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November 9 th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical convoy to Sudan, on a medical mission of treating 4,000 patients and performing 500 cataract surgeries in El-Obeid, the state of North Kurdufan.

The project is implemented in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Ministry of Health's provincial office, and the National Health Insurance Fund.

05 Nov 2018 description

by Francesca Mold

It is a quiet day in the surgical ward at the Yei hospital. There are just three patients. One child is recovering from severe burns after suffering an epileptic seizure and falling into an open fire. Another is still very ill with bed sores. On a bed outside the ward, a man rests his leg after an operation to close wounds caused by a motorbike accident.

05 Nov 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6 million people are at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

2 million internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance

930 000 refugees, including 760 000 from South Sudan

2.3 million acutely malnourished children (source: UNICEF/MoH, OCHA, Aug. 2018)

EU humanitarian funding: €23 million in 2018

Introduction

02 Nov 2018 description

Juba 1 November 2018 – The World Health Organization is supporting the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, to train a total of 214 members of the Rapid Response Teams at the national level and in all the Ebola virus disease (EVD) high-risk states.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a communicating with communities (CwC) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback.

30 Oct 2018 description

GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 30 October 2018 - This month, partners of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) mark one year since the launch of Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030, which targets a 90% reduction in cholera deaths by 2030 and the elimination of cholera in at least 20 countries out of the 47 currently affected.

25 Oct 2018 description

Prevention of Ebola Virus Diseases in South Sudan - Ebola Virus disease outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- South Sudan is taking serious measures to prevent entry of this disease into the country.

What is Ebola Virus Disease?
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a severe illness caused by Ebola virus and often fatal in humans and animals (monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzee).

24 Oct 2018 description
report European Union

11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union

Brussels, Belgium
23 October 2018

22 Oct 2018 description

Kinshasa - Le 1er août, la dixième épidémie d’Ebola en 40 ans a été déclarée en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). L’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargée des migrations, s’est immédiatement jointe à l’action menée par le gouvernement pour faire face à l’épidémie en RDC et a commencé à évaluer et à accélérer le soutien dans les pays voisins.

20 Oct 2018 description

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’s work and partnerships in the region.

Forced displacement, family separation, and lack of basic protection mechanisms and essential services put women and girls at risk of sexual violence in particular. Together with high fertility rates, this scenario is putting pressure on limited resources and negatively impacting the future of youth.

19 Oct 2018 description

Introduction

Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

19 Oct 2018 description

Juba 15 October, 2018 – South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness.

18 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Good afternoon everybody. I am really thrilled to be here.
Let me start by saying a very happy 50th birthday Concern Worldwide and congratulations.
Thank you, it is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate Concern Worldwide’s 50th anniversary.

And it does bear repeating, as Ciarán (Ciarán Cannon, Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora and International Development) said, you started as a result of the famine in Biafra in 1968.