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23 Oct 2018 description

1.Situation Update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored by the Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners. Of concern is the increased incidence of confirmed cases reported in the past four weeks, most notably in Beni. Security remains the biggest challenge faced by the response teams in Beni and Butembo, undermining the response activities.

23 Oct 2018 description

Quarter 3 Accomplishments

During Quarter 3, IOM rapidly scaled up mobile interventions of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention in remote locations and continued to operate in seven different states of the country. In addition, IOM manages 50 percent of the WASH Core Pipeline in South Sudan, successfully supporting the WASH Cluster and humanitarian partners to maintain a high level of preparedness.

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Mainstreaming

23 Oct 2018 description


89,753 individuals reached with MHPSS services in Q3

3,101 caregivers supported through home visits and inclusion in support group activities and counselling

7,449 individuals joined MHPSS peer support groups

8,456 individuals provided Psychological First Aid (PFA)

89 INGOS, NGOs, government, UN, and faith- and community-based organizations which provide MHPSS services in South Sudan provided inputs to the MHPSS TWG 4ws.

22 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Dengue Fever in Senegal

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context Analysis


  • 4.6 million people in need and 954,000 children under-5 that are or could be acutely malnourished in the next year.
  • The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May.


22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

  • Total Refugees: 2.5M
  • Total IDPs in Burundi: 159,152
  • Total Burundi Returnees: 47,000
  • 1.5M Children (59%)
  • 95,491 IDP Children (60%)
22 Oct 2018 description

20 Families reunified in Western Equatoria

1,110 metres Of new water pipeline and distribution networks extended in Pamir

4,889 Refugees reached with hygiene and sanitation messages in Central Equatoria



300,137 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 30 September 2018.

1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 14 September 2018.