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16 Nov 2018 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

781,917 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

1.37 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

42 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018

POPULATION FIGURES

14 Nov 2018 description

Mukono, 14th November 2018- One of the severe yet often neglected consequences of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is long-term mental health and psychosocial problems that affect health workers, family members, recovered patients and generally people involved in response activities.

14 Nov 2018 description

Kasese, 13th November 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting.

12 Nov 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

10 Nov 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

"We commend the Government of Rwanda for passing its first-ever law relating to the “prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others"

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

08 Nov 2018 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

810,227 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

35 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018

POPULATION FIGURES

08 Nov 2018 description

As of 30 September 2018, 810,227 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 30 September 2018 alone, some 139,395 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Burundi, Uganda and Zambia.

UNHCR together with 43 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 17 July 2018 for $547 million to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in neighboring countries.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

08 Nov 2018 description
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Avec l’appui de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), le ministère de la santé ougandais a commencé mercredi à vacciner ses agents de santé en première ligne dans la lutte contre le virus Ebola qui sévit dans la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine.

La vaccination des agents de santé a débuté dans le district de Ntoroko, situé dans la région Ouest de l’Ouganda, frontalière de la RDC. Elle sera ensuite élargie à quatre autre districts (Bundibugyo, Kabarole, Kasese et Bunyangabu) également limitrophes de la RDC et considérés comme étant « à haut risque ».

07 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The exercise has begun today in Ntoroko district and will initially be implemented in the five high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

05 Nov 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

05 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

Ten out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 35,727 cholera / AWD cases and 423 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.2 % (10,086) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.2% (6,132).

03 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 3 November 2018:- Uganda has finalized plans to vaccinate frontline health workers in Uganda against Ebola virus-Zaire which is currently affecting parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the Ministry of Health, vaccination will start as soon as next week in the high-risk districts bordering DRC.

02 Nov 2018 description

2/11/2018. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public and the entire world that it will conduct compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine (rVSV) for healthcare and frontline workers and ring vaccination in Uganda, starting next week.

In August 2018, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently affecting north-eastern provinces of DRC which border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.

As neighbour to the DRC, Uganda is on high alert due to the high risk of the Ebola threat.

01 Nov 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including: