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13 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

General situation: No cholera cases have been officially reported in West Africa during the previous two weeks. An overview of the 2017 situation will be shared in the next bulletin. A reduction in the number of reported cases is noted in the costal zones of West Africa (mainly in Ghana and Benin). However, the Lake Chad basin experienced a greater number of cases in 2017 than in the two previous years, 2016 and 2015. This was due to two distinct outbreaks in Borno State (Nigeria) and Eastern Chad. In 2017, D.R.

11 Jan 2018 description

"The numbers are going up very quickly"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country but this is the worst in more than 20 years, said Didier Bompangue, government coordinator for the elimination of cholera.

10 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Les affrontements armés privent près de 6 000 personnes de leurs avoirs dans le territoire de Fizi
  • Près de 10 000 personnes assistées en vivres et articles ménagers essentiels à Walungu et Kabare

Aperçu de la situation

10 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

10 Jan 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,996,294 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to assist some 244,300 people for 9 months in Lomami province, which is concomitantly affected by population movement and a cholera outbreak. While a multi-sector needs assessment carried out in three provinces impacted by the Kasaï crisis (Lomami, Sankuru and Kwilu) suggested a wide range of priorities, given the operational challenges, the proposed approach under this Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami.

09 Jan 2018 description

Yaoundé/Nairobi/Geneva, 9 January 2018— The insidious spread of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—including to parts of the country where it is rarely seen—threatens to dramatically worsen what is already one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

More than 1,000 people have died as a result of the outbreak that first started in January 2017. More than 53,000 cases have been reported. This health emergency comes alongside the forced displacement of more than 1.4 million people in the province of Kasai; the result of escalating violence.

09 Jan 2018 description

PLANS OPERATIONNELS

US$ 241,6M Nécessaires pour assurer une assistance vitale et la protection à 1 811 000 personnes dans les six mois à venir.

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

09 Jan 2018 description

PLAN OPERATIONNEL

US$ 106,4M Nécessaires pour assurer une assistance vitale et la protection à 622 183 personnes dans les six mois à venir.

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

Depuis juillet 2016, le contexte sécuritaire dans la Province du Tanganyika reste préocupante marquée par une dégradation significative de la situation humanitaire. La crise s’est etendue au Territoire de Pweto et Malembankulu en entrainant le déplacement interne d’environ 940 000 personnes dans toute la zone affectée.

09 Jan 2018 description

PLAN OPERATIONNEL

US$ 70,2M Nécessaires pour assurer une assistance vitale et la protection à 363 500 personnes dans les six mois à venir.

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

08 Jan 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 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.3 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 983,000 million

02 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 18 250 personnes vulnérables bénéficient de l’assistance en vivres dans le territoire de Kalehe

  • Quelques 516 444 enfants vaccinés contre la rougeole dans les territoires d’Uvira et de Fizi

Aperçu de la situation

02 Jan 2018 description

Executive summary

Direct payments by patients at the point of health care delivery, commonly known as user fees, lead to low utilization or exclusion of health care services on offer, difficult assessment of health needs and epidemic risks, and impoverish entire households. Vulnerable groups are particularly affected. over the past decade, many countries transitioned away from their user fee policies in favor of free health care initiatives for all or for specific population groups, such as pregnant women, children, and people with certain illnesses.

31 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants :

Tchad : L’épidémie est maintenant sous contrôle. Les derniers cas suspects ont été enregistrés en semaine 48 dans la délégation sanitaire régionale du Salamat. Malgré de nombreux challenges tous les acteurs se sont largement mobilisés pour répondre avec succès à cette épidémie.

31 Dec 2017 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

29 Dec 2017 description

231,504

Congolese refugees as of 30 November 2017

43,000

Congolese new arrivals from January to November 2017

6,397

Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.1 million
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

526,543
refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

49,619
cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)ebo

7.7 million
people at risk of critical food security (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
33% of required funds available

Highlights

28 Dec 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,996,294 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to assist some 244,300 people for 9 months in Lomami province, which is concomitantly affected by population movement and a cholera outbreak. While a multi-sector needs assessment carried out in three provinces impacted by the Kasaï crisis (Lomami, Sankuru and Kwilu) suggested a wide range of priorities, given the operational challenges, the proposed approach under this Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami.

27 Dec 2017 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018

BOGOTA, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a record $22.5 billion for humanitarian responses across the globe.

27 Dec 2017 description

229,957

Congolese refugees as of 30 November 2017

43,000

Congolese new arrivals from January to November 2017

6,314

Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017