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04 Oct 2019 description

Since 18 August, thousands of Congolese refugees left Angola to come back to DRC. A Tripartite Agreement was subsequently signed on 23-24 August between UNHCR and the Angola and DRC Governments, to start an organized Voluntary Repatriations movement.

In Kasenyi, Ituri Province, UNHCR and partner CARITAS continued the construction of collective hangars to respond to the arrival of some 4,300 IDPs. So far, 21 hangars are occupied by 252 households. In addition, 333 individual shelters were finalized.

04 Oct 2019 description

This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Update.

Refugees

04 Oct 2019 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13970

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8630E SÉANCE – MATIN

Plus que jamais, la région des Grands Lacs est « résolument engagée dans sa marche vers la stabilité », a estimé ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour la région des Grands Lacs, M. Huang Xia, alors qu’il présentait le rapport du Secrétaire général sur la mise en œuvre de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo et la région.

03 Oct 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL   8630TH MEETING (AM)  

SC/13970

Despite recent advances in governance and regional cooperation in the Great Lakes, insecurity and human rights abuses, particularly in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, still require urgent attention, the Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy for the region told the Security Council today.

01 Oct 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Following the persisting insecurity in Lwemba (Mandima health zone) UNICEF has established a sub-office and deployed a team to Biakato village, near Lwemba. UNICEF teams have started to resume dialogue with the local community.

• Mambasa, Mandima, Kalunguta and Beni health zones remained the hotspots of the epidemic with 72 per cent of 129 confirmed cases reported during the last three weeks.

29 Sep 2019 description

Kasika est l'un des quartiers les plus pauvres de Goma, la plus grande ville de la province du Nord-Kivu de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). C'est à Kasika que le premier cas de Goma a été détecté. Mais Ebola n'est pas la seule maladie qui frappe les habitants de Kasika, qui vivent dans des conditions difficiles, sous des toits de tôle, sans eau courante, sans toilettes avec chasse d'eau et peu d'assainissement. Le choléra et la rougeole sont également en plein essor dans la communauté. "Deux de mes voisins sont allés à l'hôpital cette semaine.

29 Sep 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Sep 2019 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA Bukavu en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par OCHA et couvre la période duer au 15 septembre 2019.

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 35 000 nouveaux déplacés, en l’espace de deux semaines, à cause de l’insécurité dans les Hauts Plateaux de Fizi et Itombwe

  • Environ 22 600 personnes vulnérables assistés en vivres

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

28 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

DR Congo: 961 cases and 17 deaths were recorded at week 37. The situation remains a source of concern, particularly in the region of Grand Kasai. (See details page 2)

Nigeria: The cholera outbreak is still active in the states of Adamawa and Borno, which record 24 and 9 cases respectively at week 36.

Cameroon: New cases of cholera continue to be reported in the northern and far northern regions bordering Nigeria and Chad. The risk of spreading cholera in the Lake Chad Basin region is still present.

28 Sep 2019 description

Kasika is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Goma, the largest city in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It was in Kasika that Goma’s first case was detected.

But Ebola is not the only disease to scourge the residents of Kasika, who live in close conditions, under tin roofs, with no running water, no flushing toilets and little sanitation. Cholera and measles are also surging through the community.

27 Sep 2019 description

KINSHASA, 25 SEPTEMBRE 2019 - Alors que l'épidémie de rougeole la plus importante et la plus rapide au monde continue de s'étendre en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le gouvernement, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et leurs partenaires ont lancé aujourd'hui une troisième campagne de vaccination d'urgence dans 24 zones de santé ciblant près de 825 000 enfants âgés de 6 à 59 mois.

26 Sep 2019 description

Kinshasa, 25 September 2019 – With the world’s largest and fastest-moving measles epidemic continuing to expand throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Government with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners today initiated a third emergency campaign of vaccinations in 24 health zones, targeting nearly 825 000 children aged 6–59 months.

Life-saving vaccines and supplies for the campaign have been provided by WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières, UNICEF and the DRC Government, with US$2.5 million funding from the United Nations Humanitarian Pooled Fund.

24 Sep 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In partnership with the National Program of Hygiene at Borders (PNHF), IOM is implementing surveillance and prevention of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at 108 POE/POCs in North Kivu, huh, and South Kin Provinces.

IOM CCCM team together with Civil Protection and AIDES organised a joint-mission to assess humanitarian situation and needs of IDPs residing in sites and host community in Mahagi territoty, Ituri Province.

22 Sep 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 69 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Flooding in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera outbreak in Nigeria

  • Chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia.

20 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Emerging hotspots continue to pose challenges in terms of accessibility and insecurity: on 14 September, EVD response teams were attacked in Mandima health zones thus slowing down the overall response for days.

• UNICEF continues to strengthen its presence on the ground. To provide strategic direction closer to the hotspots and support field response teams, 19 staffs previously based in Goma – the coordination hub - have been moved to Beni.

18 Sep 2019 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationBy Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research-Aid Networks, University of Kent; and Matthew Badham, PhD Candidate, Molecular Virology, University of Kent

17 Sep 2019 description

The DRC is facing a resurgence in measles cases. Nearly 180,000 suspected cases were reported in 2019. 76% of these are children under five and in the 3,559 measles-associated deaths reported, they accounted for 88%.

The increase in cases and geographical spread of the measles outbreak has seen 484 out of 519 health zones affected. North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which are also struggling with an Ebola outbreak, are seeing a gradual increase in new measles cases, with an average of 297 cases per week in Ituri and 175 in North Kivu.

16 Sep 2019 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA Kalemie et Lubumbashi en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par OCHA et couvre la période du 02 au 15 septembre 2019.

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le PAM reprend l’alimentation scolaire d’urgence à Kalemie, après 4 ans d’interruption

  • L’ONG CRS vient en aide à quelques 8 500 personnes retournées à Kalemie

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

16 Sep 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: