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18 Jun 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 80 000 burundais affectés par les pluies diluviennes depuis janvier ;

• Malgré une bonne saison agricole 2018A, près de 1,7 million de burundais restent en insécurité alimentaire (IPC3, en crise) ;

• Entre janvier 2016 et mai 2018, la Hotline a reçu 7 370 appels.

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions
Population ciblée 2,4 millions
PDI 169 374
Réfugiés congolais 72 212
Réfugiés burundais 413 283
Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 1,7 million

18 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Mbandaka, le 12 juin 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : une forte délégation du Réseau Caritas locale a effectué une mission depuis vendredi 1er juin 2018 à Bikoro et Itipo pour évaluer et lancer les travaux d’appui à la riposte contre la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE), dans la Province de l’Equateur.

18 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 7.7 m people in food insecurity and livelihood crisis (15th IPC)

  • 4.6 m people in need of nutrition assistance

  • US$195.2 m seven months (June - December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 63% of total

  • 1,077,425 m people assisted in May 2018

Country Background & Strategy

17 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

MBANDAKA, CONGO —

For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family.

"Since Ebola was declared, business has decreased by almost half. It's really, really bad," the 47-year-old said, hanging his head.

15 Jun 2018 description

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 15 June 2018 —While progress has been made to contain the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the response on the ground has entered a new critical phase as national authorities, international agencies and local organizations focus on ending the outbreak, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

15 Jun 2018 description

The current Ebola outbreak is happening in three health zones in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur Province: Wangata, Bikoro, and Iboko. This revised Emergency Appeal will support 400,000 of the most vulnerable people in these areas for six months, and will also undertake preparedness and prevention work in Equateur’s four neighbouring Provinces.

Snapshot

The outbreak was confirmed on 8 May. By 14 June, 66 cases – 38 confirmed as Ebola Virus Disease – had been reported, and 28 people had died.

15 Jun 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 June 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, mass gathering monitoring, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, polio and Rift Valley fever.

15 Jun 2018 description

Suite à la notification d’une flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans la province de l’Équateur, en République démocratique du Congo, le 5 mai 2018, l’OMS a réalisé une évaluation formelle rapide des risques qui a démontré que le risque pour la santé publique est élevé au niveau régional.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On the 12th of June, an executive briefing on the Ebola response was organized with the participation of the UNICEF Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, WCAR Regional Director, Division Directors at NYHQ, WCARO and the DRC Country Office.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Negin Janati 203.212.0044 (M)

Fairfield, Conn. (June 14, 2018) – Save the Children is deploying a team of medical workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help raise public awareness of the deadly Ebola virus—especially among children.

Heather Kerr, Save the Children’s Country Director in DRC said: “While the DRC has successfully rooted out previous outbreaks of the disease, this one is harder to stop because it has spread to the city. Total vigilance is now required to ensure there is no spark to ignite an epidemic.

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On the 13th of April, a total pledge of $500 million was made by donors during the Geneva conference towards the humanitarian crisis in the DRC as the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs highlights the consequences of violence by armed groups, ethnic strife, political instability, and food insecurity on children and civilians.

  • The RRMP mechanism provided a multi-sectorial emergency relief to 3,082 displaced households with WASH, shelter materials, and Non Food Items in Tanganyika province.

14 Jun 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7,879,764 Swiss francs (including CHF 445,731 of bilateral contribution through Health Emergency Response Unit -ERU- staff deployment) to enable the IFRC to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) and RCRC Movement partners to respond to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deliver humanitarian assistance to 400,000 people in an emergency health intervention for 6 months.

14 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationYap Boum, Professor in the faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy.