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30 Jun 2018 description

EUCPM activation

  • The Ebola outbreak, which was declared on 8 May 2018, is not yet over but has been "largely contained" according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The organisation views the situation with "cautious optimism". The last confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported on 6 June 2018. The incubation period of the Ebola virus is 21 days. The end of the outbreak will be declared once 42 days have passed without a new Ebola case.

30 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$167 m six months (July - December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 31.3% of total

1,140,902 m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

29 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• While the overall response to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province continues, the follow up of the last contact in Bikoro health zone after 21 days was completed on 25 June, 2018. At present, follow up of contacts continues in Itipo health area of Iboko health zone.

29 Jun 2018 description

Kinshasa – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, received USD 1,000,000 on Wednesday (27/06) from the Government of Japan to expand the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) national Ebola response to other provinces – Kinshasa, Mai Ndombe, Tshopo and South Ubangi – and scale up the response in Equator province.

28 Jun 2018 description

1,149 cholera cases (including 92 deaths) have been reported in Kasai Oriental, Sankuru, and Lomami provinces since February, with the outbreak intensifying since June, with over 270 cases reported. This is the second cholera outbreak in Greater Kasai region since the crisis first erupted in August 2016. Kasai was cholera-free since 2004, and these outbreaks are a significant indication of a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Poor WASH and health infrastructure within the context of ongoing insecurity and displacement is exacerbating the fairly quick spread of the disease.

28 Jun 2018 description

It’s been nearly twenty years since the residents of Bosolo village in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo have seen a car.

“Bosolo is a village which is about 25 km from Iboko centre, but on this road 25 km can take two or more hours to travel,” said Dr Ismaila Ibrahim Mamane Sani, Co-coordinator of WHO’s Ring Vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

26 Jun 2018 description

1. Situation update

The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The focus of the response remains on intensive surveillance, including active case finding, investigation of suspected cases and alerts and contact tracing.

26 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Almost two months after the start of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts announced on Tuesday that the deadly disease has “largely been contained”.

A total of 55 cases of Ebola have been recorded during the current outbreak of the often-deadly viral infection and 28 people have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

26 Jun 2018 description

The European Union has allocated €40 000 in humanitarian aid to help health workers and the inhabitants of the Central African Republic (CAR) to prepare for spread the Ebola epidemic which is already present in a neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

26 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is providing shared security telecommunications services to support humanitarian operations in the Kasai region, South Kivu and Tanganyika. These services are available in Kananga and Tshikapa (Kasai-Occidental), Mbuji-Mayi (Kasai-Oriental),
    Bukavu (South Kivu) and in Kalemie (Tanganyika).

  • The ETC carried out assessment missions in Sud Kivu and Tanganika provinces in May 2018 to evaluate evolving needs and adjust plans accordingly.

26 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis le 8 mai dernier, la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait face à une sa neuvième épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola. Le Gouvernement et ses partenaires unissent leurs efforts autour d’un objectif commun : faire triompher la vie en mettant fin à l’épidémie qui frappe la Province de l’Equateur, dans le nord-ouest du pays.

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

‘PPE’, ‘21 days’, ‘chlorine’, ‘treatment centres’, ‘safe burials’ and, most of all, ‘Ebola’ are words that I hoped I wouldn’t hear again. I personally witnessed the unprecedented Ebola outbreak which consumed parts of West Africa between 2013 and 2016. The damage and heartbreak it caused is something that will remain with me for a long time. The impact was devastating – Ebola killed more than 11,000 individuals and some 16,000 children lost parents or caregivers.

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les mots comme « équipement de protection individuelle », « chlore », « 21 jours », « centres de traitement », « enterrements sécurisés » et surtout « Ebola » sont des mots que j’avais espéré ne jamais entendre à nouveau. J’ai personnellement assisté à l’épidémie sans précédent d’Ebola qui a ravagé une partie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest entre 2013 et 2016. Les dégâts et la douleur causés me suivront encore pendant longtemps. Le choc a été dévastateur – Ebola a tué plus de 11.000 personnes et environ 16.000 enfants ont perdu leurs parents ou leurs aidants.

25 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Le 19 juin, le Gouvernement du Japon a décidé d’accorder une Aide d’Urgence de 3 millions de dollars américains, en réponse à l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo, à travers l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM).

22 Jun 2018 description

1. Situation Update

The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Over one month into the response, further spread of EVD has largely been contained. However, in spite of the progress made, there should be no room for laxity and complacency until the outbreak is controlled. The focus of the response remains on intensive surveillance, including active case finding, investigation of suspected cases and alerts and contact tracing.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of the 18th of June, the UNICEF Principal Adviser on Health Epidemic assumed the role of the UN coordinator for the Ebola response in Mbandaka for 3 weeks.

• As of the 20th of June, a total 38 confirmed and 14 probable cases were reported in the three affected health zones of Wangata (Mbandaka), Bikoro and Itipo of the Equateur province.

22 Jun 2018 description

Depuis le 8 mai 2018, la République Démocratique du Congo fait face à une 9ème épidémie de la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE). Contrairement aux précédentes épidémies, l’actuelle épidémie a la particularité d’être multifocale, principalement dans les foyers de Bikoro, d’Iboko et de Mbandaka.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tony Byamungu

As I write this, I am inside the Iboko Health Zone, south of the Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Almost two months ago, the Health Minister declared an Ebola epidemic in the country. Iboko is one of the three health zones affected.