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22 Jun 2018 description

Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire is on the front-lines of the battle against Ebola.

She’s leading the hunt for the virus in the Itipo area in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The communities at risk are spread out over a wide area and the roads are bad. Her team of more than 20 field epidemiologists is using mostly motorcycles to get around.

Marie-Roseline Belizaire said “We have to go sometimes as far as 80 km from the coordination base, so in a day we can do 160 km.”

22 Jun 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia will also now be a voting member of the PEF Steering Body.

21 Jun 2018 description

IOM'S RESPONSE FOCUS

  • Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province

  • POINTS OF ENTRY (POE) surveillance (health screening)

  • Infection Prevention and Control measures (hygiene promotion) at POE

  • Risk communication at POE

  • Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR), and Republic of the Congo (ROC)

21 Jun 2018 description

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 31 May, over 772,000 Congolese refugees are being hosted in countries in Africa.

From 1 January to 31 May alone, some 104,351 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

21 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In response to the Ebola crisis that has impacted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Government of Japan is allocating 700,000 USD to UNICEF. The funds will be used to support activities in the area of community communication and psycho-social assistance to affected families.

20 Jun 2018 description

The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is cautious optimism. Slightly over a month into the response, further spread of EVD has largely been contained. However, in spite of progress, there should be no room for laxity and complacency until the outbreak is controlled. The focus of operations remains on intensive surveillance and active case finding.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

CONAKRY, GUINEA — Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April.

The outbreak may be relatively far away, but fear of Ebola is not.

19 Jun 2018 description

Les 150 prestataires concernés viennent de 3 zones de santé, à savoir : Bolenge, Mbandaka et Wangata afin d’améliorer la prévention et le contrôle des infections dans les formations sanitaires en situation de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola.

19 Jun 2018 description
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Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

18 Jun 2018 description
report ALIMA

Dakar/Paris, June 8 2018. The medical humanitarian organization ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) will open an Ebola treatment center equipped, for the first time, with biosecure emergency care units, in Itipo in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

  • 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:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

18 Jun 2018 description
report ALIMA

Dakar/Paris, 18 juin 2018. L’organisation médicale humanitaire ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) ouvre un centre de traitement Ebola équipé pour la première fois de chambres d’urgence biosécurisées, à Itipo, dans la province de l’Equateur, en République Démocratique du Congo.

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).