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15 Dec 2018 description

La flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo se produit dans un contexte impitoyable. L’absence de participation des communautés et les conflits continuent d’entraver les activités d’intervention dans certaines zones touchées. Par ailleurs, les pratiques insuffisantes de lutte contre l’infection dans de nombreux centres de santé privés et publics demeurent une source majeure d’amplification de la flambée et présentent un risque pour la santé et pour les autres intervenants de première ligne.

14 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • A suspected Ebola case was reported in Renk (Abayok PHCC) on 03/12/2018 and investigated by the RRT. The sample was negative for EVD.

  • Similarly, a specimen collected from Yambio hospital on 04/12/2018 tested negative for EVD.

  • Ultra-Cold Freezer for Ebola vaccine storage was received.

  • The SoPs for the technical working groups have been finalized except logistics TWG.

14 Dec 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 14 décembre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par le grand nombre de personnes laissées sans abri par les combats en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). En raison de la poursuite des violences, les organisations humanitaires n’ont pas accès à plusieurs régions, pour fournir une aide même la plus élémentaire aux personnes dans le besoin.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in place to avert the epidemic.The Ebola outbreak broke out in neighboring DR-Congo in August 2018. Given the proximity of Uganda to North Kivu province, where a number of people have died of the same disease, Uganda remains among the countries with the highest risk of getting Ebola.

14 Dec 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned at the large number of people left homeless by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ongoing violence means aid agencies are without access to provide even basic assistance in several areas.

14 Dec 2018 description

160,000+ Refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in November 2018.

42,000+ Refugee children under age five received polio vaccine in Upper Nile and Unity in November 2018.

1,100+ Newly arrived refugees registered in November in South Sudan 2018.

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13618

Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF’s response to the North Kivu and Ituri Ebola outbreak can be found on a weekly basis on Ebola’s latest situation report

  • Based on various sources, 669,820 Congolese nationals were returned from Angola, with an estimated 30% being children under 18 years old. UNICEF conducted multi-sectoral assessments and provided cash, emergency shelter, and WASH assistance.

13 Dec 2018 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a major source of amplification of the outbreak and risk to health and other frontline workers.

13 Dec 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Mosoka Fallah - Deputy Director General at National Public Health Institute of Liberia and Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School

Disclosure statement: Mosoka Fallah-consults for MERCK/MSD as an Expert from Africa on the process of the Ebola vacine licensing.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Fonds central d’intervention d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) va allouer 10 millions de dollars pour appuyer la riposte régionale à Ebola en Afrique centrale.

L’annonce a été faite mercredi par Mark Lowcock, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, qui a autorité sur le CERF.

12 Dec 2018 description

Situation Update

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By using proven public health measures as well as new tools at hand (immunization and therapeutics), WHO remains confident the outbreak can be contained and brought to an end, despite multifaceted challenges.

12 Dec 2018 description

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced a US$10 million regional contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) towards mitigating the possible impact of the current Ebola outbreak should it spread to countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

12 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam

In response to the number of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaching 500, Chals Wontewe, Oxfam's Country Director in the DRC, said:

"DRC is battling to keep Ebola under control; cases are increasing at a quicker rate and the virus has spread further.

"Although the outbreak is still far from the scale of the West Africa epidemic, we're operating in an extremely complex environment and facing the very real threat of more violence and instability in the run up to the elections.

12 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

« Je vais de porte à porte pour informer les familles sur la vaccination contre Ebola », explique Julien, mobilisateur social impliqué dans la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola à l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

11 Dec 2018 description

By Sara Staedicke

Despite the major focus by media and publics on a handful of refugee crises around the world—the Syrian, Afghan, and Venezuelan ones among them, and recently Yemen—displacement situations worsened during 2018 in a number of countries that received much less attention, and perhaps as a result less in the way of humanitarian aid.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.