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02 Jul 1998 description

The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially inaugurated the Kalembe-Lembe limb-fitting workshop in Kinshasa on 27June following the signing, on 28 March, of a cooperation agreement between the two organizations.

20 Feb 1998 description

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that agricultural materials are urgently needed to avert food shortages in a flood-stricken province in Congo-Kinshasa.

05 Feb 1998 description

34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

(In support of ACT Appeal # AFDC81)

FEB. 5, 1998

03 Feb 1998 description

150 route de Ferney, P.O. Box 2100
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

Tel:41 22 791 6033 Fax:41 22 791 6506
e-mail: act@wcc-coe.org
Coordinating Office


Democratic Republic Of Congo (Formerly Zaire)
Congo Flood Emergency - AFDC81

Appeal Target: $ 200,000 ( $103,072 Raised/Pledged To Date )

Geneva, 03 February 1998

Dear Colleagues,

23 Jan 1998 description

Up to 16 January 1998, a total of 1,242 cases of cholera had been reported in a military camp situated 5 kms from Kisangani. Of these, 234 cases were fatal (case fatality rate 19%). The outbreak had apparently started in October 1997 but was not reported until 21 December. The population in the camp was reported to be 4 000 in December and 3 000 in January but appeared to be less after at least 2 000 soldiers had been transferred to another military camp.

21 Jan 1998 description
report Marek Enterprise

Congolese authorities have apparently known for a long time about the cholera problem at the Kapalata military camp in Kisangani according to an ACP report of January 20. Informed sources in the health ministry reportedly told ACP that cholera was detected at the camp in mid-October 1997, when an abnormally high number of cases of suspicious cholera diarrhea were seen at the camp, which is home mostly to former Zairean soldiers and Mai-Mai fighters who came over to the government's side.

17 Jan 1998 description
report Marek Enterprise

National News Congo

The toll resulting from the flooding in Congo is now
becoming increasingly apparent, but the actions
undertaken by the Kabila government to respond to the
needs of the nation's flood victims remain unknown.

The Johannesburg Mail & Guardian reported on January

16 that more than a thousand people, mostly children,
have been hit by cholera in the eastern DRC, especially
in the region of Kisangani. A hotographer was quoted

08 Jan 1998 description

UNDP has made available US$200,000 for coordination of relief and logistical support following flooding and an outbreak of cholera in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Torrential rains hit the country last week flooding the provincial capital of Kinsangani, affecting nearly 14,000 people and destroying 1,500 homes. An outbreak of cholera has been reported at the Kapalata military camp near Kisangani, which houses about 6,000 soldiers. The government, supported by UNDP, other UN agencies and international organizations, is evaluating the damage caused by the flooding.

05 Jan 1998 description

Kinshasa, 05/01 (ACP).- Le bureau du PNUD à Kinshasa vient de décider, en accord avec le gouvernement, de mettre à la disposition des organisations impliquées dans l'assistance aux localités affectées par les inondations et le choléra dans la Province Orientale, «des capacités aériennes» d'acheminement de l'assistance, un bureau, des hommes ainsi qu'un appui technique au fonctionnement du comité de crise, annonce un document du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) remis le week-end à la presse.

02 Jan 1998 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

01 Jan 1998 description
report Marek Enterprise

As anticipated, the flood waters on the Congo River that have plagued Kisangani in the east have now made their way to Mbandaka and Kinshasa in the west according to an ACP release of December 31. The ACP report also indicated that the United States has provided $25,000 to help people in Kisangani and the World Food Program has provided some three tons of high energy biscuits.