DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017Ongoing
At least 150 people are believed to have died and an estimated 70 houses were destroyed following a landslide that ravaged the fishing village of Tara, Ituri Province, during the night of 15-16 August. (OCHA, 23 Aug 2017)
More than 10 days after a landslide ravaged the village of Tara in Ituri Province, in the north-east of the country, national authorities have revised the toll to 174 people presumed dead. So far, 33 bodies have been recovered and buried. There are 57 survivors, and 10 injured still receiving care at the hospital. Around 280 children have been orphaned. A response and recovery plan developed by the provincial authorities will be shared with humanitarian actors. (OCHA, 29 Aug 2017)
• On August 1, 2017, the UNICEF Executive Director activated the Level 3 Corporate Emergency Response for the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period of 6 months.
• In 2017 there have been 23,959 suspected cases of cholera and 528 deaths (fatality rate: 2.2%) recorded. The year 2017 is expected to be one of the worst year of the last ten years in term of cholera cases as the limit of 1,800 cases/week was already passed during the reporting period.
Nouvel incendie d’un site de déplacés dans le Tanganyika
KASAI REGION CRISIS: SCALING UP RESPONSE FOR DISPLACED PEOPLE; UNICEF LAUNCHES “BACK-TO-SCHOOL” CAMPAIGN
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
• Plague in Madagascar
• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia
• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
• Hepatitis E in Chad
• Malaria in Burundi
D’autres sites des pêcheurs au bord du lac Albert sous menaces d’éboulement.
Les premières interventions en vivres au profit des déplacés à Linga, cinq mois après leur déplacement.
Le Territoire d’Irumu est classifié en phase 4 d’urgence alimentaire.
Aperçu de la situation
Tanganyika : relance du Cadre Provincial de Concertation Humanitaire (CPCH)
WHO PROVIDES USD 400,000 FOR CHOLERA RESPONSE
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:
• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria
• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe
• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic
• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania
• Cholera in Chad
• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.
KASAI REGION: CONTINUED INCREASE IN FUNDING
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week, two new events have been reported: dengue fever in Mali and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:
• Malaria in Cabo Verde
• Humanitarian crisis (refugee) in Uganda
•Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kasaï : augmentation continue des financements
15 PERSONNES TUÉES ET 8 ENLEVÉES PRÈS DE KOLOFATA
Dans la nuit du 24 août, des membres présumés de Boko Haram ont attaqué le village de Gakara, juste à la sortie de la ville de Kolofata, près de la frontière nigériane, tuant 15 personnes et en kidnappant 8 autres, selon une déclaration officielle le 25 août. Les assaillants ont incendié environ 30 maisons. Kolofata accueille de nombreux déplacés et la zone est devenue la cible d'attentats suicides fréquents, limitant ainsi l'accès à l'aide humanitaire.
15 KILLED AND 8 KIDNAPPED NEAR KOLOFATA
Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Gakara village just outside the town of Kolofata, near the Nigerian border, on the night of 24 August, killing 15 people and kidnapping 8 others, officials said on 25 August. The attackers burned down around 30 houses. Kolofata hosts a large displaced population but the area has become a frequent target of suicide bombings, thus constraining access to humanitarian aid.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Addis Ababa, 23 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat extends his sincere condolences to the affected families, people and Government of the Republic of Guinea and the Republic of the Democratic Republic of Congo following landslides due to heavy rains.
At least eight people were killed in the district of Ratoma on the outskirts of the Guinean capital Conakry while at least 200 people lost their lives in Ituri Province in Northeastern DRC.
« Nous ne pouvons commencer cette conférence de presse sans avoir une pensée pour toutes les victimes de l’éboulement qui a dévasté le village de Tara sur les rives du Lac Albert en Ituri. Le chef de la MONUSCO Maman Sidikou exprime ses profondes condoléances aux familles des disparus en particulier à tous les enfants, désormais orphelins, qui ont perdu leurs parents dans ce drame.
ITURI: OVER 150 KILLED AND 280 ORPHANS IN A LANDSLIDE IN DJUGU TERRITORY
DAKAR, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.
The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday.
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A fisherman's camp was engulfed by part of a mountain after heavy rains caused a landslide.
A doctor at the nearby Tshomia Hospital, Herve Isamba, said they were treating four people injured in the landslide.
Fishing on Lake Albert is one of the main occupations in Ituri, which borders Uganda
A landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 40 people, a regional official said Thursday.