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Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Government of the [DRC] declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province today...The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD. (WHO, 8 May 2018) From 4 April through 9 May 2018, a total of 32 [EVD] cases (among which…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
In Uvira Territory, important damages were reported in Bwegera after severe downpours hit the village on 30 March. More than 140 houses were damaged and about 720 people left homeless. Four classrooms collapsed in a primary school. In Uvira some 20 houses were entirely destroyed and 15 partially…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 13 February 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared the ongoing outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in the country a national public health emergency. A total of 21 children presenting with typical acute accid paralysis (AFP) tested…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018 and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9)…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
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…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 11 May, the Ministry of Health of the DRC informed WHO that of five laboratory samples tested, one tested positive for Ebola virus at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) laboratory in Kinshasa. (WHO, 12 May 2017) On 24 May, WHO issued a donor alert, requesting US$10.5M for…
In DR Congo, since mid-December 2016, fall armyworms have destroyed thousands of hectares of maize and rice crops in the southeastern provinces Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba, Tanganyika and Sud Kivu (OCHA 15/02/2017). 63,000 hectares have been destroyed, which represents over 80% of maize…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since November, rains and winds have hit the town of Gemena, headquarters of the province of Sud-Ubangi...On 9 November 2016, rain and violent winds intensified, causing extensive floods in the Gemena neighbourhoods located on the banks of rivers Mombonga, Sukia and Labo. (IFRC, 25 Nov 2016) The…
On 21 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Angola notified WHO of an outbreak of yellow fever. The first cases were identified in the district of Viana (Luanda province) on 5 December 2015. As of 8 February, a total of 164 suspected cases and 37 deaths had been reported in Angola. The…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 28 October, heavy rains struck the territory of Kalehe in South Kivu, particularly affecting the village of Bushushu. The floods left 3 people missing, more than 50 houses destroyed, and dozens others damaged. (OCHA, 10 Nov 2015) In Kindu, district of Maniema, torrential rains caused floodings…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 24 Aug 2014, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in the northern Équateur province. As of 27 Aug, 42 suspected cases had been reported, including 13 deaths (five of which were health workers) and six out of eight samples had tested positive…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
While the last major cholera outbreak in DR Congo's western provinces was in 2011, cholera is endemic in the eastern provinces, which experienced a resurgence of cases starting in July 2012. Over the course of 2013, ongoing violence and displacement in North and South Kivu, Katanga and…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
At the end of September 2012, torrential rains caused flooding in the town of Gbadolite in Equateur province. Three people were killed, 300 houses destroyed and 327 households affected. (OCHA, 3 Oct 2012) Torrential rains between 1-9 Nov 2012 caused flooding in Dungu, Haut-Uele District in…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 17 Aug 2012, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo notified the World Health Organization of an outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic fever in the Isiro and Dungu Health Zones of Province Orientale in the eastern part of the country (WHO, 17 Aug 2012). By the time the last case…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Heavy rains occurred in Sange, Territoire d'Uvira in South Kivu, killing one person and destroying crop fields, more than 3,000 houses and 8 schools (OCHA, 23 Ar 2012).
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Heavy rains in Sud-Kivu left 400 families with no shelter, destroyed houses, schools and crops. (OCHA 7 Dec 2011). In Bas Congo province flooding affected 1,200 households (Caritas - 13 Dec 2011).
DR Congo A cholera outbreak was declared in March 2011 in Oriental province and later spread along the Congo River to Bandundu, Equateur and Kinshasa provinces in DR Congo. The Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic in June and appealed to donors for support. (IFRC, 25 Apr 2012) Over the…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
In July 2010, floods devastated the Basunkusu area, located in the northern part of the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nearly 300 homes were totally destroyed, leaving an estimated 1,500 individuals homeless. Humanitarians feared that, due to the weak structure of most…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
OCHA reported that on 16th May 2010, following heavy rains and the overflow of several rivers, a landslide occurred at Kibiriga village, on the slopes of the Nyiragongo Volcano. More than 230 houses and 7 hectares of farmland were destroyed. 21 People were confirmed dead while 46 others were…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Heavy rainfall during March resulted in flooding along the Congo River in Bukavu Territory, Katanga Province, displacing more than 13,000 households, according to OCHA. Immediately following the floods, relief agencies provided humanitarian assistance to affected populations. As of April 19, OCHA…