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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…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Two consecutive Ebola outbreaks occured in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first one in 2007 and the second one in 2008. On 2 Jan 2009, 40 cases were registered in one month, including 28 female cases. Out of the 40 cases, 13 were below the age of 15, while 25 were above 15. A total of 13…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flash floods caused by torrential rains affected several regions of the country in October 2008. Caritas reported floods in areas such as Kwamouth where more than 700 people were left homeless after their homes were destroyed or submerged by the flood waters. OCHA reported over 650 houses…
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
In April 2008, a Hewa Bora Airlines DC-9 airplane caught fire shortly after take off and crashed into the commercial district of Birere, Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some 90 passengers and crew members were on board the aircraft. Several residents from the Birere…