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16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission
"With this new budget, the EU remains a leading humanitarian donor in the face of crises such as Syria and Yemen. Humanitarian aid alone cannot solve all problems but we must do everything in our power to help the most vulnerable."
15 Jan 2019 description
The simulation exercise focused on testing and validating capabilities for rapid detection, rapid response, and effective coordination at national and district level.
12 Jan 2019 description
The first multi-drug trial for Ebola treatments is expected to deliver clarity about which drug works best and will ultimately save lives in future outbreaks – either in DRC or in other countries.
11 Jan 2019 description
It is feared that there will be opposition protests and increased violence in response to Felix Tshiisekedi’s win. DRC riot police have been deployed as have US military personnel to Gabon.
09 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service
WHO now says that, under Government leadership and in collaboration with partner agencies, the Ebola response has resumed across all the affected regions in North Kivu Province.
31 Dec 2018 description
The IFRC responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity.
28 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam
“This is an extremely worrying situation, as every time the Ebola response has been suspended before we’ve seen a big spike in the number of new cases. This could mean Ebola spreading to even more people and other countries,“ - Oxfam’s acting Country Director.
28 Dec 2018 description
The UN has asked donors for $21.9 billion to address 21 humanitarian crises in 2019, including Yemen, its biggest aid operation. This appeal does not include Syria, expected to bring the total to $25 billion.
28 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children in countries at war have been directly attack, used as human shields, killed, maimed or recruited to fight. Rape, forced marriage and abduction have become standard tactics.
21 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN
The electoral commission said the polls would be delayed as it was “technically unable” to hold them on time, citing violence in Mai-Ndombe province; Ebola; and undelivered ballots.
20 Dec 2018 description
With widening violence, massive displacement, poor harvests and endemic poverty nearly doubling the number of food-insecure people to 13.1 million, WFP expanded operations.
18 Dec 2018 description
The waves of displacement are mainly due to violence around Congo's eastern frontier, in Ituri and the Kivus. More than 13 million people depend on humanitarian assistance.
14 Dec 2018 description
UNHCR estimates that about 1.5 million people have had their homes damaged or destroyed, based on findings from a Shelter Working Group from seven of DRC’s 26 provinces.
12 Dec 2018 description
CERF’s timely funding enables WHO, UNICEF and WFP to rapidly scale up critical health action such as surveillance, treatment, community mobilization and crisis communication, and also supports logistics services.
11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The impact of the disease on children goes beyond those who have been infected. When parents or caregivers are taken to treatment centres or pass away, some children are left alone.
09 Dec 2018 description
With support from GAVI vaccine alliance, 2,160 doses of vaccine have been allocated to South Sudan and will be administered to protect against Ebola virus-Zaire.
04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
04 Dec 2018 description
To increase awareness, the participants agreed to intensify risk communication and community engagement to address rumours on Ebola, particularly at the Kasese - Kasindi-Lubiriha border area.
03 Dec 2018 description
WHO continues to support the nine countries neighbouring DRC in their EVD preparedness work, providing both technical expertise and financial help, as it responds to the outbreak.
28 Nov 2018 description
In response to a spike in malaria in eastern DRC, a four-day mass drug administration campaign was launched today in Beni, with a target to reach up to 450,000 people.