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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.
26 Nov 2018 description
The DRC Ministry of Health today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients.
26 Nov 2018 description
There is at least an 80% chance of an El Niño phenomenon between October and December 2018, coinciding with the lean season. An El Niño at this time is associated with below-average rain.
20 Nov 2018 description
WHO is now using IOM’s innovative Security Communications and Analysis Network (SCAAN) in DRC to support the security of its staff fighting the Ebola epidemic.
19 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam
Campaña de Navidad #UnGranReto busca conseguir que 62.000 niñas y niños en situación de emergencia tengan agua limpia para lavarse las manos y así evitar el contagio de enfermedades mortales.
17 Nov 2018 description
The epicenter of the Ebola outbreak has moved from the small town of Mangina to the larger city of Beni, where the number of new suspected and confirmed Ebola patients has risen steadily for weeks.
08 Nov 2018 description
However, the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable, the UN Department of Peacekeeping and WHO said after a joint mission to assess the outbreak.
03 Nov 2018 description
This particular vaccine is being administered in DR Congo and is highly protective and has demonstrated potency against Ebola virus-Zaire in the current outbreak.
03 Nov 2018 description
Les nouveaux déplacements priveraint l’accès à la terre à près de 100 000 ménages agricoles et impacteraient le niveau de la production agricole et la consommation alimentaire des ménages.
31 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America
At least 83 more aid workers have been killed this year. In response to the increasing threats, humanitarian organizations have tightened their security measures by keeping a low profile.
22 Oct 2018 description
Alarm bells have been ringing for quite some time in DR Congo. The increased violence and displacement puts serious pressure on the already overstretched humanitarian resources.
22 Oct 2018 description
Rwanda has increased awareness and community engagement throughout the country using different communication channels in public places such as main Roads, borders and Airports.
19 Oct 2018 description
South Sudan and neighbouring countries are working to develop and test operational readiness since the beginning of the DRC outbreak in August 2018