DR Congo

UNICEF DRC Humanitarian Situation Report September, 2018



  • UNICEF’s response on the North Kivu and Ituri Ebola outbreak can be found on a weekly basis on Ebola’s latest situation report: https://www.unicef.org/appeals/drc_sitreps.html
  • 3 September, schools have reopened in all provinces in the DRC. UNICEF has scaled up its activities in providing access to quality education and psychosocial support to students, distribution of learning materials, and training of teachers to further promote a stable learning environment.
  • In Beni town, North Kivu province, certain schools remained closed due to the high insecurities in the area, however,
    UNICEF remains active in supporting schools towards Ebola prevention, while ensuring an active surveillance in case of school reopening.

Situation in Numbers

  • 4.49 million Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) (OCHA, April 2018)
  • 7,900,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, Jan.2018)
  • 2,000,000 children are suffering from Severe Acute malnutrition (DRC Cluster Nutrition, May 2018)
  • 21,408 cases of cholera reported since January 2018 (Ministry of Health, September 2018)
  • UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 268 million
  • 39% of required funds available

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

  • The latest nutrition surveillance and early warning system fact sheet1 reveals that 59 out of 435 health zones present at least four indicators out of threshold. The most affected provinces are Kasai Central with 15 affected health zones, 11 health zones in Kwilu, 10 health zones in Kwango and 9 health zones in Sankuru.
  • In the province of South Kivu, clashes between Mayi-Mayi Yakutumba and the FARDC caused a large-scale movement of population.
  • In Kasai, 243 Children formerly Associated with Armed Forces/Groups, of which 62 girls, and 140 Unaccompanied and Separated Children, of which 58 girls, have been identified during the reporting period of July to September.
  • 2,212 cases of measles and 26 deaths (fatality 1.17%) was recorded in the provinces of Haut Lomami, Haut Katanga and Lualaba during the month of September.
  • Ebola Outbreak: As of 29 October, 274 cases of Ebola have been notified in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, of which 239 confirmed cases and 174 deaths were recorded in the ten affected health zones2 . UNICEF’s response can be found here: https://www.unicef.org/appeals/drc_sitreps.html