A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
• With support from the Government of Japan two additional rooms and a play park for young children were completed; these facilities will be handed over to the Government of Rwanda and UNHCR on 5 September.
• Anaemia among children under-5 remains high at 44.6 per cent in Mahama Camp (Burundian refugees) and Nyabiheke Camp (Congolese refugees). Advocacy with the Government has resulted in home fortification using micro nutrient powders, which was introduced in the refugee camps in January 2018.
Ebola response activities were temporarily suspended in the city of Beni (Nord-Kivu) after an attack by the ADF that killed 14 civilians on 22 September.
A general strike was declared two days later to protest insecurity in Beni, where violent clashes have **forced 40% of the population to flee **over the last six months.
383,283 KEY FIGURES BURUNDIAN REFUGEES
Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.
21 September, a confirmed case has been identified in Tchomia Health Zone, Ituri province. UNICEF has deployed a mixed team composed of WASH, C4D, and psychosocial to Tchomia to implement the response.
21 September, a meeting was held with the Secretary General of Ministry of health, UNICEF, WHO, and other partners to discuss capacity building in fifteen priority provinces as part of the Ebola emergency preparedness plan, which aims to control Ebola outbreaks within the country.
Le présent document est un Plan Opérationnel dont le but est d’orienter la stratégie de réponse humanitaire à la crise dans la région du Kasaï, notamment pour les provinces du Kasaï Central, Kasaï, Kwilu, Kwango, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, Sankuru et le Territoire de Kapanga dans la Province du Lualaba entre juin et novembre 2018.
Le présent document est un Plan Opérationnel dont le but est d’orienter la stratégie de réponse humanitaire à la crise dans les provinces du Sud-Kivu et du Maniema pour six mois (juin - novembre 2018). Il a été élaboré au cours d’un atelier organisé en juin 2018 dans le pôle régional de Bukavu. Il a réuni les membres de l’Inter-Cluster Régional (ICR) et du Comité Régional InterOrganisations (CRIO) pour le centre-Est de la RDC. Des contributions ont aussi été reçues de la part des Comités Locaux Inter-Organisations (CLIO) d’Uvira et Kindu.
Chad currently has 652.575 people of concern, including 449.748 refugees, 3.442 asylum seekers,
162.755 IDPs and returnees, 16,718 Chadian returnees from Central African Republic (at risk of statelessness), and 20.000 in other categories.
Water Shortage among Sudanese refugees in the east of Chad.
GAOUI Transit Site: 459 refugees benefit from relocation and reintegration under the ECHO-funded Housing Support Project.
Socio-economic and professional profiling of refugees in Chad completed.
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i. Résumé exécutif
The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.
A Kisangani, la journée internationale de la paix célébrée le 21 de chaque année n’est pas passée inaperçue. Des kits de protection ont été remis ce vendredi à une trentaine des personnes atteintes d’albinisme, membres de l’Association Pour la Protection et le Développement des Personnes Vivant avec Albinisme, APRODEPA, et de l’Organisation pour le Bien Être des Albinos au Congo, OBEAC.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) suspended all its activities in the northeastern city of Beni and surrounding areas Monday, as a result of an armed group attack on Saturday.
This week, 667 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,578 arrivals and from last year’s 1,029 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 95, compared to 225 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Over 18,300 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Iraq (23%), Afghanistan (22%) and Syria (20%).
South Sudan continues to make progress on Ebola virus disease outbreak (EVD) preparedness through enhancing capacities for EVD case detection, investigation, response, and prevention.
This week, multiple engagements at different levels have continued to advocate, sensitize and mobilize stakeholders and communities to pull all efforts and resources together towards achieving this goal.