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18 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• As of 11 July, 2018, no new confirmed or probable cases of Ebola were reported in the affected health zones, i.e. the number of reported cases remained 38 confirmed and 15 probable cases.

• While the overall response to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province continues, the follow up of the last contact after 21 days were completed on 27 June, 2018, while field level surveillance continues.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says it expects the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over on July 24. That will mark 42 days, two incubation periods of 21 days each, since the last patient infected with the Ebola virus was released from care.

The countdown toward the end of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC started on June 12. If no other cases of this fatal disease are identified by July 24, the DRC’s Ministry of Health will announce the end of the disease the following day in an elaborate ceremony in the capital, Kinshasa.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

Les autorités congolaises se préparent à déclarer dans une semaine la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola à l’Equateur. Depuis le 12 juin, aucun cas positif n’a été observé en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), a dit mardi devant la presse à Genève une porte-parole de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). « Suivant les recommandations de l’OMS, le Ministère de la Santé de la République Démocratique du Congo a entamé un compte rebours jusqu’au 24 juillet pour marquer la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola » a ajouté Fadela Chaib.

17 Jul 2018 description

Half way into the year, humanitarian organizations have only received 35 per cent of the money needed for relief worldwide. "Our humanitarian relief is a matter of life or death in many horrific war and disaster zones. The lack of funding leaves many desperate families without assistance. Mothers are forced to cut back on food for already malnourished children. Girls and boys are deprived of education and hope," warned Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland.

16 Jul 2018 description

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s traditional leaders, the main influencers and keepers of ancestral customs, are the key to community safety and surveillance against the ongoing outbreak of Ebola.

In this context, heightened surveillance is undeniably the ultimate step leading to the adoption of safe practices and considerations. In most affected areas, engaging community leaders as key decision-makers has been essential to ensuring openness of communities and effective behaviour change.

13 Jul 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 13 juillet 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Après des mois de conflit entre les groupes ethniques Hema et Lendu dans la région de l’Ituri, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, une équipe du HCR a récemment pu accéder à cette zone et y a rencontré des personnes anciennement déplacées parmi 150 000 d’entre elles qui étaient rentrées dans l’espoir de retrouver leur foyer.

13 Jul 2018 description

Since he was a teenager, Didier Ipete wanted to run his own store. He would have liked to have studied at university but he didn’t have that opportunity. Nevertheless, he was happy to build up his business until it was one of the most popular shops at the market in Itipo, a small community in Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Jul 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

After months of conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri region, a UNHCR team has recently been able to obtain access to the area where they met some of the 150,000 people formerly displaced people who are now returning in hope of finding their homes.

13 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


Nigeria: at W25, 828 cases were reported from 12 States. A National Emergency Operations Centre has been activated, and Rapid Response Teams deployed in Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Zamfara, and Adamawa States.

Cameroon: between May 18th-July 9th, 38 cases (5 confirmed) and 4 deaths were reported from the North (see p. 2)

D. R. Congo: more than 500 cases reported at W25 and 26, despite an overall low completeness. The Grand Kasaï region gathers almost half of the total reported cases with a high lethality (see p. 2).

13 Jul 2018 description
report CARE

En République démocratique du Congo, les violences sexuelles sont utilisées comme armes de guerre. Les femmes qui en sont victimes font preuve d’un immense courage pour se reconstruire. CARE les accompagne, mène des projets de prévention et leur apporte un soutien médical et psychosocial afin qu’elles démarrent une nouvelle vie.

Violences sexuelles : armes de guerre dévastatrices

12 Jul 2018 description

1. Situation update

The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Équateur Province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Until the outbreak is declared over, intensive surveillance, survivor monitoring and other response activities are ongoing to prevent, promptly detect and respond to potential resurgences of the virus.

12 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nous avons le plaisir de vous partager le Rapport Annuel 2017 de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).

12 Jul 2018 description

Miriam Alía, an MSF vaccination expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Miriam worked as a medical referent in the area of Itipo, the epicentre of the recent outbreak. She explains how MSF took part in the ring vaccination against the disease and tells of her personal experience working with Congolese health workers.