Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo 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. In response to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded in […]
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New measures to overcome obstacles in responding to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are having a positive impact. The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to be confident that, despite challenges, the outbreak can be contained.
Source: World Health Organization, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo However, the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable, the UN Department of Peacekeeping and WHO said after a joint mission to assess the outbreak. New measures to overcome challenges in the response to the Ebola […]
Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda 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. Kampala, 3 November 2018:- Uganda has finalized plans to vaccinate frontline health workers in Uganda against Ebola virus-Zaire which is […]
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan 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. Les conflits continuent à perturber les moyens […]
Source: Migration Policy Institute Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda Though the policy itself is uncommonly generous, conditions for many refugees remain grim, marked by inadequate resources, poor water and sanitation conditions, and a shortage of food. By Tessa Coggio Although the movement of asylum seekers and refugees to the industrialized world […]
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Eighty per cent reported having been raped by armed men. Patients include 22 under 5 year-olds. “These figures are an indication of the high level of violence that has persisted throughout the past year,” said MSF. 80% report being raped by armed men; patients include […]
The increase over the past four weeks in confirmed case incidence (Figure 1), most notably in the city of Beni and communities around Butembo, is concerning.
As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak enters the fourth month since declaration, and case numbers surpass 300, substantial progress has been achieved in all aspects of the response.
Source: Voice of America Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria, World 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. October 30, 2018 3:35 PM William Eagle In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants recently […]
Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo “Thousands of children are walking long distances, exposed to inclement weather, hunger, insecurity and the risk of violence. They have limited access to safe water, health care, and education.” KINSHASA/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, October 30, 2018 – At least 80,000 children recently returned from Angola to […]
Security incidents over the past week, ranging from clashes between rebel and government forces resulting in civilian deaths to response vehicles being pelted with stones, continued to cause community distress and severely impede response activities for the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Recent insecurity has forced tens of thousands of people to flee for safety, and caused many humanitarian organizations to suspend or limit their activities. Recent insecurity in several areas in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced tens […]
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Alarm bells have been ringing for quite some time in DR Congo. The increased violence and displacement put serious pressure on the already overstretched humanitarian resources. Press statement by Ulrika Blom, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in DR Congo: “We are deeply concerned […]