News Alerts

These alerts are retrieved from the CDC, WHO, MSF and international news agencies.

MSF expands care as Ebola outbreak spreads in DRC

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 […]

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on DRC Ebola response

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 […]

Uganda finalises plans to vaccinate front-line health workers against 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 […]

Les conflits en RDC continuent à perturber les moyens d’existence des ménages dans les zones affectées

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 […]

Questions over Uganda’s groundbreaking refugee policy

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 […]

Humanitarian groups seek ways to reduce attacks on aid workers

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 […]

More than 80,000 children returned from Angola to DR Congo in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – UNICEF

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 […]

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

Violent attacks continue to hinder response to Ebola outbreak in DR 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 […]

Violence spiralling to alarming levels in Eastern Congo – NRC

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 […]