UNICEF steps up support for children ahead of new school year in eastern DRC

Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo As more than 82,500 children prepare for the new school year in Ebola-affected areas of DRC, UNICEF is scaling up education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes. KINSHASA/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 28 August 2018 – As more than 82,500 children prepare for the new school year […]

Spiralling violence puts millions at risk in Ebola-hit eastern DRC

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The fighting, involving a number of armed groups, has intensified in all six territories in North Kivu. Thousands of civilians have fled burned-out villages, bringing reports of brutal attacks. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – […]

Breaking the deadly chain of Ebola transmission in DR Congo

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The response plan includes risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement, surveillance and response mechanisms, Infection and Prevention Control support. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are working hard to contain Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak, with […]

Leaving millions behind: The harmful consequences of donor fatigue in DR Congo

Source: Refugees International Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The national elections are of critical importance to the stability and future of the DRC. However, they have overshadowed a devastating humanitarian crisis, says Refugees International. For decades, armed conflicts have ravaged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), resulting in massive displacement and critical humanitarian […]

Children particularly affected by the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC, UNICEF said today. Two minors have already died from the disease. KINSHASA, NEW YORK, DAKAR, GENEVA 17 August 2018 – Children represent an unusually high proportion of […]

Les enfants sont particulièrement touchés par l’épidémie d’Ebola en RDC

Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Les enfants représentent une proportion élevée des personnes touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, a déclaré l’UNICEF. KINSHASA/NEW YORK/DAKAR/GENEVE, 17 août 2018 – Les enfants représentent une proportion élevée des personnes touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours […]

Vaccination, a central strategy in the fight against Ebola in DR Congo

Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Vaccines are given to health workers who are on the frontline to treat people infected by this deadly disease as well as to people that have been in contact with infected persons, and contacts of these contacts. Yves Willemot Barely a week after the announcement […]

WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo All of those participating in the response must be able to move freely and safely in conflict areas to do the work that is needed to bring the outbreak under control, WHO Director-General said. BENI/BRAZZAVILLE 12 August 2018 – WHO’s global and African regional leadership […]

Ebola vaccination begins in North Kivu, DRC

Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province. The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola […]

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and […]

Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The 19-person multidisciplinary team, which is made up of volunteers and staff, includes a nine-person safe and dignified burials unit, water and sanitation experts, and a community engagement specialist. Kinshasa/Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – A […]

Ebola outbreak compounds already dire humanitarian crisis in North Kivu – NRC

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo “It’s a lamentable setback in the overall humanitarian response, and will compound the massive challenges we already face helping the millions of people in crisis across the country.” A new Ebola outbreak in the conflict zone North Kivu, that already suffers from mass displacement, is […]

Ebola resurfaces in North Kivu province of DRC

Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The DRC Ministry of Health informed WHO that four out of six samples tested positive for Ebola virus – just a week after the outbreak was declared over in the far western part of the country. The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

As 42 days (two incubation periods) have passed since the last possible exposure to a confirmed Ebola virus disease case, on 24 July 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga announced the end of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Regional Director for Africa, […]

Statement from CDC Regarding Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Declaration on Official End of Ninth Ebola Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) commends the dedicated efforts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Public Health and partners to end the ninth reported outbreak of Ebola in that country since 1976. This good news reinforces the importance of having efficient surveillance systems in place and strong leadership […]