Democratic Republic of the Congo

News in Brief 07 June 2018

  • Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes plans for temporary ceasefire with the Taliban
  • Head of UN Political Affairs Department meets with Somalia’s leadership
  • Nine African countries to benefit from WHO Ebola Preparedness Plan
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News in Brief 25 May 2018

  • Hospital ‘escapees’ show need to explain Ebola risks to DR Congo, says WHO
  • $280 million urgently needed for life-saving work in Ethiopia — OCHA
  • 2018 hurricane season set to be ‘near or above normal’, says WMO
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Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers: WHO

The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities.

News in Brief 23 May 2018

  • Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’
  • UN raises alarm at ‘substandard’ housing in South Korea
  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
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Ebola could spread very fast, says Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Coordinator for Africa

Deadly Ebola disease could spread “very fast” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but more than 150 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are already hard at work there helping to protect communities from the threat, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Coordinator for Africa, told Daniel Johnson on Wednesday.

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Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 22 May 2018

  • Ebola toll rises to 27 in Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO
  • Sharp rise in forced displacement to Central America’s northern States: UNHCR
  • Alarm at ‘mass expulsion’ of migrants in Algeria: OHCHR
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News in Brief 21 May 2018

  • Libyans ‘yearning for united, sovereign nation,’ UN envoy tells Security Council
  • UN health agency, partners gear up for Ebola vaccination campaign in DR Congo
  • Methamphetamine trafficking in Asia’s Mekong reaches ‘alarming levels’, UN warns
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak not yet a global ‘health emergency’, but strong response to disease vital – UN health experts

An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area ­– does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a “public health emergency of international concern.”   

News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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