DRC

DR Congo: eastern Ebola outbreak defeated, ‘mission impossible’ now a ‘sign of hope’ 

After nearly two years and 2,280 deaths, the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is finally over, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

 

UNICEF condemns in ‘strongest possible terms’ killing of children in DR Congo

UNICEF denounced on Saturday, an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under age 15, in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest

The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

COVID-19: UN teams step up efforts to protect rights in prisons, as revolts intensify worldwide

As senior UN officials spread the alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 through prisons – where physical distancing is nigh on impossible, and hygiene is often inadequate – UN Corrections, Justice and Human Rights teams are working to protect prison staff and detainees from the ravages of the virus.

News in Brief 21 April 2020

  • COVID-19 could cause acute food insecurity for 250 million people, say UN agencies
  • Massive floods in DRC’s South Kivu impact 80,000 people, kill dozens
  • Iron deficiency guidelines unveiled for pregnant women and infants
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First Person: DR Congo doctor prepares for latest in long line of health crises

Health professionals working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), have been dealing with the deadly Ebola epidemic since August 2018. This experience is helping them to prepare for the latest disease to arrive: COVID-19.

DR Congo: UN rights chief says human rights are improving 

Following a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where instability, inter-communal violence and disease continues to take a heavy toll, the human rights situation there is showing signs of improvement, said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.  At the end of her visit this week, the High Commissioner spoke exclusively to Radio Okapi, the Francophone radio station run by the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO

 

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Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

News in Brief 27 November 2019

  • UN Mission in Afghanistan supports child sex abuse allegations
  • Thousands of children killed by measles in DR Congo
  • Eat the Mediterranean way: UN food agency
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Measles claims more than twice as many lives than Ebola in DR Congo

Since the beginning of 2019, measles has taken more than 5,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Wednesday, pointing out that over 90 per cent of the deaths were children under-five.