Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Cholera in Burundi
Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
On Sunday 16th December 2018, some villages in the Province of Mai-Nambiar, Democratic Republic of Congo, neighboring the district of Makotimpoko in the Republic of Congo (CongoBrazzaville) were affected by inter-ethnic conflict between the Banunu and the Batende. The fighting has resulted in 400 fatalities and the destruction of property. A large number of the population of the conflict affected areas were forced to cross the river Congo and find refuge in several localities in the Cuvette (Konda and Youmba) and Plateaux (Makotimpoko, Bouemba, Patrick) areas in Congo-Brazzaville.
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since the last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.
4.49 million Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) (OCHA, April 2018)
7,900,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, Jan.2018)
2,000,000 children are suffering from Severe Acute malnutrition (DRC Cluster Nutrition, May 2018)
24,550 cases of cholera reported since January 2018 (Ministry of Health, September 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 268 million UNICEF’s Response with Partners
41% of required funds available
As of 1 January 2019, a total of 608 EVD cases, including 560 confirmed and 48 probable cases (Table 1), were reported from 16 health zones in the two neighbouring provinces of North Kivu and Ituri (Figure 1), of which 10 health zones reported at least one confirmed case in the last 21 days (12 December 2018 - 1 January 2019). Over this period, 103 confirmed cases were reported from 10 health zones, the majority of which were concentrated in major urban centres and towns in Beni (12), Butembo (13), Mabalako (13), Katwa (22), Komanda (21), and Oicha (10), which remain the main hotspots of this outbreak. As of 1 January 2019, no new cases were reported among healthcare workers, leaving the number of affected healthcare workers at 54, including 18 deaths.