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Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 70

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the week of 25 November to 1 December 2019, 10 new confirmed EVD cases were reported from two health zones in two affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The confirmed cases in this week came from Mabalako (50%, n=5) and Mandima (50%, n=5) Health Zones. In the past week, violence, widespread civil unrest, and targeted attacks have severely disrupted the Ebola response and restricted access to affected communities in multiple locations.
https://reliefweb.int/report/democratic-republic-c...


SGBV response, risk mitigation and prevention in humanitarian crises: A synthesis of findings from evaluations of UNHCR operations 2019

UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, (2019)


The synthesis looked across the evaluations and reviews as mentioned above to draw lessons and conclusions across the different contexts. The synthesis aims to identify: recurrent issues, patterns and trends, and promising initiatives and lessons learned from existing programming including mainstreaming in how UNHCR prevents, mitigates and responds to the risks of SGBV; institutional management and leadership for SGBV in UNHCR; factors which are contributing to success, including sustainability of services, and those which are inhibiting it; the extent to which questions on SGBV are part of UNHCR evaluations of emergency responses;
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 63, 15 October 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 7 to 13 October, 15 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases were reported from five health zones in two affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While it is encouraging to see another week of relatively low numbers of newly confirmed cases (Figure 1), these are occurring in a concentrated area where limited access and insecurity pose challenges for the response. In such environments, risks of resurgence remain very high, as do the risks of re-dispersion of cases. For example, this past week, several people who were eventually confirmed as positive for EVD sought healthcare in health zones which are no longer experiencing ongoing transmission, such as Beni.
https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1257123/...


Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 60, 24 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 16 to 22 September, 39 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 22 deaths, have been reported from nine health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pockets of insecurity in the affected areas, along with localised security incidents, continue to hinder response activities, including safe and dignified burials (SDB), vaccination, contact tracing and case reporting. For instance, a recent major security incident in Lwemba, within Mandima health zone is still preventing response activities in this area. Overall, these incidents underscore the need for continued and proactive engagement and sensitizing of local communities, especially in the high risk areas that may not currently be affected. In the 21 days from 2 to 22 September 2019, 45 health areas in 13 health zones reported new cases (Table 1, Figure 2). During this period, a total of 129 confirmed cases were reported, with the majority coming from the health zones of Mambasa (25%, n=32 cases), Mandima (19%, n=25 cases), Kalunguta (17%, n=22 cases) and Beni (11%, n=14 cases).
https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1251006/...


Ebola Virus Disease Democratic Republic of Congo: External Situation Report 59, 17 September 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


In the past week, from 9 to 15 September, 51 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 26 deaths, have been reported from nine health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Throughout the week, localised, minor security incidents have impacted the response, including burial and vaccination activities in Mambasa and Komanda. In addition, there was a major security incident in Lwemba, within Mandima health zone from 14-16 September 2019. The event was in response to the recent death of a local healthcare worker from EVD. Due to the violence and vandalism that occurred during the incident, all activities have been suspended in the area until further notice. In addition to seriously impacting the response activities on the ground, this could lead to gaps or delays in the reporting of new EVD cases in this hotspot area. Overall, these incidents underscore the need for continued and proactive engagement and sensitizing of local communities, especially in the high risk areas that may not currently be affected.
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ebola/drc...


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