Humanitarian Health Action

Democratic Republic of the Congo situation reports


  • 10 September 2014

    Ebola virus update

    Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 suspect). In total, 35 deaths have been reported (9 confirmed and 26 probable). No deaths have been reported among suspected cases. Nine health-care workers have been diagnosed with EVD, including 7 deaths. All the cases have been localized in Jeera county. The affected villages are Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke.

  • 27 August 2014

    In the Lokolia, Watrikengo and Boenede Moke areas there has been cumulative 42 cases of the Ebola virus desease and 13 people have died (CRF 31%).

  • 21 July 2014

    Due the humanitarian crisis and exposed food insecurity, more than 2.5 million children under 5 years old are acutely malnourished and 6.7 million people are in urgent need of food and health services. Lack of basic health services and the destruction of infrastructure, especially in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic or the Congo, remain a concern.

  • 6 July 2014

    Health situation

    The security situation remains volatile throughout the country. Renewed tension and the escalation of violence in the interior of the country, in particular in the town of Bambari, have triggered new displacements. Humanitarian operations continue to be severely constrained by insecurity and serious funding gaps. Total IDP figures remain high, with nearly one million people displaced internally and across borders. Hundreds of CAR refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon every week and some 36 per cent of site-resident IDPs intend to stay. (OCHA)

  • 6 March 2014

  • 12 February 2014

  • 31 January 2014


  • November 2012

  • 28 November 2018

  • 27 November 2012

    Humanitarian crisis and disease outbreaks

    The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has continued for more than 10 years. There are many factors affecting the health and humanitarian situation aross DRC. Conflict, population movements, a food crisis and disease outbreaks are taking place in a country with a weak health system. The health cluster is requesting US$ 39.5 million to address the health needs of the population affected by recurrent diseases in vulnerable areas.

  • 22 August 2012

    Cholera situation in the WHO African Region

    Total of 55 185 cases and 1187 deaths have been reported in 2012 from 21 countries. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone and Uganda accounted for 92% of the cases and 88% of the deaths. WHO and other partners continue to provide guidance and technical support to the affected countries in the areas of multi-sectoral coordination; surveillance; case management; infection prevention and control; logistics; community awareness; cross border collaboration; and resource mobilization. Experts in these different areas were deployed in the field to support the investigation and response to cholera outbreaks.