Humanitarian Health Action

Democratic Republic of the Congo situation reports



  • 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.