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DR Congo – Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

Vooruitgang: Implementation
Budget: € 100000
Looptijd: 2019-04-18 - 2020-12-30


This revised One International Appeal (OIA) seeks a total of some 31.5 m Swiss francs, increased from 9.1M Swiss francs, to enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement) to deliver assistance and support response to and containment of the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighbouring countries that are at risk (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). This revised OIA aims to support 15.5 million people for 15 months with a specific focus on five pillars of the Movement’s Ebola response: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) support to health facilities and at community level, Safe and Dignified Burials (SDBs), Psychosocial support (PSS); as well as capacity strengthening of the Red Cross National Societies in all five countries. The activities in this appeal will focus on scaling-up the response in affected health zones in the DRC, while at the same time enhancing activities in the surrounding health zones, provinces, and priority countries bordering DRC to encircle and contain the current outbreak. The activities in this revised OIA are fully aligned with the DRC National Strategic Response Plan (SRP3) and WHO Regional Strategic EVD Readiness Preparedness Plan and will continue to be implemented in close collaboration with the respective Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organisations in each country. The Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri is currently being driven by an ongoing expansion within ‘hot spot’ health areas in key health zones through ‘super spreading’ cells by a highly mobile population and intra-familial infections. The response has been complicated by violence and insecurity, making it difficult to sustain downward trends in the outbreak. While not classified as a public health emergency of international concern, the complex security situation—including mistrust of some of the population of health authorities and humanitarian organizations—the risk of spread to neighbouring countries and new health zones/provinces in DRC remains very high. The WHO has called for intensified epidemic response activities in DR Congo and in neighbouring countries to avoid worsening conditions and further spread of the virus. DR Congo


The response will continue to focus in all targeted countries on the five pillars activities which are the strength of the Movement but differentiated according to the specific situation of each national context, seeking to build complementarities and avoid duplication through continued coordination with the respective Ministries of Health and other health sector partners. Each country’s specific plan builds on activities which have already been completed under previous Ebola preparedness Disaster Relief and Emergency Fund operations (DREFs), all of which finished in the first quarter of 2019. Health and WASH


15,426,970 people to be assisted

Type ramp: Epidemic Material relief assistance and services Response
Donateur: The Netherlands Red Cross, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BuZa)
Uitvoerende partners: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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