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DR Congo – Population Movement

Vooruitgang: Closed
Mensen bereikt: 361326
Budget: € 140000
Looptijd: 2017-12-27 - 2019-05-21


The population to be assisted in this area of focus are cholera-affected people in Lomami. The assessment indicated
that health centres have been destroyed, and those that were not destroyed lack access to potable water, and most
of them do not have medicine. Some health centres do not have latrines. Health personnel have gone for a relatively
long period without their salaries. The high cholera fatality rate is due to a lack of rehydration solutions in Kwilu and
Lomami. Activities aimed at preventing the outbreak of a cholera and other communicable diseases such as measles
and malaria epidemic in the province targeted by this emergency appeal will be carried out, complemented by
cholera prevention actions. Since August 2016, tension and violence in the Kasaï Central province has caused forced displacement and further
erosion of the overall humanitarian situation throughout Greater Kasai and the surrounding provinces. In 2017, the
violence expanded to Kasai, Kasai Oriental and Lomami provinces. In the last year alone, around 1.4 million people are
reported to have been displaced from Kasai conflict. In October, the UN classified DRC crisis as an IASC Level 3
Emergency Lomami province, Kasai region


the proposed approach under this
Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami, while reinforcing the
National Society’s capacity to respond to other possible disease outbreaks such as measles. The appeal will target
244,300 people, or 10% of the total population estimated to be exposed to epidemics. The primary focus of interventions
in this first phase will be on health and care activities; water, sanitation and hygiene; and National Society capacity
strengthening for nine months. Upon successful implementation of activities in the first phase of this appeal, a further
assessment will be carried out to meet additional recommendations of the multi-sector needs assessment.



Type ramp: Civil unrest and other situations of violence 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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