I run into Françoise at the end of the camp Katanika 2. More than 6,000 families, including more than 10,000 children have taken refuge here, fleeing inter-ethnic violence in their villages.
BLOG – My phone rings. It’s 10:30 pm. When I see it’s UNICEF Representative ai in the DRC, I know there’s a disaster. Indeed: there’s Ebola in Likati.
“I never could have imagined I would ever play with Bantu children”. How Jeannette and her Pygmy and Bantu friends resolved their conflict at school.
PHOTO REPORT – Over 3000 people are already infected with cholera in Goma and its surrounds. The provincial government, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, is trying to break the cycle of this disease.
PHOTO REPORT – About 20 people, mostly children, lay under the tent, everyone in their own bed and apparently exhausted. At their bedside, men and women in white blouses wearing personal protective equipment are busy taking care of the patients. There is an emergency. It is a cholera outbreak.
EMERGENCIES – Find all the latest information about the Ebola crisis in the DRC and the response of the Government, UNICEF and their partners to control the outbreak.
VIDEO – For 6 years now, UNICEF and partners have worked on Alternative Responses to Communities in Crisis in DRCongo (ARCC). It aims to better respond to the needs of people affected by emergencies, working with local markets and cash-based assistance. Is it worthy? Find out by watching this short friendly video.
PRESS RELEASE – In order to realise the humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017, UNICEF is launching a call for funds to the amount of 119,125 million US dollars within the framework of its publication, Humanitarian Action for Children 2017.
Andre, mangled by cholera in Mbandaka, tells the treatment of this disease andthe need of making prevention measures a routine at every moment.
In DRC, handwashing is not a habit for most of the Congolese population. Handwashing is a cheaper habit that can save lives.