19 April 2013: Since 19 November 2012, a cholera epidemic has ravaged the city of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Prior to the epidemic, heavy rains destroyed some 251 homes, damaged basic infrastructure and claimed the lives of four people. Nearly 1,000 people became internally displaced and many suffered outbreaks of diarrhoea – the main symptom of cholera. The disease quickly spread throughout Pointe Noire, constituting a serious risk to the population.
Republic of Congo
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF allocates $1.3 million to mitigate cholera in the Congo
25 November 2011: The Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated more than $1.3 million to UNICEF and WHO in response to a cholera outbreak in the Congo.
CERF Gives $7 million to Republic of Congo Following Arms Depot Explosions
30 April 2012: The Government and humanitarian partners are responding to clear up unexploded ammunition scattered by the arms depot explosions that killed more than 200 people in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, earlier this month.