Press Releases

  • 01 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Update The total number of cases identified in the Boende health zone as of 29 August 2014 is 53, including 13 confirmed cases. Among the remaining 40 cases, 21 are probable and 12 are suspected cases and are being followed up by the field teams. The number of deaths remains 13, no additional death recorded. Analysis conducted on all samples from Boende which had been sent to Germany...
  • 01 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Update Out of a total of 42 cases identified in the Boende health zone, 13 cases have been confirmed, including 7 on 28 August. A total of 15 samples have been analysed in Kinshasa (INRB) and France Ville/Gabon (CIRMF). Amongst the 7 new confirmed cases, 4 are located in Lokolia, 2 in Boende Moke and 1 at the Boende General Reference Hospital (HGR). 16 suspected cases and 13 probable...
  • 01 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Mise à jour de données Sur un total cumulé de 42 cas enregistrés dans la zone de santé de Boende, 13 cas sont confirmés dont 7 en date du 28 août 2014. Un total de 15 prélèvements ont été analysés au 28 août 2014 à Kinshasa (INRB) et à France Vile/Gabon (CIRMF). Parmi les 7 nouveaux cas confirmés, 4 cas sont localisés à Lokolia, 2 dans la localité de Boende Moke et 1 à l’Hôpital Général...
  • 30 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic Up to 1.8 Million Iraqis nationwide have been displaced since January 2014 Erbil, 30 August 2014: A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) and the United Nations indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced and sought refuge in all three Kurdistan Region Governorates since January 2014. According to the Kurdistan Region Ministry of Planning...
  • 30 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic Up to 1.8 Million Iraqis nationwide have been displaced since January 2014 Erbil, 30 August 2014: A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) and the United Nations indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced and sought refuge in all three Kurdistan Region Governorates since January 2014. According to the...
  • 29 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World I welcome the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 2175 on the protection of humanitarian workers, following the Council’s open briefing on 19 August to mark World Humanitarian Day. Humanitarian workers dedicate their lives to protecting and assisting millions of women, children and men affected by conflicts and natural disasters. The safety and security of humanitarian workers is a fundamental...
  • 29 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (New York, 29 August 2014) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today announced the appointment of six new members of the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN’s emergency fund for humanitarian crises. The Advisory Group’s 18 members are responsible for providing policy guidance to the Secretary-General and expert advice on the use and impact of CERF, through the Under-...
  • 29 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan The sight of people wading in knee-deep water between dilapidated and flooded shelters in has become increasingly common as the rainy season peaks. With the flooding, already squalid living conditions for the over 46,000 people seeking shelter at the UN base in Bentiu in South Sudan’s northern Unity State have worsened. Latrines have collapsed contaminating ground water; debris has clogged drainage channels....
  • 28 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Update Between 28 July and 27 August 2014, a total of 42 cases have been identified in the Area, including 13 deaths (mortality rate: 31%). 13 people died from the disease (31% mortality rate), including 5 health professionals. 11 people have been put in isolation. 147 contacts identified for follow-up. 6 positive samples out of 8 after a second analysis carried out at the INRB in...
  • 28 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo 1. Mise à jour de données Entre le 28 juillet et le 27 août 2014, un total cumulé de 42 cas suspects ont été enregistrés dans la Zone de santé de Boende, localité de Lokolia, province de l’Equateur (+/- 1 200 Km de Kinshasa). 13 personnes décédées de la maladie (létalité de 31%), dont 5 personnels de santé. 11 personnes placées en isolement. 6 échantillons confirmés positifs au virus...