What makes the DRC a particularly difficult case for the Ebola response is the ongoing conflict in the two eastern DRC provinces due to the presence of armed groups. The conflict has led to 4.49 million internally displaced people and 630,000 refugees, while 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance writes UNFPA's Aimee Manimani Nsimire.
Fear and Violence Could Still Undermine Efforts to Contain Ebola in DR Congo
Oxfam, 11 September 2018
New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the last few days show the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not yet under control and the next few weeks will be… Read more »
Ebola Strikes Big City in the DRC and WHO Scales Up Response to New Threat
WHO, 10 September 2018
It's been a little over a month since the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared by the Ministry of Health. In the hotspot of… Read more »
'We Pray That Ebola Epidemic Will Stop'
UNFPA, 10 September 2018
As if the consequences of an ongoing armed conflict were not already challenging, Mangina Reference Health Centre has found itself at the heart of the current outbreak of Ebola in… Read more »
Free care for patients recovering from Ebola is being provided at Mangina Reference Health Centre, said Sister Yvette Kanyere, the facility manager.
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As if the consequences of an ongoing armed conflict were not already challenging, Mangina Reference Health Centre has found itself at the heart of the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic ... see more »
In worrying developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak, a patient with the virus died in Butembo, a city of nearly 1 million people, while cases mounted in ... Read more »
Ebola - Hope Is At the End of the Tunnel in Mangina - (East of the DRC)
WHO, 20 August 2018
Mangina (North Kivu), 17 August 2018 - "I was under a lot of stress and experienced insomnia mixed with nightmare all night," says Sister Darlène Mwasi, a registered nurse… Read more »
WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the organisation, the Congolese health ministry and NGOs are working 24/7 to contain the spread of Ebola. Uganda Northern Region ... Read more »
Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is escalating inside the vast country's Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the UN refugee agency ... Read more »
Insecurity due to conflict in the DRC has created the challenge of accessing communities in areas affected by the presence of rebel groups.
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