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This week witnesses the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The Ebola outbreak that re-emerged in February came nine months after another outbreak Read more

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A nurse prepares to vaccinate an infant during a regularly-scheduled immunization clinic in North Kivu province, DRC

Photo UNICEF - Thomas Nybo

Health professionals working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), have been dealing with the deadly Ebola epidemic since August 2018. This experience is helping them to prepare for the latest disease to Read more

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Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the DRC since December 2018, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda

Photo: UNICEF / Madjiangar

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. Read more

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A newly-displaced woman in a displacement site in Bunia town, DRC

Photo - UNHCR, Denis Oulai

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR has said. Read more

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Clinic in Mbandaka, DRC, where health care workers treat Ebola patients

Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the Read more

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