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Thousands of survivors of sexual violence in serious need of care in DRC

A new report from MSF warns of a lack of support for thousands of survivors of sexual violence, including children, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2020, nearly 11,000 people were assisted by our teams in DRC for physical and psychological...

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DRC: Half a million displaced and without clean drinking water

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced, and over half a million in the city of Goma have been left without access to clean drinking water, following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Improved medical response sees the end of DRC’s eleventh Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Équateur province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has come to an end almost six months after it started thanks to an improved approach to patient care, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).The outbreak, the eleventh...

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DRC Ebola outbreak crisis update: June 2020

New outbreak declared in Equateur province On 1 June 2020, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its eleventh Ebola outbreak since records began, following the revelation of new cases of Ebola in Equateur province, northwestern DRC. Less than two years since the...

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DRC ebola outbreak: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed to overcome lack of WHO transparency

PARIS/GOMA – More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent [1], which is comparable...

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