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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo: Rise in Ebola cases leads to worst week since start of outbreak

Aid workers trying to contain spread of deadly disease face difficulties within communities

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Save the children statement on new Ebola case in Ituri, DRC, near Ugandan border

Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.

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Friday 17 August 2018

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: INSECURITY COULD SLOW THE CONTAINMENT OF NEW EBOLA OUTBREAK

In response to the Ebola outbreak in conflict-hit DRC, which has already claimed at least 41 lives, Save the Children is urgently deploying its Emergency Health Unit and in country team to the area. They will help trace the contacts of confirmed cases and identify people who may have the disease, before referring them to Ebola treatment centres.

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Monday 23 October 2017

High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good.

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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide: Save the Children staff member and his children among those missing

Save the Children has confirmed that a staff member, along with his young children, is among the hundreds of people missing following a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone.

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