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Monday 11 February 2019

97 child deaths as Ebola cases spike in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Deadly virus outbreak in DRC could last for at least another six months, Save the Children warns KINSHASA – Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

KINSHASA – Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have lost their lives to the Ebola virus since the outbreak started in August last year. Save the Children warns the death toll could be set to rise as the number of new cases spiked in January, from around 20 a week to more than 40. Of the 97 children who lost their lives, 65 were younger than five years old.

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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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