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Friday 3 May 2019

Eastern DRC: Tens of thousands forcibly displaced by surge in violence in Ebola affected area

Eastern DRC: Tens of thousands forcibly displaced by surge in violence

Humanitarian organisations call for urgent assistance

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Sunday 21 April 2019

Over 240 children lost their lives to Ebola

Two hundred and forty three children have lost their lives to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 340 children are reported to have caught the disease, since the outbreak started in August last year, according to latest DRC government figures. 

Of those children who have died from Ebola, 111 were girls and 132 boys. So far, 97 children have survived the disease.

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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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