A Congolese man cycles past a sign saying, "the fight against Ebola" in Mangina, DRC. John Wessels/Oxfam
Widespread turmoil caused by increased violence and displacements in the country are hampering efforts to control the Ebola virus, a year after the current outbreak was declared in DR Congo.
Espoir Mahamba, a public health promoter for Oxfam, teaches a church congregation in Mangina about Ebola. John Wessels/Oxfam
It is clear the current response to tackle Ebola isn’t working. No matter how effective treatment is, if people don’t trust or understand it, they will not use it. Our teams are still meeting people on a daily basis who don’t believe Ebola is real.
Health workers carry out the corpse of a unconfirmed Ebola case, from the ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Mangina. John Wessels/Oxfam
In response to the number of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaching 500, Chals Wontewe, Oxfam’s Country Director in the DRC, said: “DRC is battling to keep Ebola under control; cases are increasing at a quicker rate and the virus has spread further. “Although the...
Oxfam distributing rice, beans and flour to about 4,525 people during the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province.
Context Horn, East, and Central Africa is currently the epicenter of catastrophic humanitarian crises emanating from both natural and man-made causes some of which have lasted for decades. The impacts of crises are often felt hardest in the least developed and marginalized areas, mostly in rural...
Berte sits with her child inside a church in Kasai province, eastern DRC. John Wessels / Oxfam
One of the world's protracted crisis For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the center-stage for deadly conflict between armed groups, leading to one of the world's worst protracted humanitarian crisis. Renewed fighting, as well as the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the eastern...
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