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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali

Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali. 

News in Brief 23 April 2019

  • Thousands shelter in clinics from Tripoli fighting, warns WHO
  • DRC Ebola dangers may increase after killing of health worker
  • 45 children among those killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday outrages
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UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured

The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. 

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

News in Brief 5 April 2019

  • Myanmar alarm as UN human rights reports deadly helicopter attack on civilians
  • OCHA alert on spike in civilian killings and displacement in Niger
  • Increase in Ebola virus in DRC highlights daily challenges for response teams
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‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up

“Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Thursday.

DR Congo: Following second brutal assault on Ebola clinic, UN health chief vows to continue serving ‘most vulnerable’

Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed militia members brutally attacked an Ebola clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern city of Butembo, prompting a call from the UN's global health agency chief “to protect the treatment centres”.

News in Brief 26 February 2019

  • $2.6 billion pledged to help millions of wartorn Yemenis
  • Ebola response risks slowing amid massive funding shortages
  • UN’s emergency aid chief travels to Zimbabwe, Malawi amid rising food insecurity
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Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces

Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.

News in Brief 1 February 2019

  • Aid stepped up to Syria camp; new arrivals say terrorists blocked their escape
  • Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort
  • Biggest ever refugee waste treatment facility goes online in Bangladesh
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