Ebola Response

News in Brief 24 October 2018

  • Ebola outbreak effort suspended again, following violence in DR Congo
  • ‘Never give up’ UN chief urges all who serve, marking UN Day
  • UN Security Council hails 'courage of Afghan voters
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News in Brief 12 October 2018

  • Violent clashes in eastern DRC undermining Ebola response
  • Australia urged to evacuate offshore processing facilities amid suicides and mental distress
  • 833 children released from armed group in North-East Nigeria
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Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation

A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak officially over, as WHO says fear of virus spreading spurred on operation

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its most recent deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus on Tuesday, Dr Renée van de Weerdt, Deputy Head of Operations at the World Health Organization’s (WHO), has been recounting how even just reaching the first victims, was a major logistical challenge.  She spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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“50% chance” of Ebola returning to West Africa

The likelihood of the deadly Ebola virus re-emerging in West Africa has been put at around 50 per cent by the United Nations.

Over 11,000 people have died in an outbreak of the disease mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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