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03 March 2020

Dear all, 

As February has come to a close, we have seen significant progress since the beginning of the year. There have been no confirmed cases in the last two weeks and only two in the last 21 days. In May when the crisis was at its peak there were over 120 cases per week. Today the last confirmed case currently under treatment in one ETC will be returning home. All other ETCs have no confirmed cases. The number of contacts of confirmed cases being monitored has declined from a peak of over 20,000 per day to under 250 today. 

21 January 2020

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east. 

23 December 2019

In eastern Congo, in a region already devastated by a quarter century of war, an Ebola outbreak has spiraled into the second-largest epidemic on record. The virus has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018.

Nearly 60 percent of the cases recorded in Congo by the World Health Organization (WHO) have proven deadly.

13 December 2019

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. 

According to the UN agency’s latest outbreak update, 27 new cases were identified last week in the east of the country – three times the average number of infections in the past 21 days. 

29 November 2019

Attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sparked a humanitarian crisis and threatened aid distribution, the UN said on Friday, amid reports of serious civil unrest.

Tensions in eastern Beni territory in DRC’s North Kivu province have been rising since the launch of a Government-led security operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on 30 October, UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told journalists in Geneva.