Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola outbreak
Outbreaks of Ebola are threatening lives in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu and Equateur Provinces. This revised Emergency Appeal will support 800,000 of the most vulnerable people in these areas for nine months, and will also undertake preparedness and prevention work to stop the spread of the disease.
The 10th Ebola outbreak was confirmed in North Kivu Province in August 2018, and communities in Equateur are still recovering from the 9th outbreak in May 2018.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are working to support the DRC Red Cross response to the outbreak.
Our Red Cross and Red Crescent Response Plan focuses on epidemic control: community-based surveillance and response mechanisms, safe and dignified burials, risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement, Infection Prevention and control support to health facilities and communities, and psychosocial support.