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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola outbreak

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 1,630,297 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC RC) to respond to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deliver humanitarian assistance to 716,850 people in an emergency health intervention for 6 months. The emergency operation focuses on epidemic control with emphasis on community-based surveillance and contact tracing, safe and dignified burials (SDB), risk communication and community engagement, disinfection of households and psychosocial support. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time and will be revised based on further developments and more detailed assessments. Detailed Emergency Plan of Action will be released at a later stage.

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Nigeria: Floods

Nearly a quarter of a million households in Nigeria are at risk after heavy rains caused flooding that has inundated more than half the country. The rainfall began in July and has continued into September, causing Nigeria’s two main rivers – the Niger and the Benue – to burst their banks. The resulting disaster is affecting 34 of the country’s 36 states and has caused almost 200 deaths and hundreds more injured to date.

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