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Institution: Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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Early detection, early action: preventing DRC’s Ebola outbreak from spreading into nearby Uganda

Communities living along the porous borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain at high risk of the spread of Ebola. Thousands cross each day to sell and buy goods, tend to their farm and visit family and friends. With the epicenter of DRC’s largest Ebola outbreak only 100 kilometers away from the Ugandan border, it is crucial to contain and stop the virus from spreading.

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