Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
More than 1,400 children* have been orphaned or separated from their families as a result of this deadly virus.
DRC Ebola Crisis
More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the last 10 months, with two-thirds of cases fatal. The situation is made even more difficult by the ongoing conflict in the DRC that is displacing people from their homes. Families are struggling with the terrifying impact of Ebola. But effective interventions, such as raising awareness of prevention measures and seeking early treatment, will help to lessen the impact of the crisis.
We urgently need your help
Our teams are already on the ground supporting communities in detecting and preventing the disease and following the necessary precautions to prevent its spread. But we need your help to reach more communities who are facing this fearsome disease.
People are dying at home, not in hospitals and health clinics. Reaching children and families in their communities has to be the number one priority. The more we equip, educate and empower children and their families, the better chance we have of getting this crisis under control. We are not there yet.
- Dr Agoustou Gomis, World Vision’s Ebola Virus Disease Project Coordinator in DRC
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