The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is battling the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak. The deadly contagious disease has already killed more than 2,100 people in DRC since August 2018 and still threatens to spread into neighbouring countries. It is a children's crisis that has infected more than 800, left over 3,700 separated and above 2,000 children orphaned.
Ebola is wreaking havoc in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where health workers are racing against time to contain the deadly virus. This is a crisis on top of a crisis in a country where nearly13 million people already require humanitarian assistance.
Our teams are on the frontlines, responding to this disease by:
- Training and equipping community leaders to help communities protect themselves through proper hygiene practices
- Distributing hygiene kits to halt the spread of the disease
- Supporting the survivors of Ebola
World Vision teams are fighting the effects of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and partnering with neighbouring countries to help curb the spread of this deadly disease.