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25/06/2018 - News
The European Union has allocated €40 000 in humanitarian aid to help health workers and the inhabitants of the Central African Republic (CAR) to prepare for spread the Ebola epidemic which is already present in a neighbouring Democratic Republic of...
training for medical experts fighting Ebola outbreak in DRC
12/06/2018 - News
The European Commission will provide €1.8 million in humanitarian aid to support the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Volunteers helping to disinfect a home in Guinea during the 2014 Ebola outbreak
18/05/2018 - News
The European Commission has announced a package of urgent humanitarian aid to help contain an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
ECHO flight boarding to Kinshasa
22/05/2017 - News
Following the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 12, the European Commission is transporting aid workers and critical medical supplies to the affected area.
Health workers in West Africa at the height of the Ebola crisis in 2013. On 15 May 2017, an Ebola outbreak was officially declared in DRC with two confirmed deaths. ©EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser
16/05/2017 - News
On 12 May, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo.


Ebola survivors tell their tales
28/03/2017 - Photo story
Guinea’s Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola on March 23, 2014. The virus went on to infect more than 28,000 people across West Africa.

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#EmergencyLessons: Boštjan Nachbar goes back to school to meet children in Guinea
02/12/2016 - Video
Boštjan Nachbar is a Slovenian basketball player and an Ambassadors for #EmergencyLessons, a campaign seeking to increase awareness, understanding and support about the importance of education for children affected by crises. For girls and boys in...

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#EmergencyLessons: My favourite school activity
11/07/2016 - Video
School means life for many thousands of children in West Africa. M'mah and Adamah live in Forecariah, Guinea – a country which has been seriously affected by the Ebola outbreak. Thanks to a programme by the EU and UNICEF, M'mah and Adamah were able...

/echo/file/resilience-building-livelihoods-opportunities-after-ebola_enResilience: Building livelihoods opportunities after Ebola

Resilience: Building livelihoods opportunities after Ebola
14/06/2016 - Video
In August 2015, documentary filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn travelled through northern Liberia, Guinée forestière and Guinea interviewing survivors of Ebola and conflict-affected populations who had been supported by an EU-funded cross-border project...
01/04/2016 - Basic page
West Africa has faced the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the countries where the virus has taken the heaviest toll on life. Beyond the human tragedy, the disease has had devastating effects on...