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03 Aug 2018 description

On 1 August 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus in Mangina, North Kivu Province. Four cases of Ebola had been confirmed by laboratory testing, and 20 people had died of hemorrhagic fever in the area. Ongoing insecurity in the area may impede access to information and appropriate care for those who need it.

People in the affected communities urgently need information about how to keep their families safe from the disease, how to spot early symptoms, and where to go for help.

09 May 2018 description

Translators without Borders has created an urgent crisis language map for the Bikoro, Équateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). An Ebola outbreak was declared in the region yesterday.

More than 200 languages are spoken, including some 40 languages within 300 km of Bikoro town. Lingala is the provincial lingua franca, but local residents speak dialects of Ntomba and Mongo as their mother tongue. In times of need, communication with communities is key. Knowing the languages of those affected is a critical first step.