Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
Appeals & Response Plans
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2018
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2018
- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- 155 children left orphaned or separated from their parents in DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak
- Democratic Republic of Congo – Ebola outbreak (DG ECHO, UN, DRC MoH) (ECHO Daily Flash of 22 September 2018)
- Ebola strikes big city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and WHO scales up response to new threat
- Oxfam: Fear and violence could still undermine efforts to contain Ebola in DR Congo
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 7
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.
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.