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Body bags and hazmat suits in grim new #EndEbola catalogue

Saturday, August 31, 2019

BODY bags and Hazmat suits feature in a new World Vision catalogue in a radical move to shine Australia’s attention on Africa’s escalating Ebola crisis. The confronting catalogue showcases the reality of the deadly virus – which has killed more than 2000 people in just a year – and aims to raise much-needed funds for the emergency response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While World Vision’s catalogues typically feature items like goats, chickens and bicycles, the special Ebola version launched today draws attention to the disposable hazmat suits, body bags, gloves, handwashing kits, rubber gloves and chlorine integral to fighting the disease

Why the world must know what is happening on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On the dusty brown streets of Beni, we are too scared to shake hands with anyone we meet. We don’t hug or kiss each other on the cheek. This is Ebola ground zero. Locals have even developed a new greeting ritual. Those who know each other well – and understand Ebola’s deadly threat – raise their arms and touch elbows. The virus is the stuff of nightmares. It has claimed more than 1700 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo in one year. In Beni, at least 337 men, women and child have succumbed to the illness.

World Leaders Urged to Wake Up to Ebola Crisis

Thursday, July 18, 2019

World Vision Australia CEO, Claire Rogers, has today called on the Australian government to step up and take action in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Australia must do more to end plight of child soldiers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Australia’s leading humanitarian organisation is calling on the Australian Government to step up its response to the tens of thousands of children illegally recruited into armed forces around the world last year.

Armed groups kidnapping DRC children to fight

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being forcibly recruited into armed groups as thousands flee to avoid violence.