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A double crisis in DRC: New case of Ebola reported as COVID-19 explodes

Saturday, April 11, 2020

• Children in DRC now facing double threat of two of the world’s most feared diseases, Ebola and COVID-19 • Increased risk of children dying, being separated and orphaned • In DRC, it is estimated there are only 65 ventilators for a population of 80 million

Abandoned, scared and isolated - the sad tale of Ebola orphans

Monday, December 23, 2019

THOUSANDS of children orphaned by Ebola or separated from their families are emerging as the hidden toll of a crisis that is set to scar them long after the deadly virus is contained. A new World Vision report has revealed the devastating impact on children of the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak, with orphans overwhelmingly feeling abandoned, isolated and fearful, and plunged deeper into poverty.

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).

Ebola prevention efforts scaled up as case in Goma sparks fears of greater spread

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has intensified, after health authorities confirmed the first Ebola case in the major city of Goma. World Vision scaled up its response in anticipation of the spread of the deadly virus, with more than 9000 people reached so far. The DRC Ministry of Health confirmed this week a pastor who had been working in Butembo, one of the hardest-hit towns during the outbreak, had tested positive for Ebola. The pastor had travelled to Goma on a bus and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Centre on Sunday. He has reportedly died.

Ebola is back and containing the virus will be more difficult than last time

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Between 2013 and 2016, Ebola swept through West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. Now, writes World Vision CEO, Claire Rogers, the virus is spreading in a war-zone, which means aid workers are facing a new set of challenges.

Stigma impeding Ebola containment: World Vision

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A day after World AIDS Day was marked, a similar stigma – once associated with the condition – is now hindering the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

World Vision welcomes $24 million funding for Ebola

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

World Vision welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment of up to $24 million in additional funding to respond to the deadly Ebola virus, announced by the Prime Minister and Minister for Health today.

World Vision launches Ebola Appeal, scales up response

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

World Vision Australia is calling on Australians to join in the urgent fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, with the launch of a special Ebola Outbreak Appeal.