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For the love of family

For Jean de Dieu Banyenza, war and displacement have always been a part of life. He grew up in Goma in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the most conflict-ridden places on the planet. When he was 10 years old, his family left Goma as Rwanda refugees flooded …

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Ebola Outbreak in DRC: Notes from the field

Mike McCusker of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team (ERT) has just returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where an Ebola outbreak has the global humanitarian community on high alert. To date, there have been 66 reported cases of the Ebola virus in DRC and 28 deaths. International Medical Corps has mobilized …

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What we know about fighting Ebola: A Q&A with expert Dr. Adam Levine

The global health community is better prepared to face the largest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease since the 2014-2016 West African epidemic claimed more than 11,000 lives, but funding from major donor countries is needed quickly to contain the current outbreak early. We talk with Dr. Adam Levine, the technical lead of International Medical Corps’ …

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Ebola Response Efforts Ramp up as Virus Spreads and Case Numbers Increase

Earlier today, one new case of Ebola was confirmed in Mbandaka, a bustling port city of some one million people along the Congo River in Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The city is more than 90 miles from Bikoro health zone, where the two previous lab-confirmed cases were reported. According …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: A Forgotten Crisis

International Medical Corps recently deployed an emergency response team to Ituri in the northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where inter-communal tensions have exploded into brutal violence in communities once considered relatively stable. More than 300,000 people have fled their homes to escape gangs wielding machetes, guns and other weapons. We …

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As Crisis Deepens, International Medical Corps Stands Ready to Expand Aid Effort in DRC

The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has dramatically worsened over the last year. As inter-communal tensions exploded into brutal violence in communities once considered relatively stable, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes without a moment’s notice. Those who make it to safety tell stories of gangs …

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