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Ponyo Salumu: Going Where Few Others Will Go

Many people in the United States have never even heard of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Very few know that this massive country—roughly two-thirds the size of Europe—endured the deadliest war on any continent since WWII, involving soldiers from eight countries and killing an estimated 5.4 million people between 1998 and 2003. DRC’s …

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An update from Ituri, DRC

The Congolese are no strangers to conflict. In many ways still recovering from a brutal war that killed some five million people between 1994 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains plagued by ongoing violence. In the northeast corner of the country, International Medical Corps recently mobilized an emergency response to provide …

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FedEx & IMC respond to Ebola outbreak in DRC

International Medical Corps continues its ongoing fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, even after significant progress has been made to contain the deadly infection plaguing the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The non-profit organization set up its portable hospitals in the DRC to help train medical staff in the field in the event …

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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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