Communities across Equateur Province need to be alerted to the rising Ebola risk if the spread of the killer disease is to be halted.
21 cases of haemorrhagic fever, including 17 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 3 May 2018. Two out five samples taken to Kinshasa for testing on 6 May, tested positive for Ebola.
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IFRC in?Europe and Central Asia
The IFRC’s European?Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial ?and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
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World Disasters Report 2016
This World Disasters Report makes the case simply and eloquently for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities. To paraphrase the report: investing in resilience saves lives and money.
"Resilience is about?empowering people to help themselves. It is about putting our plans and efforts at the service of their initiatives and their capacities. We must step past the artificial divide between humanitarian action and development, and constantly be there on the side of communities." - Elhaj As Sy
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