Blog Posts Discuss Ebola Situation In DRC
MIR Online: Congo’s Ebola Problem: More Than Just the Disease
Nathan Manhas, U1 student currently pursuing a degree in international development studies and history at McGill University, discusses the toll of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), writing, “The circumstances in the DRC are particularly troubling due to the country’s high population density, mass displacement, and ongoing violence. … While there is potential for improvement, this crisis will continue to demand huge investment and coordination among the various parties involved. Due to the possible powder-keg of internal structural issues, the outbreak has the ability to create a prolonged period of endemic [Ebola virus disease (EVD)] and heightened hostility between civilian combatants, government forces, and a general public in distress” (3/4).
World Bank: DRC: A trip to the front lines of the fight against Ebola
This post discusses Ebola in the DRC and highlights the World Bank Group’s role in responding to the outbreak. “The World Bank is supporting the government’s effort to contain the outbreak, which has infected more than 900 people and claimed more than 500 lives in DRC since August and could spread to neighboring countries…” (3/4).