U.N. Security Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Calling For Immediate Halt To Attacks On Ebola Response Workers In DRC, Expressing ‘Great Concern’ Over Outbreak

Associated Press: U.N. demands immediate halt to attacks in Ebola areas in Congo
“The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday called on armed groups jeopardizing the response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo to immediately halt their attacks, expressing ‘great concern’ at the potential regional spread of the often deadly virus. A resolution adopted unanimously by the U.N.’s most powerful body condemned the attacks ‘in the strongest terms,’ especially ‘those posing serious security risks for responders.’ It singled out Allied Democratic Forces rebels. The council said the security situation in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak ‘is severely hampering the response efforts and facilitating the spread of the virus’ in Congo and the region…” (Lederer, 10/30).

Additional coverage of the Security Council resolution on the DRC Ebola outbreak and other response efforts is available from CIDRAP News, NPR, TIME, U.N. News, and Xinhua News.

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