U.N. SG Pledges Solidarity With DRC, WHO Calls For More Support In Efforts To Stop Ebola Epidemic As Case Total Reaches 3K

Associated Press: U.N. chief visits Congo Ebola region, pledging support
“The United Nations secretary general visited Congo’s eastern city of Beni on Sunday, pledging solidarity as the region faces an Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 2,000 people in a year and ongoing insecurity that has residents skeptical of outside help…” (Maliro, 9/1).
 
U.N. News: U.N. chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets
“…The United Nations system is determined to support the Congolese authorities, local communities, and civil society actors, added Mr. Guterres, in the fight against insecurity, and that he will raise the subject with the national authorities in the capital, Kinshasa, on Monday. The secretary general also visited the Mangina Ebola Treatment Centre on Sunday, where he expressed his admiration for the resilience of the community, and pointed out the central importance of security to tackling the disease…” (9/1).
 
Xinhua News: WHO urges for ‘full force’ against Ebola in DRC as cases reach 3,000
“The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for ‘full force’ of all partners to stop Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the number of cases reaches 3,000 posing one of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in the world…” (8/30).
 
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