Four killed in attacks against DR Congo Ebola response centres

Militia fighters in eastern Congo killed four people and injured several others in attacks on two Ebola response centres on…

Militia fighters in eastern Congo killed four people and injured several others in attacks on two Ebola response centres on Thursday, in what the United Nations described as a setback to efforts to contain the disease.

Violence and unrest have hampered the health authorities’ response to the second worst Ebola epidemic on record, which has killed 2,199 people since it was announced in August 2018.

Mai Mai militia fighters and local residents have attacked health facilities, sometimes because they believe Ebola does not exist, in other cases because of resentment that they have not benefited from the influx of donor funding.

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