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Congo Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak increases orphans UN calls for support | NHK News

2019-08-15T14:34:46.385Z

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa, Ebola hemorrhagic fever was prevalent, and the UN died while the WHO = World Health Organization declared an emergency ...



Congo Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak increases orphans United Nations calls for support August 15th 23:25

In the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, Ebola is prevalent, and while the World Health Organization declares an emergency situation, the United Nations strengthens support for nearly 4,000 children in need of protection, such as orphans whose parents have died I am calling to do.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been prevalent since August last year, mainly in the North Kivu Province in the east. Public health emergency ".

Under these circumstances, UNICEF = United Nations Children's Fund has exceeded 1,300 orphans who have lost their parents by infection on the 15th, and more than 2,400 children have been withdrawn for treatment. Announced that nearly 4,000 children need protection.

Many of these children are not getting enough meals or are being discriminated against because they are suspected of being infected.

UNICEF has set up a day-care center near the Ebola treatment center to prevent parents and children from leaving their homes, and has begun training local residents who take care of their children.

But as the epidemic persists, the number of children in need of protection will continue to increase, calling the Congolese government and the international community to strengthen support.

Source: nhk

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