Could pay for a child's schoolbag kit containing essential learning equipment such as exercise books
could pay for 150 sachets of ready-to-use therapeutic food, used to treat severe acute malnutrition
Could pay for a series of life-saving medical vaccinations for four children
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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has seen an outbreak of Ebola. 60 suspected cases have been identified in three areas and 500,000 children face the deadly risk of infection.
Children in the DRC are already facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Conflict has been raging in the country for two decades. The situation rapidly deteriorated in the Kasai region in August 2016, after violent clashes between militias and government forces erupted. Since then, the country has spiralled into a devastating and complex crisis:
It’s impossible to imagine the situation getting any worse, yet now children are also up against a deadly Ebola virus which is threatening more lives.
Through our Emergency Fund, we’ve been able to deploy our Emergency Health Unit to help prevent the deadly outbreak from spreading further. We’re ensuring health facilities have the skills and equipment they need to detect, monitor and treat the disease. We’re raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Ebola in the community.
Throughout the DRC, we’re also continuing to provide vital health, education and child protection support to respond to the crisis. We’re:
Your support would help us reach even more children who need it most. This is not their conflict, but as always, they are paying the heaviest price.