Hi, I’m Manenji, the Ebola Response Program Director for Democratic Republic of the Congo. I’m on the ground here in South Kivu, where we’re grappling with one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Are you ready to test your skills?
The situation: Armed conflict has left millions of innocent people battling violence, economic collapse and a deadly outbreak of Ebola. We’re sending a team in now to help these families, but first, we need to make sure we have all the supplies necessary to respond to the needs on the ground.
Many families have fled their homes to escape the horrific violence but were forced to leave all of their belongings behind. When they arrive in a safe location, it’s crucial that they’re able to get the supplies they need to survive. What should we pack with us to help?
We’re getting reports of more Ebola cases in communities, and we’re learning it is now the worst outbreak in DRC’s history. The outbreak is concentrated in the densely populated and conflict-affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri where some displaced families don’t have access to sanitation facilities. Do you see anything that we can bring to help?
A spike in armed conflict has led to deadly attacks on health clinics and facilities, leaving civilians unable to treat injuries and virtually defenseless against the spread of disease. What do we have that can help?
Emergency Cash Card
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This looks like a great set of initial supplies!
Thanks to your help, we’re ready to get on the ground and distribute these supplies to help relieve the intense suffering of innocent people grappling with the consequences of this conflict. Sadly, this crisis is not a drill and is unfolding as we speak.
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