According to the Red Cross, the international community needs more resources to a further escalation to be avoided. "Due to lack of additional funding will be in the course of the next two weeks, the size and quality of the activities significantly reduce," said Capobianco. Of the 28 million that the Red Cross needs for its activities today is less than half funded. the
The current ebola epidemic was in August was proclaimed in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Those provinces were in the past years been heavily plagued by violence between militias of which the population fell victim to. the
Also the professionals can be targets of attacks over the past weeks, there are several attacks on health centres and health workers. As a result of that violence was the assistance in Butembo, considered to be the main hearth of the epidemic, almost a week long silent.
It is already the tenth time since 1976, the first outbreak that ebola Congo. It is also the heaviest epidemic, with all 1.700-confirmed cases and almost 1.150 kill. 20 percent of the 1700 cases in the last three weeks have been spotted. Capobianco called this peak "alarming".
The heaviest outbreak in West Africa, from 2014 to 2016. Then came more than 11,000 people.