EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo

epa07888056 People react as they attend the funeral of Ebola victims, a fifty year-old woman Kavira Marie-Rosea and thirty two-year-old man Mumbi Bomboko, at Kitatumba cemetery in Butembo, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 16 May 2019. Butembo is at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola crisis with multiple new cases, widespread community resistance to health workers and attacks carried out by the Mai Mai militia. EPA-EFE/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

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The European Commission  announced €50 million to help the most vulnerable people affected by the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The funding will address urgent needs and provide continued support to the Congolese population, notably to improve food security and access to quality health services.

The bulk of the funding, €40 million, will provide access to free and quality health care, including for malnutrition, for those living in Ebola affected areas.

The remaining €10 million will help tackle the food security crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second most serious suchcrisis in the world.

The announcement was made in Addis Ababa  by the EU Ambassador to the African Union, Ranieri Sabatucci, during the “Africa Against Ebola: A Private Sector and Partners Forum” organised by the African Union.

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