The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an appeal for 7,879,764 Swiss Francs in emergency funding to support emergency responses to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

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In a statement issued on June 14, the IFRC said the funding would enable it to deliver humanitarian assistance to 400,000 people through emergency health intervention measures that are planned to run for a period of 6 months.

“The emergency operation focuses on epidemic control with emphasis on community-based surveillance and contact tracing, safe and dignified burials (SDB), risk communication and community engagement, disinfection of households, psychosocial support and support to health structures and prisons,” the IFRC said.

The emergency appeal has been revised to reflect the ground realities of the evolving disease outbreak in the DR Congo.  The activities planned are coordinated with the response strategy of Congolese Ministry of Health. They will be implemented in close coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.