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Ebola in DRC : EU releases emergency aid

EU releases emergency aid and starts humanitarian flight service to contain Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo.

As part of its humanitarian aid program ECHO, the European Commission has announced a package of urgent humanitarian aid to help contain an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An initial €1.5 million will provide logistics support to the World Health Organization (WHO), and a further €130,000 offered to the International Federation of the Red Cross for life-saving interventions by the Congolese Red Cross. Moreover, the Commission’s humanitarian air service ECHO Flight’ is due to transport medical experts and emergency staff as well as equipment to the affected areas.


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