Ebola in DRC
Since 1976, 15 outbreaks of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Last updated in October 2022
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the end of the fifteenth Ebola outbreak on 27 September 2022. The outbreak was declared by health authorities on 21 August 2022 in Beni, North Kivu Province, and only one case has been recorded.
UNICEF has focused its response on infection prevention and control activities, community access to water, hygiene and sanitation, communication and community mobilization activities, as well as psychosocial assistance to families affected by the epidemic.
What is UNICEF doing to protect children?
We inform communities about the disease, how to protect themselves and how to help contain its spread.
UNICEF and its partners help the Government protect children and their families from the ravages of Ebola.
We make water, hygiene and sanitation available in communities, schools and health centres.
We provide psychosocial support to help families, including children affected by the disease.
We provide nutritional care to infected people and to children whose parents are in quarantine.
We help the most vulnerable families and children to cope with the consequences of Ebola.
Our experience in the fight against Ebola has shown us that strategic partnerships with communities, religious leaders, journalists, radio stations and civil society organisations, as well as generous funding, are essential to containing epidemics.