On 1 August, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the North Kivu region of the country. As of 16 September, there have been over 140 reported cases. Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the outbreak – and not just those who have contracted the virus. Many children are coping with the illness or death of their parents and loved ones. Others have lost numerous family members and urgently need support. UNICEF is playing a crucial role in the Ebola response, particularly through community engagement and psychosocial support, as well as providing nutrition treatment and safe water.