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Reference : V-P-CD-E-02606
Date : 01/09/2018
Caption : North Kivu province, Mangina. Volunteers of the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo do their utmost every day to tackle the outbreak of Ebola virus.
Photographer : LESKINEN, Hanna
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Local Red Cross volunteers in Mangina, Beni, Butembo and other Ebola-affected areas do their utmost every day to tackle the outbreak in their region. Be it going from door-to-door to raise awareness or burying Ebola victims in a safe and dignified manner, they do everything they can to help protect their families, friends and communities. They come from the affected communities themselves and know the local traditions and customs. Like for other locals too, what is at stake for them are their lives and safety during the outbreak but also once it's over. After the many Ebola responders deployed in the region will be long gone, the locals will still be there. They will have to start over, once again, in a region that already suffers from violence and conflicts since over 20 years and is now being fragilized evermore by a highly contagious and devastating outbreak.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour