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Ebola epidemic– Appointment of a special envoy (16 July 2019)

The Ebola virus epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the most serious ever seen in the world, after the 2014 epidemic in West Africa. Despite efforts by Congolese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), the response to the epidemic is being hampered by several factors, including the difficult security situation.

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