Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lutheran World Relief collaborates with our strategic partner, IMA World Health, to address an outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu province, near the borders of Rwanda and Uganda.

IMA World Health is working in the epicenter of the Ebola zone, coordinating with local communities and organizations to stop the spread of the virus in 5 of the most-affected health zones in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where nearly 1.2 million people live. IMA’s role centers around supporting health facilities and community engagement activities in and around Beni and Butembo towns.

At the request of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and in response to reported cases of Ebola in Goma, IMA is rapidly mobilizing operations along the corridor between the epicenter of the outbreak in Beni and Goma to prevent or limit the spread of Ebola to this major regional city that sits on the border with Rwanda.