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As we prepare to weather this pandemic, we need to consider the vulnerabilities of women and low-wage workers, and those most at risk in poor countries. A letter from Oxfam America President and CEO Abby Maxman.
On World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the selflessness of women humanitarians saving lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Local health workers need more training and support to contain epidemic
Recent cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have claimed at least 90 lives since the start of August. Oxfam is now concerned that conflict, which has plagued the eastern part of the DRC for decades, could undermine efforts to contain the latest outbreak.
Ebola—it’s a word that strikes fear. Perhaps that’s because it’s an unfamiliar virus, one that moves quickly, is contagious, and here in the US, we haven’t had much contact with it. As an outbreak claims lives in the DRC, we breakdown what Ebola is, what’s happening in the DRC, and what Oxfam is doing to help.