Congo-Kinshasa: Mistrust Provokes Attack on Red Cross Volunteers in Ebola-Affected Community

[VOA] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that community mistrust was the cause of an attack on Red Cross volunteers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this week.   The attack took place during a burial service for an Ebola victim in Ituri province.
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[WHO] "In some places they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged and fought alongside us for the survival of their people," says Dr Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World Health Organization (WHO).
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