Congo-Kinshasa: Feared and Forgotten, Congo's Ebola Orphans Work to Survive

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Hundreds of children orphaned by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been driven to work amid trauma, discrimination and fear around the disease
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[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville/Kinshasa -- Ebola vaccination began today in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu Province where a case was confirmed on 8 October. People at high risk, including contacts of the confirmed case and first responders will receive the doses as the health authorities move to curb the spread of the virus.
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