More than 100 people in an embattled northeastern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a widening Ebola outbreak, as volunteers fighting to prevent the deadly disease from spreading have come under attack, officials announced this week. Three Red Cross volunteers were violently attacked by community members while carrying out the safe burial of Ebola victims in the city of Butembo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Thursday. Two of the volunteers were seriously wounded, according to a press release. “Tuesday’s attack has been the most violent incidence of community resistance to date,” said Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, the organization’s regional director for Africa. “This is an awful reminder of the dangers that these volunteer safe and dignified burials teams face.” Officials noted that safe burials are critical in preventing the spread of the virus, which can still be transmitted through a body even after death. The Red Cross said it has carried out 162 such burials in the province of North Kivu since the outbreak was officially declared on Aug. 1. “While we categorically denounce the attack on our colleagues, we understand the fear and frustration that many communities in North Kivu feel… Read full this story
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