Congo: African Tribesmen Attack Red Cross Workers Fighting New Ebola Outbreak

Two Red Cross workers were seriously wounded on Tuesday this week when local tribesmen attacked them while they were carrying out safe Ebola burials in the northeastern Congo city of Butembo, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

According to reports, the latest attack was “the most violent attack on Red Cross workers in this outbreak” since September, when a Red Cross volunteer was injured when people threw stones at a vehicle transporting a burial team.

This is the first time this part of Congo has faced an outbreak of Ebola, which is spread via the body [READ MORE HERE]

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