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Second Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu attacked

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola Treatment Centre in Butembo, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked yesterday, only a few days after our treatment centre in nearby Katwa was attacked and partially burned down.

“Another deplorable attack on an Ebola treatment facility has taken place, this time in the city of Butembo. This follows the attack last week on another MSF Ebola treatment centre in nearby Katwa.

“This attack has not only put the lives of Ebola patients and their families in danger, but also those of MSF and Ministry of Health staff. Our efforts are currently focused on the immediate safety of both staff and patients.”

- Hugues Robert, MSF Emergency Desk Manager.

This attack has not only put the lives of Ebola patients and their families in danger, but also those of MSF and Ministry of Health staff. Hugues Robert, MSF Emergency Desk Manager
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Press Release 7 March 2019