A dramatic increase in the number of deaths from Ebola is recorded in DR Congo, with about 200 people dead until now.

According to the country’s Ministry of Health, a total of 291 Ebola cases have been confirmed in DR Congo and 201 deaths have been reported.

About half of the victims of the new epidemic of the virus that has recently broken out in the DRC are in Benji, in the North Kivu region.

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its serious concern over this alarming situation and calls for all measures to be taken for adequate health care for the victims of the virus and for the immediate vaccination of the population.

On behalf of our 95 million workers in 130 countries around the world, we call on the DRC authorities and the World Health Organization to step in and step up their actions to protect the people of the DRC from this deadly virus.

The Secretariat


World Federation of Trade Unions