Leaders from the WHO and UN peacekeeping operations want militias to cooperate

Armed groups in DR Congo are being called upon to cooperate with efforts to improve security as the country battles an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

The calls for cooperation come from leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN peacekeeping operations.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus endangers everyone, while the UN Under Secretary-General for peacekeeping Jean-Pierre Lacroix said the UN hopes to resolve the unstable security situation and would concentrate its efforts on the city of Beni, the epicentre of the outbreak.

More than three hundred cases of Ebola, and One hundred and 91 deaths have been reported in the east of the country and more than five thousand people are under surveillance.

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