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Key Considerations: Bushmeat in the Border Areas of South Sudan and DRC

In the context of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), May 2019, this brief summarises key considerations about bushmeat (meat derived from wild animals for human consumption) in the context of preparedness activities in South Sudan. The brief details the socio-cultural and socio-economic significance of bushmeat amongst at risk communities […]

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Planning for Post-Ebola: Lessons Learned From DR Congo’s 9th Epidemic

This report is for supervisors managing ongoing Ebola outbreaks, or working on preparedness and recovery activities in regions at risk of, or affected by, Ebola epidemics. It is based on rapid and intensive ethnographic field research in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, undertaken less than a month after the epidemic was declared over in […]

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Dynamique Transfrontalière Rwanda-RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés inhérentes à la dynamique transfrontalière entre le Rwanda et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri. Il s’agit de la deuxième d’une série de quatre notes stratégiques axées sur les zones frontalières […]

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Rwanda-DRC Cross Border Dynamics

This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. It is the second in a series of four briefs focusing on the at risk border areas between DRC and the four high priority […]

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Considérations Clés : Préparation et Planification de Riposte contre le Virus Ébola à Goma, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés inhérentes au contexte social, politique et économique de Goma dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue en RDC en mars 2019. Goma est la capitale administrative de la province du Nord-Kivu et un centre urbain majeur dans la région des Grands Lacs. La ville compte environ […]

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Institutional Trust and Misinformation in the Response to the 2018–19 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: a Population-Based Survey

The current outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo, beginning in 2018, emerged in a complex and violent political and security environment. Community-level prevention and outbreak control measures appear to be dependent on public trust in relevant authorities and information, but little scholarship has explored these issues. The authors aimed to investigate the role of […]

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An Epidemic of Suspicion — Ebola and Violence in the DRC

Until the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Ebola outbreaks had been sporadic, small, and largely confined to isolated rural villages in Central Africa. But the 2014 epidemic broke all the rules and killed more than 15,000 people; since then, more outbreaks have been reaching larger urban centers, sometimes resulting in uncontrolled spread. The current […]

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Compilation de Données en Matière de Sciences Sociales et Comportementales – Novembre 2018

Cette brève compilation d’analyses de données fournit un « état des lieux » des données en matière de sciences sociales et comportementales liées à la flambée épidémique du virus Ébola dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri. Sur la base des données collectées et analysées par des organisations oeuvrant au sein de la région, […]

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Social Science and Behavioural Data Compilation, DRC Ebola Outbreak, November 2018-February 2019

This rapid compilation of data analyses provides a ‘stock-take’ of social science and behavioural data related to the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Based on data gathered and analysed by organisations working in the Ebola response and in the region more broadly, it explores convergences and divergences between datasets and, […]

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Community Responses to the Ebola Response: Beni, North Kivu

Since July 2013, a series of massacres have occurred in the Beni territory of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, an area heavily affected by the current Ebola outbreak. More than 1,000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands have been displaced (Congo Research Network, 2016, 2017). The kidnappings and mass killings transformed […]

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