East Africa


To prevent the spread of Ebola in Burundi, the European Union is granting E465,000 to the country.

Concerns have grown over the potential spreading of the disease to neighboring countries such as Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. Thus the funding is to help with the prevention of Ebola crossing borders.

Since 2018 the EU has issued E47m to the Democratic Republic of Congo for Ebola treatment and humanitarian support to fight the deadly disease where 1,900 people have died.

The new funding will be given through the World Health Organisation.