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/ Source: Reuters
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) suspended its medical activities at the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo after two of its facilities were set on fire by unidentified assailants, announced Thursday a French charity.
Two MSF facilities treating Ebola patients in North Kivu province were attacked in separate incidents earlier this week. Humanitarian workers faced mistrust in some areas as they struggled to contain the Ebola epidemic, which has become the worst in Congo's history.
"In the light of these two violent incidents, we have no choice but to suspend our activities until further notice," said Hugues Robert, head of the MSF emergency office, in a statement. a statement.
The current outbreak of Ebola, reported for the first time last August, has reportedly killed at least 553 people and infected more than 300 others.