On 10 August 2018, children read an Ebola-awareness poster in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Following the 1 August 2018 announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, UNICEF has mobilized its teams to help contain the spread of the disease and protect children. The impact of an outbreak on children can be far reaching. It’s known from earlier outbreaks in the DRC as well as in West Africa that children can be affected in various ways. Children can themselves be…
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This page collates briefings on the two most recent outbreaks of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 1) in North Kivu province, which is ongoing and 2) in Équateur province, which has been declared over. For both outbreaks, the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform is supporting UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and other partners through the production of evidence briefs highlighting key socio-cultural considerations relevant to control of the disease in that context.

This page will be updated to include future briefs when available.

North Kivu province, ongoing:

Key Considerations: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, North Kivu, DRC October 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English.




Local Burial and Mourning Practices – Open Ended Questions August 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the questionnaires in English and Swahili.


Key Considerations: the Context of North Kivu Province, DRC August 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.


Key considerations: Burial, Funeral and Mourning Practices in North Kivu Province, DRC August 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform.
Download the brief in English and French.


Équateur province, May-July 2018:

Key Considerations: Engaging Twa Communities in Équateur Province June 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download in brief in English and French.


Key Considerations: Health-Seeking Behaviours in Équateur Province, DRC June 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.


Key Considerations: the Context of Équateur Province, DRC June 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.


Key Considerations: Burial, Funeral and Mourning Practices in Équateur Province, DRC June 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.


Remote Response to Ebola Outbreak in DRC June 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.


Socio-­Cultural Considerations for Vaccine Introduction and Community Engagement May 2018: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform
Download the brief in English and French.