Support the Ebola Eradication Act

Action: Ask your representative to help eradicate Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Background: During a visit to an Ebola intervention center at Butembo in eastern DR Congo in April, World Health Organization leaders urged robust global assistance to contain the Ebola virus. To date, more than 2,000 people have died, many of them children.

U.S. assistance to address the Ebola outbreak has been limited by restrictions related to human trafficking. On May 7, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced legislation (S. 1340) to allow a more robust U.S. response to the Ebola crisis. On September 23, the Senate bill passed by unanimous consent. A House version (H.R. 3085) was introduced on June 4 by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and is yet to pass.

Faith reflection: Please pray that the people of DR Congo “will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday” (Psalm 91:5-6).

Action: Ask your representative to help eradicate Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Alert prepared by Charles Kwuelum, Legislative Associate for International Affairs, May 18, 2019. Updated October 2019.

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1 Comment

  1. Helen Yoder
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    Please help eradicate Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo!

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