A total of 97 children died of viral illness since the outbreak in August, 65 of which were under 5 years of age, reports the group
. 20 per week more than 40, according to the charity. In the last three weeks of January, there were only 120 new cases in total.
"We are at a crossroads. If we do not take urgent steps to keep it, the flash may take another six months, if not the whole year," said Heather Kerr, director of preserving the child in the DRC.
"The first thing is to convince the community that Ebola is a matter of urgency and real concern. People tore up the funeral because they did not believe that the deceased was subjected to the virus."
The United Nations Health Commission estimates that more than a million refugees and internally displaced persons is flowing through the provinces of Northern Kivu and Ituri, and this movement is a potential risk factor for the spread of Ebola.
North Kivu, which includes the cities of Beni, Kalunthu and Mabalako, is an epicenter of the outbreak, although according to the World Health Organization
Two provinces are among the most densely populated in the country and the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Southern Sudan
"Many children remain the same [because of the virus] for various reasons. In some cases, their parents are in the hospital. Other children were orphans, "said Marie-Claire Mombo, a child protection official.
"The rest of the children are at increased risk of sexual violence or need to work, some of them selling peanuts near the road to go," she added.