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Pascal Bitasimwa, 12, of Goma (in the red shirt) goes to Lake Kivu to fill up jerrycans with water. "This takes me much of my time," he says. "Instead of going to study, I come first to take water." Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

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Samuel Swedi, 22, is an electrical engineering student at Goma University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He doesn't have a textbook — just whatever notes he has written in his notebook. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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In Congo, Ebola Is Just One More Thing To Worry About

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Esperance Nabintu, 42, an Ebola survivor, photographed on Aug. 15 in Goma. One of her children also contracted the disease and survived. But her husband, Rene Daniele Fataki, died from the disease. This photo was taken as friends and family gathered at her home to mourn and to celebrate his life. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak

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Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ebola Outbreak In Congo Enters Year 2. Is An End In Sight?

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Uganda has reported its first death from Ebola. Here, a health worker takes a woman's temperature at a border crossing between Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo, part of an effort to screen for Ebola and prevent its spread. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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A police officer stands guard in front of a window riddled with bullet holes in an Ebola treatment center, which was attacked in the early hours of the Saturday morning in Butembo. The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently experiencing one of the largest Ebola outbreaks ever. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Assailants set fire to an Ebola treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders in Katwa, a rural suburb in Democratic Republic of the Congo, on February 25. Lauris Bonnaud/Reuters hide caption

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Why Doctors Without Borders Is Suspending Work In The Ebola Epicenter In Congo

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Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits in a garden at his personal ranch on Monday. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

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