Dakar – Doctors Without Borders is warning that the effort to control Congo's Ebola outbreak is hampered by a "toxic" security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centres.
The international organisation's president, Joanne Liu, told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that there have been some "30 different incidents and attacks against elements of the response".
The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two of its centres after attackers set fire to them.
Liu criticised the militarisation of the situation, saying on Thursday that police and security forces are trying to force people to comply with health authorities.
Even after nearly seven months, she says more than 40% of the deaths are still taking place in communities rather than at Ebola treatment centres.