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Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown: Focus on safer burials and community outreach

World Vision urges authorities to focus on safer burials and community outreach to achieve “zero cases”.
outreach programs to help stem the spread of Ebola cases.New cases of Ebola are still being rep…ritical role in reducing the transmission of Ebola in communities where the agency has worked f

World Vision warns of long road to recovery in Sierra Leone

World Vision warns of long road to recovery as new figures show 8, 000+ children have lost parents to Ebola in Sierra Leone.
level Conference on Ebola today in Brussels to offer increased support… children have been directly affected by the Ebola outbreak since it was first detected in neig

Helping to restore dignity

An important step in fighting Ebola is the ability to attend to victims quickly, offering safe burials to prevent further infection. As the only female burial worker in her district, Elizabeth sees a need for more females to help preserve a woman's dignity prior to burial - in a job role usually filled by men.
After losing her aunt to Ebolain her local community in Sierra Leone. Like Ebola survivors…nt safe and dignified burials as part of our Ebola response. Elizabeth especially wanted to inc

One of the lucky ones

When Ebola came to her community, six year-old Safiatu lost most of her family to the disease. When she and her Aunty Theresa also showed symptoms, health workers were quick to respond and together they made a full recovery. However, after their trauma was over, they had a fresh challenge of returning to their community with the stigma of an Ebola survivor. This is their story.
Like many survivors of Ebolara Leone has helped to ensure that potential Ebola sufferers… Safiatu was living in a large compound when Ebola came to Bo

What happens when the rice runs out?

For families who have managed to remain unaffected by Ebola in West Africa, another crisis is now looming – hunger.
ies who have managed to remain unaffected by Ebola in West Africa… World Vision Ebola Response Communications Manager Umu had be…y needed themselves to survive. Since the Ebola outbreak last May

Life in quarantine

Eleven year old Hindowa lives in southern Sierra Leone. After the death of a close family friend to Ebola, he and his family were put into quarantine for almost an entire month.
the family friend had unknowingly contracted Ebola. He died shortly after his visit to Hindowa… Hindowa has grown to know a lot about Ebola since the outbreak began earlier this year.

Pregnancy in the time of Ebola

As Ebola continues to infect and take lives across Sierra Leone, it is making daily life increasingly difficult. We spoke to Hawa, a 40 year old mum now going through her seventh pregnancy, about her fears and worries.
As Ebola continues to infect and take lives across Si…of how the birth might go during the current Ebola epidemic. …My greatest fear is the Ebola situation in this country

Ethiopia and BandAid 30 years on

Tomorrow marks BandAid's 30 year anniversary of the 'Feed the World' recording. Last month, we arranged a trip for BBC reporter Mike Wooldridge to return to the Antsokia Valley in Ethiopia, the place where he and Michael Buerk traveled with World Vision 30 years ago. The dramatic broadcast and the suffering they brought into the spotlight inspired Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to record the original Band Aid single.
ra Leone and the other countries affected by Ebola at which their efforts are aimed. You can wa

Orphaned by Ebola

Aminata is a 12-year-old girl living in southern Sierra Leone. She is one of an estimated 6,000 children who have been orphaned by the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history.
dren who have been orphaned by the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history. By Sahr Kemoh…s parents died of Ebola within barely a week of each other in Octobe

32 graves

Bruno Col is currently in Sierra Leone helping respond to the health crisis in the country. He was strongly moved when he attended an Ebola victim’s safe and dignified burial by a World Vision burial team.
y. He was strongly moved when he attended an Ebola victim…wn as a 'red zone' because of the numbers of Ebola cases that have been confirmed here since th

Still learning despite Ebola

Thanks to the Ministry of Education and World Vision, children across Sierra Leone are still able to learn despite lockdowns and quarantines. Radio lessons are broadcasting on 28 local stations across the country so that children like Rugi can keep up with their studies.
radio she uses to listen to her lessons. The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has closed schools … after it became clear that the Ebola outbreak was disrupting the academic year fo

A year since Typhoon Haiyan: Recovery & Resilience

A year since Typhoon Haiyan: More than a million people assisted; a remarkable journey of resilience.
the Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak

Faith leaders on the frontline of the Ebola crisis

Faith leaders across West Africa are using their unique position within communities to help stop the spread of Ebola.
k out and help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. World Vision and other faith…to educate communities about the symptoms of Ebolaople can receive vital information about the Ebola outbreak. The authority of faith leaders all

Keeping the fighters safe

As healthworkers In Sierra Leone lead the fight against Ebola, they too are often succumbing to the virus. World Vision has already donated and distributed large quantities of protective gear and medical supplies, but as Allieu Bangura, World Vision Sierra Leone’s National Health Advisor, explains, more equipment is urgently needed.
rkers in Sierra Leone lead the fight against Ebola the proper equipment to protect themselves. Ebola is cruel…heir own. Jalikatu is an exception. As an Ebola survivor

World Vision in unprecedented DEC launch of Ebola Crisis Appeal

World Vision and 12 other leading UK aid agencies have announced today they will launch a historic appeal in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
storic appeal in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.… 60 60 900. The decision to launch the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal reflects the severity of a sit

Ebola Crisis Update

Now that Sierra Leone is Ebola Free, we look back at the outbreak and ahead to what still needs to be done.
Ebola Crisis Update Our partners World Vision is… Ebola free Thanks to your donations and the tirel… Sierra Leone has been declared Ebola Free by the World Health Organisation

Ebola's children

Across Sierra Leone, the Ebola epidemic is affecting children in a number of ways. Children have been orphaned, some have contracted the virus, sadly some children have died from the disease. Children who have so far managed to escape direct contact with the virus have been victims of pervasive fear and no longer play with one another. Large public gatherings of any kind have been banned to help stop the spread of the disease, but this is hurting incomes and educations, and will soon begin to affect nutrition as well. In today’s blog, we tell the story of four children - Hawa, Salay, Marie and Christian – and how Ebola has affected each of them.
the Ebola epidemic is affecting children in a number o… and how Ebola has affected each of them. Hawa Hawa… ground. She recently lost her stepfather to Ebola. Unfortunately

Light shining in the Darkness: an interfaith response to Ebola

Faith leaders in Sierra Leone – both Christian and Muslim – are raising awareness to fight the spread of Ebola.
are helping to fight the spread of Ebola with support from World Vision… stigma and misconceptions about Ebola have led communities to shun these children

Ebola's frontline: Day in the life of medical worker in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, the situation is critical. Ebola has spread throughout the country and time is running out.
the situation is critical. Ebola has spread throughout the country. The virus…stered nurse part of the team to help tackle Ebola.…lay a vital role in preventing the spread of Ebola.

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