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Thursday, 10-02-14, 9:22UK Must Restore Aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia - Report[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday. read more...
Thursday, 10-02-14, 9:09First Two Ebola Survivors Discharged From IFRC Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone[IFRC]Osman Sesay was the second confirmed Ebola patient to arrive at the newly opened treatment centre operated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Kenema, Sierra Leone. read more...
Tuesday, 09-30-14, 5:52Center Releases First Ebola Survivors[VOA]Freetown -When Kadiatu Bangura saw her brother, Emmanuel, for the first time after her release from the International Red Cross-operated Ebola treatment center near Kenema, she ran into his arms crying tears of joy. read more...
Monday, 09-29-14, 10:52Most Vulnerable Suffer Under Ebola Quarantine[RFI]As ordinary Sierra Leoneans navigate government-imposed curfews and quarantined areas in a new reality shaped by the deadly Ebola virus, it's often the most vulnerable who are falling through the cracks. read more...
Monday, 09-29-14, 10:47Country Starting to See 'Stabilising' Effect of Ebola Quarantine, Says Presidential Advisor[RFI]A high-ranking advisor to Sierra Leone's president told RFI on Saturday that they are beginning to see the effects of the quarantine on certain areas of the country hit by the deadly Ebola virus. Monty Jones, special advisor to President Ernest Bai Koroma, said that for the past week they have been recording a reduction in the number of cases and deaths in two districts under quarantine. RFI spoke to Professor Monty Jones, presidential liaison for Ebola. read more...
Monday, 09-29-14, 8:45IMF Executive Board Approves Us$130 Million in Immediate Assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in Response to the Ebola Outbreak[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved--in an expedited decision supported by a joint statement of all Directors--emergency financial assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone totaling US$130 million to help respond to the Ebola outbreak. The IMF financing will be made available to the three countries immediately, in the amounts of US$41 million for Guinea, US$49 million for Liberia and US$40 million for Sierra Leone. This emergency financing comes in addition to read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 11:30Why I Am Going to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola[GroundUp]It's been a month since I applied and now it's a matter of days until I go. I head to Europe for briefing before landing in Freetown, Sierra Leone next Tuesday. read more...
Friday, 09-26-14, 9:53'We Must Put a Closure to This Fight' - Says President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]President Koroma in acknowledging the efforts of Sierra Leoneans and well wishers entreated them that as the country aspires to eradicate the Ebola menace, "we must put the transmission to a halt" he stressed. President Koroma said he was encouraged with the kind of efforts and responsibilities Sierra Leoneans have demonstrated in the fight against Ebola as the effects and severity of the outbreak had been felt by everyone in society. read more...
Thursday, 09-25-14, 13:01Govt Quarantines One Million to Stop Ebola[Deutsche Welle]The government of Sierra Leone has imposed a lockdown on three more Ebola "hotspots" to stop the disease from spreading. A third of the country's population is now under quarantine. read more...
Thursday, 09-25-14, 11:05Sierra Leone Restricts Cross-Border Movement, Intensifies Army Patrols[VOA]Sierra Leone has intensified army patrols and restricted cross-border movements along the borders with Guinea and Liberia as part of the government's efforts to contain the Ebola disease, according to Col. Michael Samura, spokesperson for Sierra Leone's army. read more...

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