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Thursday, 10-23-14, 4:04Ebola - Prevention Is Possible but People Are Dying Alone[savethechildren_uk]When you listen to the experts, Ebola is both scarier and less scary than it initially appears. read more...
Wednesday, 10-22-14, 12:15Journalist Fined for Entering Ebola Quarantine Zone[MFWA]On October 9, 2014, a court in Kenema City in eastern Sierra Leone fined Ibrahim J. Ganda, a journalist with Radio Vaahun, a privately-owned Liberian radio station, for illegally entering "a quarantined zone in Sierra Leone." read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 19:47UK Troops Join Ebola Fight[PR Newswire]London -Around 150 British Army personnel left RAF Brize Norton this morning to add to the significant UK efforts to tackle Ebola. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 11:29Ebola in Sierra Leone - the Cost of Living On the Margins[Africa Research Institute]In the second of a series of blogs about the impact and consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone, ARI researcher Jamie Hitchen, recently back from a year spent working in the country, focuses on new economic hardships. You can read the first blog, on health care, here. read more...
Monday, 10-20-14, 8:01Ebola Threatens Food Supplies[Deutsche Welle]Food experts predict a food crisis if Ebola continues to spread. The Word Food Program (WFP) has provided food aid to over half a million people but still needs to reach six times that number. Gon Myers is WFP's country director in Sierra Leone. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 14:51WFP Starts Biggest One-Day Food Distribution in Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone[WFP]Freetown -The distribution in the suburb of Waterloo will be the biggest one-off food distribution in the country since the start of the Ebola outbreak. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 12:55Is Freetown fighting a losing battle against Ebola?[IRIN]Freetown -On the return trip to Freetown from Kenema a couple of days later we meet Laventa Konneh in Moyambo town, the only person allowed to leave her house because the town is in lockdown and she is a contact tracer. read more...
Friday, 10-17-14, 10:27UNMEER Crisis Manager Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 16th October received the Crisis Manager of the United Nation's Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mr. Amadu Kamara at State House. read more...
Thursday, 10-16-14, 9:45'We Will Not Export Ebola' - President Koroma Assures[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 15th October received the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Rajiv Shaw and Norwegian delegation at State House. read more...
Wednesday, 10-15-14, 13:21A Day in the Life of a Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre[IRIN]Kenema/Freetown - The following account is by IRIN journalist Anna Jefferys who, together with filmmaker Ricci Shyrock, visited Sierra Leone earlier this month. It is the second of a three-part series. The first part is here . read more...

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