Sierra Leone

Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease

Thirty-five people who caught the Ebola virus and survived are meeting in Sierra Leone for two days to discuss what they can do to help allay fears about the disease.

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Washing hands can save lives and fight Ebola: UNICEF

Handwashing is a cheap and effective tool to fight the spread of Ebola, according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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Nuclear technology to contribute to Ebola response

Nuclear technology is contributing to slowing down the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Ebola creates food crisis on the “doorstep” of West Africa

Another food crisis is on the “doorstep” of West Africa because of the impact of the Ebola epidemic on the agricultural sector.

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WFP sending in “more than food” to the Ebola stricken countries

As the number of people affected by the Ebola virus spirals in West Africa, the UN Food agency (WFP) is sending in more than just food.

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Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities

Children orphaned by Ebola are facing stigma and rejection in their families and their communities, according to the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF.

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Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is not only a serious health problem but is also having an impact on the economies of the affected countries.

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Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola

A new coalition to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been launched by the United Nations and its humanitarian partners.

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International criminal justice system faces challenges: UN Prosecutor

The international criminal justice system is facing challenges, according to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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Ebola outbreak”very serious” in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has been described by a senior United Nations official as very serious.

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