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Nearly 3,600 Children Orphaned By Ebola But Well Cared For By Community, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Fears over abandoned Ebola orphans allayed: UNICEF
“Almost every child who has lost parents to Ebola is being cared for in their community, UNICEF said on Friday — allaying fears that thousands would be shunned by relatives and neighbors. The United Nations children’s fund confirmed an estimate it gave last week that more than 16,000 children have lost at least one parent or main carer to the West African epidemic…” (Taggart, 2/6).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nearly 3,600 children orphaned by Ebola outbreak in West Africa — UNICEF
“The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has orphaned nearly 3,600 children in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Friday. … Extended families and communities were providing care for the vast majority of the children with only three percent of them needing to be placed outside family or community care…” (Caspani, 2/6).

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