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Sierra Leone Marks 1 Year Since WHO First Declared Country Ebola-Free; Affected Children Continue To Face Food Shortages

Al Jazeera: The lingering shadow of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
“…One year ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma solemnly took to the airwaves to announce the end of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, as confirmed by the World Health Organization. The disease, which killed more than 3,580 people in 18 months, left behind a legacy of psychological suffering which is little discussed and under-supported…” (Acland, 11/7).

BBC News: Still counting the cost of Ebola
“A three-minute silence is being held across Sierra Leone to remember the victims of the Ebola outbreak of 2014. It’s one year since the country was first declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization although new cases were discovered, and it wasn’t until March this year that the all-clear was finally declared…” (Fofanu, 11/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Ebola-hit children in Sierra Leone go hungry amid food shortages — charity
“Thousands of Ebola orphans, teenage mothers, and children in charge of households in Sierra Leone are struggling to feed themselves and their families amid widespread food shortages in the West African nation, a British charity said on Monday…” (11/7).

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