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UNICEF Responds To Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak With WASH, Social Support

Huffington Post: Protecting The Most Vulnerable in Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak
David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K.

“…UNICEF supported the response to [the latest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone’s Massesebe Village] by providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) supplies, by supporting social mobilization activities in Massesebe and the surrounding villages to ensure residents were fully informed and prepared to prevent further spread of the virus, and by providing support for counseling to minimize the stress and trauma of being in Ebola quarantine. The Massesebe quarantine has now been lifted for the majority of homes, with the whole village expected to be declared safe on 23 August…” (8/20).

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