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Helping Ebola Orphans in an Uncertain Future July 07, 2016

Sitting on a grey plastic chair, ten-year-old Musu shyly holds onto a plastic bag that holds her school supplies: two pens, several notebooks and a children’s book explaining what Ebola is. The primary school student doesn’t smile often these days, but when she does, her bright grin tells of a time in the past when she was happily living with her parents and siblings in Eastern Sierra Leone.

Working Together: The Key to Stopping Deadly Ebola Virus October 22, 2015

One year since the worst Ebola outbreak was declared across West Africa, World Vision has hailed its collaborative work with Sierra Leone communities as being instrumental in averting the catastrophic spread of the virus.

Ebola survivor brings dignity to child burial June 09, 2015

Maseray Kamara knows Ebola's toll firsthand. The virus took her husband and sister during its rampage through Sierra Leone. Ebola struck her as well, but she survived.

Ebola Crisis: World Vision burial team wins humanitarian award June 07, 2015

Grace Kargbo, a World Vision Sierra Leone burial team manager, accepted the Bond International Humanitarian Award in London on Monday, June 1st, on behalf of her colleague Maseray Kamara and more than 800 other burial workers as well as the World Vision-led aid consortium that trained and equipped them.

The real cost of being a burial worker in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak June 04, 2015

For three local heroes in Sierra Leone, who have dedicated their lives to helping their country overcome the deadly Ebola virus, life has become a lonely and dangerous existence. From being attacked on the street to being completely abandoned and rejected by their families and friends, they have seen it all. But they will never give up! 

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future February 18, 2015

Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.

World Vision’s Magnus Conteh on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa November 20, 2014

The Ebola Outbreak that is currently ravaging the Western African Region, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The general public, health services and governments of these countries have never experienced such a public health calamity and were in no way prepared for it.

Despite the Ebola outbreak….I am still learning November 14, 2014

As school remains closed for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, the Radio and TV Teaching Programme started in October help the children while they are at home idling, which can lead to other problems.

Fears for the Future, as Ebola Keeps Children at Home November 10, 2014

“I really want this Ebola virus to come to an end. It has affected our education, social activities, restricted movements, and is keeping us away from our friends" says Zainab, 12.

World Vision Senegal assists the government to have control over the Ebola threat October 20, 2014

World Vision Senegal has donated 107,181 USD to the government of Senegal to use it for awareness and sensitisation campaigns in the most vulnerable areas