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Thursday 23 October 2014

Tell world leaders to end Ebola!

Earlier this week, Save the Children launched a petition in collaboration with partners to call on world leaders to deliver the resources desperately needed for the international response on Ebola. 

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Tuesday 7 October 2014

Ebola crisis: "The challenge is unprecedented"

Blog by Robbie McIntyre 

As the Ebola death toll in West Africa continues to rise, we are rapidly scaling up our response in order to match its reach. But, along with most of the humanitarian and international community, we are playing catch up. The initial response to this crisis was too slow, and too small.

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Monday 6 October 2014

I’m an Ebola Child Protection Advisor

By Amy Richmond, Child Protection Advisor

 

My name is Amy, and I’m in Liberia responding to the Ebola crisis – the deadliest outbreak in history. It’s perhaps the most challenging assignment of my Save the Children career.

Waking up to Ebola

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Friday 3 October 2014

Ebola crisis: Giving parents in a terrible situation the knowledge to protect their families

By Daisy Baldwin

The Ebola outbreak is all over the news and the numbers can feel overwhelming.

At least 6,553 people have been infected across the region and over 3,083 have already died from the disease.

In Sierra Leone there are 5 new cases every hour.

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Thursday 2 October 2014

Desperate demand for Ebola treatment in Sierra Leone as five new people infected every hour

The demand for treatment beds and nurses to halt the rapid spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone is far outstripping supply, according to Save the Children. 

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