West and Central Africa


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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Monday 29 September 2014

Save the Children construye su primer centro de tratamiento de ébola en Liberia

29 de septiembre de 2014. Save the Children ha abierto un centro de tratamiento del ébola en Liberia, gestionado por International Medical Corps (IMC).

El centro, que cuenta con 70 camas, está en la provincia de Bong, una de las provincias de Liberia más afectadas por el ébola – enfermedad que podría infectar a cerca de 1,4 millones de personas para enero.

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