International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Country: Sierra Leone
TOTAL TIME: 1:43
Ebola outbreak – B-roll of Alpha Sesay, Safe and dignified burial team leader, Sierra Leone Red Cross Society
Two years following the declaration of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, communities and governments in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are moving into the recovery phase, determined to make their countries stronger before Ebola decimated families, economies and health care systems.
Through its five pillared response, the IFRC, in support of the three affected National Societies, played a key role in helping to bring the outbreak to an end. Thousands of volunteers were involved in contact tracing, case management, beneficiary communications and social mobilization, psychosocial support, and safe and dignified burials (SDB).
Alpha Sesay, 23, was one of the first Red Cross volunteers to be trained in SDB in Kailahun district, the epicentre of the outbreak in Sierra Leone.
00:00 – 00:04 MS of Alpha Sesay (green shirt) and his family outside their house
00:04 – 00:17 CU of Alpha Sesay, his mother and brother looking at photos on his mobile
00:17 – 00:33 MS of family doing kitchen duties
00:33 – 00:44 MS of woman cooking over fire
00:44 – 00:50 CU of grain being ground
00:50 – 0055: MS of grain being ground and sifted
00:55 – 01:01 CU of grain being sifted
01:01 – 01:08 MS of family working out front of house
01:08 – 01:13 MS of family working out front of house (slightly different activities from previous shot)
01:13 – 01:33 WS of family house, then pan to new house built using money Sesay earned doing safe and dignified burials, then pan back to the first house
01:33 – 01:43 Extreme WS of family homes then pan