Ebola outbreak – B-roll of Red Cross Ebola cemetery and decommissioned treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone
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.
The Red Cross treatment centre in Kenema opened in September 2014, was decommissioned in May 2015, and dismantled in November, after having admitted 597 patients. Behind the treatment centre is a cemetery where the bodies of those who died at the centre are buried.
00:00 – 00:19 WS of graves with pan
00:19 – 00:29 WS of graves from above, with pan
00:29 – 00:36 MS of graves with markers
00:36 – 00:45 WS of graves
00:45 – 00:52 WS of cemetery from outside the wall, with pan to gate
00:52 – 00:58 CU of cemetery gate with Sierra Leone Red Cross sign
00:58 – 01:05 MS of row of tents at treatment centre (ETC) with weeds growing
01:05 – 01:12 MS of boot rack at ETC with boots, and Red Cross tent in background
01:12 – 01:18 CU of boot rack with boots and cobwebs
01:18 – 01:24 WS of weeds growing on ETC grounds
01:24 – 01:32 MS of ETC with damaged orange fencing, pan to tents with weeds
01:32 – 01:38 MS of weeds growing in front of ETC tent, from low angle
01:38 – 01:54 (ENDS) WS of ETC from outside orange perimeter fence with pan