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15-03-2016 | Latest News , Africa

Kenema town, eastern Sierra Leone, one of the areas hardest hit by Ebola


Ebola outbreak – B-roll of Kenema town, eastern Sierra Leone, one of the areas hardest hit by the outbreak

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 opened a treatment centre in Kenema, in the eastern part of the country, one of the areas worst affected by the outbreak. The centre was decommissioned in May 2015, and dismantled in November 2015, after having admitted 597 patients.



00:00 – 00:09 WS of dirt road leading to homes

00:09 – 00:15 MS of clothes drying on rocks

00:15 – 00:20 MS of two men riding by on motorcycle

00:20 – 00:29 WS of crowds of people in town

00:29 – 00:37 WS of man driving away on motorcycle

00:37 - ENDS


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