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Ebola and "the perfect storm"
24 September 2014 (IRIN ), The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the present rate, by the beginning of November more than 20,000 people in West Africa will have been infected. And despite earlier suggestions that this might be a less deadly strain of the Ebola virus, allowing half its victims to recover, the new figures show a much higher fatality rate, in the region of 70 percent.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100656/Ebola-and-the-perfect-storm
West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread
22 September 2014 (IRIN ), As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100645/West-Africa-gears-up-to-contain-Ebola-spread
Côte d'Ivoire refugees stuck in Liberia due to Ebola crisis
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), Halted for several months, the voluntary repatriation of Ivoirian refugees in Liberia was to have resumed in July. However, the Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Liberia has led the Ivoirian authorities to close the country's borders to prevent the disease from spreading, suspending refugee returns until further notice.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100640/Côte-d-Ivoire-refugees-stuck-in-Liberia-due-to-Ebola-crisis
Ebola's economic impact hits Sierra Leone citizens
18 September 2014 (IRIN ), As the World Bank predicts billions of dollars could be drained from Ebola-affected countries by the end of next year, IRIN spoke to Freetown residents to gauge how the crisis was affecting their lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100629/Ebola-s-economic-impact-hits-Sierra-Leone-citizens
Turning away the Ebola dying
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), A US announcement on 16 September to send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was welcomed with relief by health workers, who are losing the battle to contain the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100619/Turning-away-the-Ebola-dying
How to boost food production in Africa
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100612/How-to-boost-food-production-in-Africa
Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized
12 September 2014 (IRIN ), As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often in the face of local anger.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100599/Liberian-Ebola-burial-teams-stressed-traumatized
Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread
3 September 2014 (IRIN ), Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much more needs to be done to bridge a communication gap between government and citizens, say civil society groups and analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100568/Mistrust-of-government-spurs-Ebola-spread
Silver lining in Ebola gloom
27 August 2014 (IRIN ), Amid the horror of Ebola in West Africa, where more than 1,400 people have died of the disease, a few have found reason to celebrate after recovering from the virulent infection which has no known cure.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100540/Silver-lining-in-Ebola-gloom
Ebola horror hastens use of test drugs
21 August 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola’s devastation in West Africa has catapulted experimental drugs from labs to patients and shaken up vaccine development, which was hitherto patchy as outbreaks of the virus have tended to be spasmodic and geographically limited.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100522/Ebola-horror-hastens-use-of-test-drugs
A tribute to two Ebola heroes
19 August 2014 (IRIN ), Today is World Humanitarian Day when the UN sets out to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year the UN and aid agencies are highlighting humanitarian heroes who have made huge sacrifices to help others in need.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100512/A-tribute-to-two-Ebola-heroes
Ebola response up but huge gaps remain
12 August 2014 (IRIN ), While Ebola treatment and containment efforts are gradually gaining pace in Sierra Leone and Liberia, there are still far too few health workers, contact tracers and community monitors on the ground to keep up with the disease's spread, particularly in urban areas, say Health Ministry staff and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100480/Ebola-response-up-but-huge-gaps-remain
Ebola - softly, softly on bush meat
1 August 2014 (IRIN ), Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100428/Ebola-softly-softly-on-bush-meat
Rising Ebola cases strain health workers
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering response efforts, say Health Ministry and NGO staff, who say their efforts are at “breaking point”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100426/Rising-Ebola-cases-strain-health-workers
A Sierra Leone hospital battles Ebola
9 July 2014 (IRIN ), Hasan Kamara patiently labels blood samples at the government hospital in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. The country, alongside neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola on record, with 481 people having died from the incurable disease in the three countries as of 2 July.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100324/A-Sierra-Leone-hospital-battles-Ebola
New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa
7 July 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100314/New-thinking-needed-on-food-aid-for-refugees-in-Africa
Fighting Ebola and its myths
26 June 2014 (IRIN ), A months-long battle to bring West Africa’s Ebola outbreak under control has stretched medical teams to the limit, while mistrust in some communities has impaired prevention work and raised questions about the delivery of health warnings.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100267/Fighting-Ebola-and-its-myths
New Film: Sierra Leone's women behind bars
13 June 2014 (IRIN ), Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100211/New-Film-Sierra-Leone-s-women-behind-bars
Soldiers in schools - the impact of military occupations on education
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world - they might represent ideas viewed as controversial, the destruction of a civilian building that is important to a community inflicts terror, and a school reduced to rubble can rob an entire generation of education. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100202/Soldiers-in-schools-the-impact-of-military-occupations-on-education
Fear and ignorance aid spread of Ebola
11 June 2014 (IRIN ), An Ebola outbreak in West Africa that appeared to be winding down has flared up again, with officials blaming the resurgence on ignorance and a lack of experience in handling the virus.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100195/Fear-and-ignorance-aid-spread-of-Ebola

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