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A look back at Ebola

DAKAR, 28 December 2015 (IRIN) - 2015 will hopefully be remembered as the year West Africa saw the back of Ebola. However, this is by no means assured, and the scars of a virus that has shattered communities and taken more than 11,000 lives will take a long time to heal. West Africa Editor Jennifer Lazuta looks back at the year through a selection of stories from the region. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Landmines, mental health and making do in Lebanon

LONDON, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

Living in an Ebola limbo: how long must refugees wait?

MONROVIA, 16 November 2015 (IRIN) - Some 38,000 Ivorian refugees are still living in Liberia after fleeing political violence in 2010. Many of them have been trying to return home since 2014, but the borders remain closed due to fears of Ebola. full report

What happened to Liberia’s Ebola orphans?

MONROVIA, 7 October 2015 (IRIN) - Many of the Liberian children who lost one or both parents to Ebola have since found loving homes, but others are still struggling to survive. full report

Ebola: Where are we now?

DAKAR, 27 August 2015 (IRIN) - The Ebola outbreak appears to be winding down, but it isn't over yet. Here's where things stand. full report

Ebola scares off trainee nurses in Liberia

MONROVIA, 18 August 2015 (IRIN) - Liberia was in dire need of more doctors and nurses before the Ebola outbreak began. Now the situation is getting even more desperate as many Liberians considering a medical career are being put off because they’re afraid of catching the virus. full report

Post-Ebola Syndrome: It's not over for Ebola survivors

MONROVIA/DAKAR, 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - Ebola survivors thought they won the battle against the deadly virus when they left the treatment centre, but thousands are still suffering from long-term health complications. full report

Liberia Ebola survivors find unexpected hope

MONROVIA, 6 August 2015 (IRIN) - As Liberia battles the Ebola outbreak for the second time, survivors, who are now returning home, say things are looking up this time around. full report

Ebola vaccine: reason to be hopeful?

DAKAR, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - Researchers say an Ebola vaccine they were testing in Guinea is 100 percent effective. But will it be a game-changer? Experts weigh in. full report

Ebola effect ripples on in Liberian schools

MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time. On Friday they were sent home. full report

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