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Posted by The IRC on April 15th, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 9th, 2015
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 6th, 2015
The IRC's Lucy Carrigan shares her impression of the people she met in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are working to ensure that once they see Ebola out the door, Ebola is gone for good. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on March 4th, 2015
The Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone and Liberia to close for almost a year. As children head back to class, here are four ways to keep them safe from Ebola. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 3rd, 2015
"I am delighted to contribute to this important conference. I congratulate the EU on this initiative and its commitment to West Africa. The International Rescue Committee is proud to have worked in Sierra Leone and Liberia for nearly twenty years; to have chaired NGO Consortia in both countries responding to the Ebola outbreak; and to have 700 staff, the vast bulk of them local people, on the ground today working to help both countries eliminate the disease. Today I want to speak to and for their insights." more »
Posted by The IRC on March 2nd, 2015
The IRC has published a set of recommendations on next steps in stopping an outbreak like Ebola in the future. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 17th, 2015
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 9th, 2015
The system will help recruit local communities in the fight against Ebola and could help stem the spread of the virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 29th, 2015
The IRC's Yolanda Barbera illustrates the risk and responsibilities undertaken by Ebola first responders working in an isolation unit. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 27th, 2015
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest, longest and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease. IRC global health and emergency response experts share information about Ebola prevention and treatment. more »
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