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Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2015
As Sierra Leone marked 42 days without a single case of the deadly Ebola virus on Nov. 7, the IRC warned that more must be done to ensure that outbreaks like Ebola do not happen again. "Now is not the time to let down our guard," said IRC country director Saffea Senessie. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
On May 26, Sierra Leone marked a year since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in the country began, claiming close to 4,000 lives. Tremendous progress has been made as life slowly returns to some of the worst-hit places where the IRC continues its Ebola response. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem 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 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 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 The IRC 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 The IRC on February 17th, 2015
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week. more »