Sierra Leone has declared a public health state of emergency in a bid to contain the spre
The international response to the Ebola epidemic is on the right path, but there is a long way to go. This Oxfam briefing outlines the key operational challenges and recommends that stepped up action should be taken urgently in multiple areas to contain the spread of the disease and to support those most affected.
Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
In Freetown, Sierra Leone, Ebola has forced thousands of families to be isolated into quarantine areas, often located in the poorest areas of the city. Yet quarantines are causing intolerable conditions for people already struggling to cope, and risk spreading the deadly virus even further.
Efforts to contain the spread of Ebola through poorly implemented mass quarantine of communities in Sierra Leone are causing unnecessary hardship and are at risk of further spreading the deadly disease warned international agency Oxfam today.
In Freetown, Sierra Leone, Ebola has forced thousands of families to be isolated into quarantine areas, often located in the poorest areas of the city.
A clear and public plan of action from the UN and governments is needed to respond to the changing nature of the outbreak. This will enable the humanitarian community to effectively marshall its resources to overcome Ebola
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