Fighting Ebola in Liberia

The Ebola situation

The number of new Ebola cases has been reduced lately in Liberia, from spiraling in excess of 500 new cases every week to around 100 in November. However, by the end of November more than 7,000 have been infected and more than 3,000 have died in Liberia, and people are still dying in their homes and in the streets as a consequence of Ebola. In spite of efforts by national and international health organisations, people are still largely left to manage on their own with little knowledge and few means. Particularly hard struck are the people in quarantined homes, villages and centres.

In addition to the immediate effects of Ebola, there are a number of serious side effects, such as a completely broken down health system, a great number of orphans and exploding food prices.