UNICEF told BuzzFeed News that they estimate 11,000 children have lost one or both parents to Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia alone.
It wasn’t just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it’s been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn’t end.
Here’s a sneak peek at a bundle of thanks, from 107 countries, heading to West Africa in time for the holidays. There’s still time to add your own.
“Ebola puts a physical distance between you and the world that no words can bridge, and you feel that distance in your body.” Read Jina Moore’s story.
You already know the big organizations working to end Ebola. But these local organizations or grassroots-led efforts in Liberia could also use a hand.
A grassroots association of local Ebola fighters also released a — very different — video.
An Indian man who was treated and cured of Ebola in Liberia showed traces of the virus in his semen. He has been quarantined at the Delhi airport.
There’s no control group, so every patient at a research site is eligible for experimental treatment.
Financial details of the contract remain confidential, but the family’s lawyer said that the hospital will “take care of all of the children and the parents.”
Israel will deny visas to citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and avoid issuing visas to people who recently visited the nations, Haaretz reported.
Exclusive: “If you are in the [Ebola] unit and, God forbid, something happens to you, nobody is responsible for it.” Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
For months, most clinics and hospitals in Liberia have been closed because of the Ebola crisis. But that hasn’t stopped dedicated health workers from helping their sick neighbors. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Liberia.
“You have to be in a kind of dialogue that involves eye contact.”
They don’t really work. And there are much better, more proven ways to fight Ebola. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Liberia.
Ebola has turned dead bodies into public health threats in Liberia. But dealing with death is also about grief, loss and long-held beliefs about the spiritual afterlife.
When Ebola takes away the ability to touch, you have to reinvent the language of compassion.
Your chances of getting Ebola, even here in Liberia, are slim. But chances are, if you do, it will take away everyone you love.
Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, 33, had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. He returned home to New York on Oct. 17.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
The health workers in Liberia’s Ebola wards want more equitable hazard pay and more timely salaries. Liberia’s health minister says they’re welcome to stay home.
Despite “intensive medical procedures”, the 56-year-old died after contracting the virus in Liberia.
Some health care workers think newly announced hazard pay is too low. They say they’re giving the government until Friday to make a change.
Updating: At least 8,690 people have died from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
A Liberian man diagnosed in Dallas denied that he had contact with Ebola patients when he left Liberia, according to government officials.
An ABC News video documented how it is easier to help dead Ebola patients than ones who are alive. Warning: disturbing images.
Texas Gov. Perry said this “case is serious” but the system is working as it should. The hospital said doctors first identified the patient’s symptoms as low-grade viral fever and sent him home.
There are hundreds of bits of data behind the apocalyptic estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, but just one of them drove the headline-grabbing, worst-case scenario. What are the chances it’s right?
A new rural facility brings hope to the country hardest-hit in the Ebola outbreak, but experts warn Liberia could see as many as 10,000 cases in a matter of months.