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ECHO's regional health expert reflects about his personal experience in fighting Ebola

31/10/2014
How is the Ebola epidemic evolving in Guinea?The epidemic keeps spreading geographically. Currently most cases are to be found on the outskirts of Conakry and in big parts of the Forest region. One complicating factor is the difficult access for...
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The struggle for survival by Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs

30/10/2014
Amid a bustling crowd, 12 year-old Akram sat quietly on top of some bags cradling and stroking a white cat. Around him, hundreds of Syrian refugees were gathering their belongings, preparing to board buses at the Ibrahim Khalil border checkpoint....
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First case of Ebola in Mali: bracing for an expansion of the outbreak

29/10/2014
Fanta, the two-year-old daughter of a Guinean father and a Malian mother died of Ebola on 24 October. 5 000 deaths into the epidemic, her passing away would most probably have gone unreported if it weren’t for the fact that she died in Mali. Fanta...
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Fear and uncertainty on the streets of Yemen

28/10/2014
After months of not seeing each other, my Yemeni friend Selma, a teacher, came over for tea. She had never appeared too affected by the country's situation, never too emotional or interested in local politics before. But that day, Selma appeared...
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The survival struggle of a South-Sudanese single mother

24/10/2014
The remoteness of Cuaca’s new home makes it a hard place to raise her three children. There are no roads, markets, hospitals or schools. Two of the four wells in the village are broken, while the population that depends on this water has doubled....

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