The Effects of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Are Still Far From Resolved

Three countries are requesting debt relief and additional funding to help with recovery efforts.

Image via Flickr user European Commission DG ECHO

When the Ebola virus was declared an international health emergency in 2014, international organizations began evacuating medical and humanitarian aid workers en masse. In areas hit the hardest, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the disease also displaced local families and villages, greatly reducing food production and disrupting local infrastructures.

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