Haja Kamara, a World vision sponsored child in Sierra Leone, washes her hands at school. She is glad to return to schooling after nine months at home, but she misses three friends who died in the Ebola outbreak.
Six Ebola cases were identified in Liberia — and one person died — less than three months after the country was declared Ebola-free in May. Health officials who are tracking the recent spread of the virus say the disease may have remained active in a survivor.
The presidents of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea have appealed to international donors for $3.2 billion to help their nations recover. They say health systems and education systems, as well as economic and social development have been set back by the medical emergency.
Since May 2014, World Vision’s Ebola response reached 1.56 million people in Sierra Leone with life-saving interventions and support for children's education.
Photo©2015 Jonathan Bundu/World Vision