Caritas Internationalis health expert Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo is in Monrovia in Liberia, helping the local Church in its Ebola response. He finds a country and a people transformed by the killer virus.
Around 500,000 Ivorians have already fled their homes to shelter elsewhere in the country or abroad, and at least 90,000 of them have taken refuge across the border in Liberia. Smaller numbers of Ivorians have travelled to Ghana and Guinea.
As the post-election clashes have again intensified in Côte d’Ivoire over the last weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes to flee a situation that could quickly turn into a civil war and a lasting humanitarian crisis.