March 6, 2015

Liberia’s last Ebola case leaves hospital

By |6 March 2015|

The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia has been dismissed from the treatment centre. Over the past 12 days, there were no new confirmed cases. If this is maintained for 35 days Liberia will be officially Ebola free.

February 13, 2015

Ebola’s impact in rural Liberia

By |13 February 2015|

The devastating reality of the epidemic hits when you visit the rural villages first hit by the epidemic. In Bong County, the Catholic Church has been the only institution able to reach the most remote areas. Talking to the communities there, the scale and impact of Ebola comes home.

Ebola response in Liberia rolls on

By |4 February 2015|

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed almost 9000 people. But the worst outbreak of Ebola now appears to be slowing, especially in Liberia which now has just a handful of cases. The Caritas response continues in Liberia with more aid arriving.

January 20, 2015

Changing needs in Ebola hit Liberia

By |20 January 2015|

Good news from Liberia is that the number of new Ebola infections are down. But much is needed to be done to prevent future outbreaks and help communities rebuild.

Dispatch from the Ebola frontline in Liberia

By |8 January 2015|

2014 was a terrible year for Liberia. Everyone has a horror story. Whole families were eradicated. The Catholic hospital here in Monrovia lost most of its health staff and management. They didn’t run away; they are dead.

December 23, 2014

Brutal year ends in Ebola-hit West Africa

By |23 December 2014|

When the worst outbreak of Ebola in history struck West Africa, Caritas swung into action. Much has been done to contain the outbreak and care for communities affected, but more action is needed in 2015.

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

By |15 December 2014|

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

By |10 December 2014|

Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

November 25, 2014

More Caritas relief supplies arrive in Ebola-hit countries

By |25 November 2014|

Caritas member Cordaid in the Netherlands is sending thousands of kilos of medical supplies and equipment to Ebola-hit West Africa.

New Ebola burials reflect religious concerns

By |11 November 2014|

In partnership with the Red Cross, Caritas Internationalis and other faith based organisation, the World Health Organisation has updated step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

October 28, 2014

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

By |28 October 2014|

Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

September 29, 2014

‘No touch’ rules in Africa after Ebola

By |29 September 2014|

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.

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

By |24 September 2014|

As Ebola spreads through West Africa, even healthy people are suffering from the disease’s economic fallout. Markets are sometimes closed and travel is restricted.

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