Latest Updates / Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

Ebola updates: Philippines to quarantine 112 soldiers returning from Ebola-hit Liberia; Asia must do more to help global Ebola fight, World Bank says; WHO says currently no Ebola cases in Mali; U.S. Ebola nurse, Maine settle quarantine suit.

Haaretz.com
Nov. 4, 2014

2:48 P.M. Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food in Sierra Leone

A group of aid agencies says that thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them.

In order to prevent the spread of Ebola, large swaths of the West African country have been sealed off and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their homes. The government, with help from the U.N.’s World Food Program, is tasked with delivering food and other services to those people.

But Jeanne Kamara of Christian Aid in Sierra Leone said Tuesday that there are many “nooks and crannies” in the country that are being missed. Her agency and others that belong to the Disasters Emergency Committee umbrella organization are trying to fill the gaps. (AP)

11:28 A.M. Philippines to quarantine 112 soldiers returning from peacekeeping mission in Liberia

More than 100 soldiers returning to the Philippines from a peacekeeping mission in Liberia, the country hardest hit by an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, will be quarantined on a secluded island, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

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