Ebola

28.03.2015

A Home for Mercy

A Home for Mercy

Human Wrongs Watch ‘When last we met Mercy, she was arriving in her foster home, the child of a woman who had died of Ebola infection. See how Mercy’s getting on, in school for the first time, a child embraced by a family joined by love, if not blood.'(… »

18.03.2015

‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children – New UN Report

‘Terrifying’ Impact of Ebola on Nine Million Children – New UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on 17 March 2015. UNICEF said the… »

04.12.2014

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

by Arturo Lopez-Levy – The Nation, Transcend Media Service. Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola. When was last time in recent memory a top US official praised Cuba publicly? And since when… »

18.11.2014

A local voice from Sierra Leone

A local voice from Sierra Leone

As the world gradually forgets about Ebola, life for people in Sierra Leone continues to be affected in all areas.  Reto Thumiger, from the German speaking Editorial Team of Pressenza, writes about the situation from his personal perspective having worked for many years in the development of social projects and… »

10.11.2014

Unseen Ebola

Human Wrongs Watch ‘The Ebola epidemic has forced millions in West Africa to change how they interact, starting with the strict rule of “Don’t touch”. But for the visually impaired, like Basiru Bah in Sierra Leone, losing human contact is itself a threat to survival.’ By … »

29.10.2014

OPINION: Ebola, Human Rights and Poverty – Making the Links

OPINION: Ebola, Human Rights and Poverty – Making the Links

By Alicia Ely Yamin  Lecturer on Global Health and Policy Director at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, and Chair of the Center for Economic and Social Rights. CAMBRIDGE, Massachussetts, Oct 27 2014 (IPS) – The catastrophic Ebola… »

24.10.2014

The Growing Menace of Desertification to World’s Agriculture, Eco-systems

  Human Wrongs Watch The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency on 22 October 2014 warned, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change. »

24.10.2014

Primary Emphasis Must Be to Halt Spread of Ebola in West Africa — UN

Human Wrongs Watch As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)… »

20.10.2014

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes — but not in the Middle East. We need tens of thousands of boots on the ground dealing with Ebola:… »

18.10.2014

No Time to Mourn

No Time to Mourn

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘After losing her mother to the Ebola virus, a girl in Sierra Leone must raise her younger brother and sister on her own – and hold on to her own hope of returning to school.’   By Anne Boher, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 16 October 2014 –… »

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