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Ebola Outbreak: 9.8 million children at risk

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SITUATION
ANALYSIS


Country

 

Deaths*

Guinea 2,535
Liberia 4,808
Sierra Leone 3,955

As of Oct 25, 2015.
† Includes cases in Spain and USA
* Includes probable and suspected case.


OVERVIEW
OF THE SITUATION


1st outbreak in W.Africa and worst in global history

2 main countries fighting Ebola (Sierra Leone and Guinea)

28,575* people have contracted the disease

11,313 people have died

9.8 million children and youth under 20 live in Ebola-affected areas

881 health workers are known to be infected and 513 have died

18,562 children have lost one or both their parents


UNICEF
RESPONSE


1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies delivered across region (medical supplies, disinfectants, malnutrition treatment and more)

10 million people in Guinea received prevention messages via SMS

41 radio stations in Sierra Leone are airing UNICEF radio education programs

125,601 children received psychosocial support

3,068,954 people in Guinea benefitted from UNICEF hygiene kits

1,205,865 children in Sierra Leone immunized against measles