Distressing issues affecting those on the margins of society even before Ebola ravaged Sierra Leone have been amplified since the outbreak of the virus. Decreased food security, in particular, has left vulnerable children at risk of malnutrition or even starvation.

After potential contact with the Ebola virus, Mohammed’s family underwent two back-to-back periods of 21-day quarantine. Consequently, Mohammed lost his farm, and has since struggled to feed his own children and the niece and nephew whom he took in after they lost both parents to Ebola. The family is surviving on one meal a day, and all are suffering from the effects of malnutrition. This is the #LegacyOfEbola. 

Anna BowdenComment