Sierra Leone

Ebola's In New York, But Don't Forget Africa

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Kirsty Duncan

My conversation with Sierra Leone shows once again that there is much work to be done, and that international community must urgently step-up its response. Canada can and must do more to help the people of West Africa, and must turn its announcements into commitments on the ground. As the United Nations said, a humane world cannot allow Africa to suffer on such an extraordinary scale.

HELP

CP | Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a stan...

After Ebola, Let's Not Forget Sierra Leone

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Like a decade ago, the goal is to end the Ebola crisis and allow a nation to begin its recovery. The next step will be to re-open schools shuttered by chaos and fear, allowing the next generation of health practitioners to be educated. But success will only be achieved -- and the next crisis averted before it begins -- if we all follow the example of those Canadian children who refused to ship out of Sierra Leone until the job was done.

Slum Sealed Off To Stop Ebola

CP | Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada

MONROVIA, Liberia - Security forces acting on the president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their crowded sl...

Agonizing Death Is The Norm

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

LONDON - Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy c...

REPORT: Another Front-Line Ebola Doctor Dies

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada

LONDON - An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's leading physicians has died from Ebola.Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in a...

How the Ebola Crisis Is Uniting the World

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern over Ebola is one of the world's most important actions although people may choose to see it differently; the situation requiring its call may lead to fear and panic. But, the only reaction should be resilience.

Helping Children With Disabilities Around the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On the International Day of People with Disability, December 3, World Vision notes that an estimated 98 per cent of children with disabilities worldwide are excluded from education. Many of these children are also hidden away due to stigma and shame.

And the Charles Taylor Prize for Crimes Against Humanity Goes To...

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Charles Taylor is the first tyrant to be tried, convicted and sentenced. Some even think that Taylor's fate may worry Syria's Bashar al-Assad, and perhaps persuade him to ease off on killing his people. But Assad continues to rampage against his people; it's clear there's no interest in direct action against homicidal leaders.

Kony's Murderous Bro Finally Faces Justice

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Charles Taylor's men dragged out a corpse, hacked it into four pieces then made the boys walk through the gore. Then they were forced to eat parts of the body. Taylor's men told the new recruits it was ancient tribal magic that would make them invulnerable to bullets.