Ebola: The Struggle to Recover in Africa
Read full coverage of Ebola and The United Methodist Church.
For The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, it’s been a year in the “combat zone.” The unseen enemy is Ebola and the deadly virus has left a path of destruction that will require foresight, determination and faith to help revitalize this resilient nation.
In May of 2014, a team of representatives from United Methodist Communications and the United Methodist Committee on Relief were on location when Ebola first entered Sierra Leone. It was the third African nation to succumb to the deadly virus and it was the hardest hit.
In early 2015, a team returned to Sierra Leone to ask the question, “How will United Methodists be called upon to help rebuild West Africa?”
After Ebola: A devastated country picks up the pieces
Ebola maintains a deadly grip on Sierra Leone, but United Methodists and others are working to help the people move forward. Read More
Who can put Sierra Leone together again?
Many in Sierra Leone have no seed to plant crops because they had to eat it during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. More
Ebola survivors and orphans can be pariahs
The United Methodist Church is considering launching an orphanage in the Kailahun district to help care for children orphaned by Ebola. Read More