Liberia


Liberia women, children bear brunt of Ebola

2014-09-19 12:55

The Ebola virus continues to spread devastation in Liberia, and with more than 2 600 people dead so far, women and children are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Ebola crisis 'being used to attack media freedom'

2014-09-18 14:27

From the closure of newspapers to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia’s fight against Ebola is being accompanied by an alarming assault on press freedom.

French nurse for MSF contracts Ebola in Liberia

2014-09-18 05:46

A French volunteer working for Medicines Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity says, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

Nearly $1bn needed now to stop Ebola

2014-09-16 19:27

Nearly $1bn is needed now to stop Ebola and cases could double every 3 weeks from around 5 000 now.

World lost precious time in Ebola fight

2014-09-15 22:03

The European Union has urged the international community to make up for precious time lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Liberia dismisses 10 officials for abadoning Ebola fight

2014-09-14 22:29

Liberia's leader has sacked 10 senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak.

UN vows to 'stay the course' in Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-12 14:01

The UN has vowed its peacekeepers will not abandon Liberia and will "stay the course" despite the Ebola epidemic raging across the west African nation.

Red Cross to train more volunteers in Ebola fight

2014-09-12 09:11

The Red Cross says it plans to train more than 2 000 extra volunteers to step up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa.

Ebola: South African quarantined in Nigeria

2014-09-11 13:45

Nigerian health authorities say they are holding, for Ebola testing, a South African national in transit to her country because she is showing potential symptoms of the disease after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Ebola threatening Liberia's existence - minister

2014-09-10 08:02

Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warns, following a grim WHO assessment that the worst is yet to come.

Ebola kills 2 288, nearly half in past 21 days

2014-09-09 19:22

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has claimed 2 288 lives, the WHO says, stressing that nearly half had died in less than a month.

World urged to step up efforts in responding to Ebola

2014-09-09 07:39

The WHO has urged the world to step up efforts in responding to the Ebola epidemic as it says Liberia is set to see a huge spike in the infections from the epidemic ravaging west Africa.

AU: Efforts to stop Ebola are stigmatising

2014-09-08 14:43

The African Union says the largest Ebola outbreak in history is creating a sense of siege in affected communities.

Liberia's Ebola disposal teams preserve life after death

2014-09-08 10:51

Liberia's Ebola disposal teams have taken on the grim task of going door-to-door, picking up victims and sterilising their homes.

US missionary with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

2014-09-05 21:21

A US health missionary infected with the Ebola virus has entered the Nebraska medical centre in Omaha for treatment after being flown in from West Africa, a spokesperson for the medical centre says.

US missionary with Ebola en route to Nebraska

2014-09-05 13:05

A third US health missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia left the West African country's capital in a plane headed for the Nebraska Medical Centre in Omaha.

Missionary infected with Ebola heading to US

2014-09-05 08:33

A missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a US hospital for treatment, doctors say.

$600m needed to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-04 14:44

The United Nations (UN) says $600m in supplies is required to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports, as the death toll passes 1 900.

Dramatic surge in Ebola deaths

2014-09-03 22:10

There has been a dramatic surge in the number of deaths from Ebola in West Africa in the past few days, says the head of the WHO.

Ebola survivor: I felt like I was about to die

2014-09-03 08:54

A US doctor who survived after contracting Ebola while doing missionary work in Liberia says 'I felt like I was about to die', adding he feared his own death.

Poor response to Ebola 'causing needless deaths'

2014-09-02 07:50

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank says.

Ebola crisis: Liberia extends stay-home order

2014-09-01 14:36

Liberia’s president has ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a statement says.

$70m food aid needed for Ebola quarantine areas

2014-08-30 19:06

The World Food Programme says it needs to raise $70m to feed 1.3 million people at risk from shortages in Ebola-quarantined areas in West Africa.

WHO: Ebola outbreak could strike 20 000 people

2014-08-28 22:37

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20 000 people, the WHO says, in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

 

700 new Ebola cases in only 1 week

2014-09-18 18:17

The WHO says 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in only 1 week in the outbreak blamed for more than 2 600 deaths.

Liberia hopes US Ebola pledge will spur others to act

2014-09-18 07:29

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

Healthy Briton injected in Ebola vaccine trial

2014-09-17 22:01

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford in London.

US deploys 3 000 as Ebola crisis worsens

2014-09-16 21:34

The United States will send 3 000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia.

US set to send troops to build Ebola clinics

2014-09-16 07:28

US President Barack Obama is set to announce that the US will send thousands of troops to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by building clinics and training healthcare workers.

Obama to ask for $88m for Ebola effort

2014-09-15 17:34

President Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88m to fund a major Ebola offensive in West Africa that would include greater military involvement.

Ebola taking 'heartbreaking' toll on Liberian kids

2014-09-12 22:52

The murderous Ebola outbreak ripping through west Africa is taking a devastating toll on children, with at least 2 000 orphaned in worst-hit Liberia alone, the UN says.

Ebola death toll hits 2 400 - WHO

2014-09-12 13:00

The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2 400 people and infected twice that number, according to the WHO.

In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis

2014-09-12 07:56

The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors say.

Ebola: Liberia urges more international help

2014-09-10 11:40

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she expects the Ebola crisis gripping her country to worsen in the coming weeks as health workers struggle with inadequate supplies.

Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

2014-09-10 05:00

Liberia is bracing for an upsurge in Ebola cases, following a grim World Health Organisation assessment that the worst is yet to come in the fight against the killer virus.

US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-09 07:39

The US military will send a field hospital to Liberia for medical staff fighting the Ebola virus, as part of an expanded effort to stem the epidemic.

Liberia could see 1000s of new Ebola cases - WHO

2014-09-08 21:25

The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks.

African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

2014-09-08 12:30

AU chiefs are holding an emergency meeting to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has taken over 2 000 people in West Africa.

Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

2014-09-06 20:38

When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment centre in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders voiced their anger not at him, but at Liberia's president.

EU pledges $181m to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-05 14:43

The EU has promised $181m in assistance to bolster the overstretched health sectors of four West African nations struggling to halt the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

2014-09-05 11:46

World health experts are set to meet for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given serums.

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa

2014-09-04 07:43

The hospital in Liberia where three US aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn’t have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe.

VIDEO: 'Hungry' Liberia Ebola patient flees quarantine

2014-09-03 13:05

An Ebola patient in Liberia escaped from an Ebola quarantine in Monrovia and sent people fleeing as he walked through a market in search of food. Watch the video.

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset - expert

2014-09-02 08:43

It has been one of the more bizarre features of a deadly epidemic: a vocal minority in west African society denying that Ebola exists even as family and friends die around them.

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia

2014-09-02 06:12

Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital has gone on strike, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation.

Ebola: Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

2014-08-30 20:42

Liberia says it will deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa is under control.

West African states call for open borders

2014-08-28 22:37

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States says.

Ebola crisis talks start in Ghana

2014-08-28 14:19

Health ministers of the West African regional bloc Ecowas have gathered in Ghana for crisis talks aimed at strengthening each country’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

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