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The rapid spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone triggered a humanitarian crisis on a massive scale.
Since spring 2014, Sierra Leone has been one of the countries most badly affected by the Ebola epidemic. The virus has infected more than 13,000 people in Sierra Leone, of whom around 4,000 have died (source: World Health Organisation). Though the number of cases fell significantly in early 2015, the epidemic is still ongoing and humanitarian stakeholders are still deploying operations in this area.
Despite its extensive natural resources and huge potential for agricultural development, Sierra Leone remains one of the world’s poorest countries. The people of Sierra Leone are attempting to rebuild their country following the devastation of a war that raged from 1991 to 2000, leaving thousands of people maimed by the loss of an arm or leg. The psychological suffering inflicted by such violence is still strikingly evident even today.
More than half the population live in extreme poverty, and the Ebola epidemic has further exacerbated this situation.
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