Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities

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A team of volunteers in Gbaneh Bana Village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone, discussing Ebola prevention with a family. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie

Children orphaned by Ebola are facing stigma and rejection in their families and their communities, according to the UN Children's Fund UNICEF.

Preliminary figures by the agency put the number of single and double orphans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at 3,700.

As the death toll rises in the West Africa region, UNICEF warns that the fear of the infection is becoming stronger than family ties.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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