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Stories & updates
An Oxfam aid worker in Liberia talks risks, fears, and a few signs of hope.
By December, the deadly virus could infect 10,000 people a week—unless we act now.
With thousands of people dying of Ebola simply because of where they were born, the inequality of poverty has never seemed starker than it does right now.
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to claim lives and now ranks as the largest in history, here are answers to some of the questions you might have about the deadly virus and its spread.
Pushed to the brink of disaster, the world’s newest country needs bold efforts to end the conflict that has driven 1.7 million people from their homes.
Officials have quarantined many areas to try and stem the spread of a deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of almost half the people infected. You can help.