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Steven gets a rapturous welcome from the children in Lal Gberay village in Sierra Leone, where he's helped to fund a school

You might know Steven Caulker as a talented Premier League footballer who plays for Queen's Park Rangers, as well as for his appearance in the England national team. But he's also just returned from an emotional trip with ActionAid to Sierra Leone, his grandfather’s homeland. It's always been Steven's dream to go and visit this west African country. Here Steven shares his experiences about the people he met in Sierra Leone: from the Ebola survivor who lost eight members of her family to the disease, to the children who are hungry for an education at the primary school Steven helped to fund, and the fearless women who are working hard to provide a better future for themselves and the next generation.

Panelists: Dr Edelstein, Dermot Murnaghan, Jane Merrick and Professor Lisk

Experts debate how to tackle Ebola

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Last night, Sky news presenter, Dermot Murnaghan hosted our special panel event to discuss the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone and what it means for these countries that have borne the brunt of the outbreak.Find out the key takeaways from the discussion below and help us do more by donating to our appeal.

ActionAid’s Christal Da-Thong talks to a five-year-old orphan in Liberia. His parents died of Ebola

When she was 18 years old, Christal Da-Thong moved from Liberia to the UK to study in London. Twelve years later, and now a UK citizen, she has moved back to Liberia to work for ActionAid on our Ebola emergency response. Here she tells us what life is like in Liberia right now, how her friends and family are coping and what she's doing in communities to help stop the spread of the virus.

Tags: Ebola, Liberia

Sir Nicholas Partridge addresses an international audience of HIV/AIDS activists in Lisbon, Portugal

In this guest blog, leading HIV and AIDS activist and former CEO of the Terrence Higgins Trust, Sir Nicholas Partridge draws comparisons between the fight to defeat HIV and AIDS and Ebola and looks at how we can use this knowledge to limit Ebola's spread.

A Liberian health worker in Monrovia. ActionAid is donating clorox, chlorine and buckets to patients, survivors and affected families.

As the Ebola outbreak extends its grip on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, global concern has escalated, especially now that nations including the USA and Spain have reported some sporadic Ebola cases. It's time to dispel some myths about the virus. 

Young girl standing in the rubble of her home in Gaza  in August 2014

With the barbaric death of British aid worker David Haynes at the hands of Islamic State and continuing concerns over the fate of volunteer aid convoy driver Alan Henning, the risks run by humanitarian workers in conflict situations have been thrown into sharp relief.