Find out what Ebola is, what's happening in the DRC and how ActionAid are responding to the 2019 Ebola outbreak.
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.
Posted in Blogs 3 weeks 5 days ago
Boris Johnson starts his tenure as Prime Minister at a time of unprecedented global challenges. He inherits the need to ensure Britain is a force for good in the world, including making an unequivocal commitment to women’s rights.
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.
Posted in Blogs 4 years 9 months ago
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.
Posted in Blogs 4 years 10 months ago
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.