Fighting the Ebola crisis… Or the tale of one girl’s trip to Sierra Leone

When the recent Ebola crisis kicked off in West Africa, there was a growing feeling of fear and unease as travel was clamped down and people began to fear we were all at risk.

One girl who wasn’t afraid to get stuck in and help was Oxfam worker Hannah Davies. The 23 year old didn’t hesitate to volunteer to go out to Sierra Leone when the charity asked for peoplehannah who were willing and able.

Once out there, she saw first-hand what was really happening – and what Oxfam were doing to help people living under the shadow of the disease.

After an interesting and moving hour on the phone, I decided that Hannah’s story was best told in the first person, with her own accent on the experiences which she had shared with me. I think it was the right decision.

Read the piece here.

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