Ebola infected more than 14,000 people in Sierra Leone and claimed the lives of 3,955 victims, including 945 children. Not everyone was infected by the virus, but every Sierra Leonean was profoundly affected by the epidemic.
During the 15-month crisis, World Vision worked tirelessly to protect the 58,000 children in our programme and their families from Ebola. Our response – and our future recovery plan – took a three-pronged approach. Throughout the epidemic, we remained:
- Consistently child-focused
- Committed long-haul
On 7 November 2015 we celebrated the defeat of Ebola in Sierra Leone. We are grateful to God for this victory and for the many friends and partners who stood with us throughout the crisis.