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Food search forces thousands to break Ebola quarantines in Sierra Leone

Published:Tuesday | November 4, 2014 | 3:33 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP):

Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said.

Large swaths of the West African country have been sealed off to prevent the spread of Ebola, and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their homes.

The government, with help from the UN's World Food Program, is tasked with delivering food and other services to those people.

But there are many "nooks and crannies" in the country that are being missed, Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid's Sierra Leone representative, said Tuesday.


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