Espen Rasmussen

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Young men working as grave diggers in a large cemetery on the outskirts of Freetown help health workers in full protective clothing bury a body. Every day, ambulances arrive with new Ebola fatalities wrapped in plastic bags which have been sprayed with chlorine to prevent further infections. The young men are working without any protective clothing.

Since the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014, about 3,500 people, including 100 health workers and 11 doctors, have died of the disease. Though the number of infections is falling and life is starting to return to normal, the effects of the epidemic on the country's economy and society have been devastating.

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Espen Rasmussen
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