The ravages of the Ebola virus continue to be felt in Guéckédou, southern Guinea, near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. This area was the epicentre of the epidemic and the death toll here over the past year has been high. Although the disease no longer holds sway here, it is still present in other parts of the country.
With the support of the ICRC, volunteers from the Red Cross Society of Guinea have distributed aid to 150 families whose members suffered, and in some cases died from, the disease.
"Three members of my family died during the outbreak. Some of our belongings had to be destroyed to prevent contamination. We really needed this aid," said one of the beneficiaries. Another added: "I caught Ebola last year but recovered. Ever since, the Red Cross has supported and looked after me. I'm so grateful for their help. God bless them!"
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