19 September 2014: Children are being hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, says Plan International.
The organisation says young people are not just getting infected by the deadly virus – but also being orphaned, stigmatised and discriminated against as the outbreak continues to spiral.
“Children are missing months of school as public institutions are shut down and travel is restricted. Many children are suffering from shock and trauma after witnessing deaths of their loved ones. They are in desperate need of care,” said Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.