Re-integration of Ebola Volunteer Burial Teams into their Communities

14 Jul 2017
Re-integration of Ebola Volunteer Burial Teams into their Communities

In Sierra Leone, volunteers were trained in safety procedures that replaced the traditional high-risk burial practices, and worked in ‘Safe and Dignified Burial’ teams. Many were ostracized by their communities but thanks to the support of the Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund, they were able to  successfully reintegrate.

UNDP and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with support from the Government of Finland, helped the volunteers to develop skills to be able to make a living, as well as providing counselling and training.

“In the beginning nobody wanted to know me or be my friend. I faced stigma every day. Thanks to the Red Cross and UNDP my community has been educated and have now welcomed me back.”

Link to Photo Report.

 

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