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Living with death: an Ebola doctor's diary – part two  

Nurses at the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone start the day with songs and prayer

In the second of this five-part series, Dingeman Rijken gives a heart-breaking insight into the life of a Red Cross Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone.

Hope and despair >

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Marjorie Stacey from Poole was helped by the assisted discharge scheme

Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community. Browse our volunteering roles to find something that suits you.

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Video: feeding the hungry from the sky in South Sudan

A Red Cross plane drops bags of aid in Leer, Unity State, South Sudan

Mary is among hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes by conflict. Watch how the Red Cross is using airdrops to reach people in South Sudan.

Looking to the sky >

Why people are scared of growing older

Worried old man profile

Our elderly population is on the rise, and increasingly depends on the charity sector for support – so the government needs to stop taking us for granted.

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Ebola Outbreak Appeal

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