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Ebola Outbreak Appeal

The British Red Cross launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. 

Ebola claimed more than 11,300 lives, predominately across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, in what is the worst outbreak of the disease in history.

Our emergency appeal, launched in August 2014, raised a total of £8.8 million. Find out how your donations have helped to save lives. 

Listen: 'The end of Ebola is just the beginning'

A patient arrives at the Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone

The number of new cases is dropping, but, as our Ebola manager explains, there is a long way to go.

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Ebola outbreak: stories from West Africa

Red Cross workers in Liberia, who were called to remove the body of an Ebola victim from her home

Stories, pictures and videos from Red Cross workers and communities touched by Ebola.

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Ebola 'feared more than the war'

What is the Ebola virus? Questions and answers

Deddeh Karzor and Deddeh Johnson, from Zangota, Lofa County, have both lost friends and family to Ebola.

Ebola is a highly infectious disease with no cure, but infections can be prevented. Find out more about the disease.

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Red Cross response: five steps to stopping Ebola

Liberian Red Cross volunteer and contact tracer Kebbeh Bee talks to members of the Pipeline community in Paynesville, near Monrovia.

The Red Cross has been tackling the outbreak since it began. These images show the fight against Ebola.

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