ANGIE & PRINCESS; LOCKDOWN UPDATE & MEDIA
Sierra Leone’s extraordinary 3-day lockdown came and went peacefully enough, ending on Monday morning – history will be its judge. Our distinctive role within it, feeding well over 1,000 street children all over the country, also passed off well – and was covered on Al Jazeera, BBC World and in the Sunday Times.
The main reason I wanted to write today however was in connection with an article in the Independent on Sunday on the wider humanitarian impact of the Ebola crisis in Liberia. It reported on two of our children, a teenager called Princess and her baby, Angie, who The Independent had written about back in May, before Ebola. Those of you who read that feature in May will remember that their tale was a very difficult one but with our help, their situation was improving and there was hope for the future.