07/09/2015 to 23/09/2015 The ‘BEYOND EBOLA, Helping children rebuild their lives’ photograhy exhibition”can be visited”from 7 to 23 September 2015 in the Piazza area of the Commission’s Berlaymont building”in Brussels”(Rue de la Loi 200). The photography exhibition illustrates personal stories of Ebola-affected children and the EU’s assistance to these children in partnership with UNICEF and Save the Children. Many children in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been and often are still exposed to traumatic experiences linked to the epidemic. Some have suffered stigma and discrimination in their community because of a family member’s or their own illness. 16 000 children have lost one or two parents, and many have lost friends. Millions of children have been deprived of their right to education and exposed to risks such as dropping out of school, particularly among girls, and child labour. The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is supporting children in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to rebuild their lives after Ebola. In Guinea and Sierra Leone, two educational projects are being developed under the EU Children of Peace initiative by UNICEF and Save the Children. –

A boy in a backpack smiles at the camera.

Ebola lessons for COVID-19

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