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Life after coming home

After Mercy Kennady, 9, lost her mother to Ebola, she made international news when she was found crying, scared and alone, wandering the streets of Liberia. Her journey has taken her from being orphaned, facing stigma and undergoing quarantine to starting anew in the loving home of a foster family.

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March 2015: Orphaned by Ebola, Mercy starts anew in the loving home of a foster family.

December 2014: Reuniting Ebola-affected children in Liberia with family or caregivers is of utmost priority.

November 2014: Photographs by typhoon-affected children portray recovery and healing one year after the storm.

September 2014: Sierra Leone aimed to reach every household with life-saving information to prevent the further spread of Ebola.

August 2014: At Ahmadiya Muslim Primary School in Sierra Leone, the child-friendly model of education is driving better learning results. 

June 2014: Ten newborn babies die every minute, but the majority of these deaths are due to preventable causes.

March 2015: We aspire to a world where every woman and every girl is empowered to achieve her fullest potential.

December 2014: The year 2014 subjected children to a growing number of crises.

October 2014: Workers on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak are putting themselves at risk in an effort to control the disease.

September 2014: Health workers and relief organizations are struggling to keep up with the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

July 2014: The CEE/CIS region shows one of the fastest increases in the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

April 2014: Health workers rely on a system known as the ‘cold chain’ to ensure that vaccines remain potent, to keep children healthy.