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Learning from the Ebola Response in cities: Communication and engagement

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Resource type:Lessons papers
Language:English
Keywords:Disasters, Epidemics & pandemics, Urban
Countries:Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Agency:ALNAP
Author(s):Leah Campbell and Luisa Miranda Morel
Date published:May 2017
Publisher:ALNAP
Pages:21pp

The West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014/15 posed a number of urban-specific challenges to humanitarians responding to the crisis. ALNAP's Learning from the Ebola Response in cities series brings together the lessons learnt from the response in West Africa, with each paper focusing on a topic: quarantine, population movement, and communication.

Communication and engagement 

This paper describes how humanitarians communicated and engaged with urban stakeholders in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It focuses in particular on how humanitarians navigated urban notions of community, a dense and mobile population, participation in an environment of little trust and other related issues. 

 

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