A large number of children are now orphan after the outbreak of Ebola.
Marie, a woman died with Ebola left behind two children: Mercy and Harris. Mercy is nine years old, whereas Harris is 17 years old. It was a terrible sight for children when health workers took the body of their mother in front of their eyes. The death of Marie sent shivers down the spines of all the villagers as well.
Sheldon Yett, a representative of UNICEF Liberia Country talked about the victims of the deadly disease. He says that it is extremely difficult for people to believe that the lethal disease has killed their loved ones.
A large number of children are suffering from this trauma because of the death of their parents. According to the reports of BBC and New York times, Ebola has taken the parents of nearly 10,000 children.
There is no place or any kind of shelter home for these orphans. Currently, they are living under the open sky. Even people are also afraid to provide shelter to children who have been exposed to Ebola. Hence, children felt outcast as no one is ready to own them.
As per the reports of World Health Organization (WHO), the fatal disease has killed nearly 8,594 people in West Africa. In comparison, 21,614 people are infected with Ebola. Mostly cases emerged in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.