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Psychosocial support

Members of the local community of King Robert Farm, a suburb of Monrovia in Liberia, are listening to a team of psychosocial workers of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) during an emotional debrief.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa produces an increasing number of affected people beyond those infected and dead.

Survivors, families, children, and health workers are dealing with the stress and trauma left behind by the disease. Psychosocial support is an approach that helps victims of Ebola to cope with stress and fosters resilience in communities and affected individuals.

Twice a week a team of four psychosocial workers and a supervisor visit King Robert Farm to meet the only survivor and affected families in this village.

UNMEER has provided 9 cars to ACF to help it reach communities for contact tracing and psychosocial work.

King Robert Farm, Montserrado, Liberia, on 2 February 2015
Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

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Photo taken @ Bensonville on 2 February 2015 (© UNMEER / Flickr)

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