Supporting communities in Western Africa
I wrote blogs, case studies, interviews and situation reports detailing the work of all our teams; everything from the situation on the ground and how many people we were helping, to internal issues such as in which areas we needed to recruit more staff, the security situation, and how well our supply lines were working to bring in everything we needed. My reports were sent to Save the Children’s operations room in London, as well as our media, fundraising and advocacy teams who needed to raise money and awareness for the response. Everyone needed to know what was happening and what action was required.
Sharing information about Ebola proved incredibly important. Communities across Liberia wanted to know what the symptoms of the disease were, how to respond, how important it was to isolate themselves and where to seek help. Doing this formed a big part of our response, with our health, child protection and education teams all working hard to make sure communities were well informed.