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Learning from the Ebola Response in Cities: Responding in the context of urban quarantine


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Resource type:Lessons papers
Keywords:Disasters, Epidemics & pandemics, Urban
Countries:Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Author(s):Leah Campbell, with Christopher Adan and Milimer Morgado
Date published:May 2017

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 Ebola' series brings together the lessons learnt from the response in West Africa, with each paper focusing on a topic: quarantine, population movement, and engaging with communities.


This paper brings together lessons from interviews with humanitarians and local responders, as well as existing literature, about the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis.

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